This packet briefly introduces students to the basics of reading, writing and speaking, and explains why we need to learn basic skills. Great to use as an independant study in pieces, or as I did, which was an an opener to the class for the year. I could get an idea of your students levels and needs. Topics include explaining why they need this class, what they will learn, the origin of words, reading with fluency and using context clues, as well as acronyms, abbreviations, and creating stems. Knowing these basic things will give your students a basic foundation for learning language arts in your classroom.