Students study literature, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and writing. In literature, there is a focus on reading comprehension, literary elements and literary analysis utilizing concrete details and commentary. In writing, topics include sentence structure and variety, topic and conclusion sentences, as well as effective paragraph construction. Vocabulary study enables students to understand basic roots, prefixes and suffixes to understand and apply the meanings of terms to their reading and writing. The reading and writing skills developed in this relevant course connect across the curriculum.