Level 1: Illustrated Classics - Yearlong Course 2018-2019

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Level 1: Illustrated Classics - Yearlong Course 2018-2019


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St. Raphael School is an Orthodox online school within Scholé Academy, which is a division of Classical Academic Press.

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Course Details at a Glance:

Term: Yearlong 2018–19 (Find our academic calendar here.)
Target Age Range: 5–7
Instructor: Celeste Gregor
Live Session Schedule: M/T/W 11:10 a.m. Eastern (10:10 a.m. Central), 55 min.
Price: $675.00
Technical Requirements: Learn about our updated technical requirements here.

Level 1 Course Features:

The Level 1 Liberal Arts Course is designed to be an early elementary interactive course for young learners that will cultivate their love and delight for reading and story. Mrs. Gregor will work closely with parents to deepen the innate wonder young learners possess and create a community among the students as they gather regularly to read and enjoy great children's storybooks. The course will contain the following components:

  • Literature-based lessons and projects from experienced homeschool families delivered online
  • Ongoing resources and support for parents and students
  • Pacing and structure with ample opportunities for expanded and deeper engagement with course topics
  • A wide variety of carefully selected texts, including:
    • Poems
    • Stories and quotations from Saints
    • Stories and passages from Holy Scripture
    • Myths, legends, and fables from around the world

Level 1 Course Skills:

Students who enroll in the course should be able to...

  • Identify all letters of the alphabet and most of their sounds
  • Sound out simple 3 or 4 letter words (with minimal help)
  • Draw a picture and tell about it
  • Identify their base shapes
  • Identify colors
  • Follow along in a book
  • Stay focused on one activity for at least 15 minutes

During the course, students will practice...


  • Reading selections of the best illustrated books
  • Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation and phonics
  • Learning about the world through a wide variety of literature


  • Listening skills
  • Retelling narratives
  • Answering questions leading to definition, example, and comparison


  • Completing creative projects on literary themes
  • Presenting in class using “show and tell” format
  • Writing vocabulary words from literature selections

2018-2019 Book Selections:

Please Note:  Books are not included in the course fee. Most books can also be checked out from the library.

Fall 2018

Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter)
Mirrette on the High Wire (Emily Arnold McCully)
A Pair of Red Clogs (Masako Matsumo)
The Glorious Flight (Alice Provensen)
The Rag Coat (Lauren Mills)
One Grain of Rice (Demi)

Spring 2019

The Big Snow (Berta Hader)
A New Coat for Anna (Harriet Ziefert)
Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening (Susan Jeffers)
The Empty Pot (Demi)
Maybe Something Beautiful (F. Isabel Campoy)
Chicken Sunday (Patricia Polacco)

Please note: There may be one or two changes to this list within the next few months.

Level Overview: