Optimus e-Learning School

Programs

Novels by Level

You will find a wide variety of popular and timeless novels in our collection here. You can purchase copies of these books at your favorite bookseller or online, or you can purchase the e-book to read on your Kindle, computer, or other e-reader device. To see which novels you can be tested on, please click on the Programs tab at the top of this page and click on Books Available.

In the earliest stage of reading, students will learn letter sounds and memorize basic sight words.

For our youngest readers, we have chosen book options that will build the child’s basic vocabulary.

Our 1st and 2nd grade books continue to focus on vocabulary while adding a little more length.

At this level, students will be reading a wider variety of books that include great vocabulary and require more complex comprehension skills.

The length of the books at this level is a noticeably longer. Students will read more and will have to really use their critical thinking skills to analyze the story.

For these advanced readers, we have chosen books from many different genres to keep them excited about reading while continuing to improve their higher-level vocabulary, comprehension skills, and critical thinking.

For our most accelerated readers, we have chosen college prep books from many different genres to encourage their continued reading. The vocabulary level will also increase along with the comprehension and critical thinking skills.

Nonfiction Reading

There is a strong push towards building nonfiction reading skills in school these days. Many children struggle to identify important information and think critically about the material, or they are resistant to nonfiction reading because they think it is all boring. Through careful study of these biographies, essays, and speeches, they can learn the necessary skills that will prepare them for state tests, high school research, and eventually college. These texts are available to read right here on the Optimus e-Learning website!

Since there is so much we can learn from the lives and experiences of others, children of all ages (and even adults!) can benefit greatly from reading about some of the most influential people of the past and of modern times! We have chosen leaders from many different walks of life and have presented some key points from their lives in these biographies.

After reading and listening to some of the most famous speeches ever given, students will have a better understanding of the historical significance of each. Students will have a chance to work on their critical thinking skills as well.

We have hand-picked influential essays written by well-known and historically significant authors for our students to study. They will be exposed to subject-specific vocabulary and will work on their understanding of author’s purpose.

Content Created by Optimus

We have taken the time to adapt some of the world’s greatest children’s literature for a more modern audience. These works, along with many new works created by Optimus, are available to read right here on the Optimus e-Learning website! To see which subjects you can read about, please click on the Programs tab at the top of this page and click on Books Available.

We understand that, from a young age, it is our personal responsibility to instill not only knowledge, but also a good sense of morals. We seek to achieve both of those goals here at Optimus through the reading of Aesop’s Fables. These fables use kid-friendly animal characters to teach a myriad of worthwhile life lessons.

The work of authors such as the Grimm Brothers and Hans Christen Andersen is most notably remembered through Disney’s classic animated films. However, people don’t often know the original stories. We have created adaptations that are appropriate for younger students, so parents need not worry about the darker elements of the original classics. Through these stories, readers will not only improve their academic skills, but they’ll also have fun making comparisons between the original stories and some of their favorite Disney movies!

FFor these advanced readers, we have chosen books from many different genres to keep them excited about reading while continuing to improve their higher-level vocabulary, comprehension skills, and critical thinking.

 We will read common Roman myths and their characters, and we will see how they correspond to those in Greek Mythology. Students will expand their vocabulary and find value in these stories.

Adult Reading

If you are interested in studying more about American civics, history, and culture, you’ll want to take a look at these great books and OLS articles to learn more about these subjects.

The business world is so competitive. In order to get ahead of your competition, it is crucial to read and learn from the books written by business leaders.

Are you trying to learn a new skill or study why people act the way they do? Perhaps you are trying to change something about your own behavior through reading. This category of books will provide you with many choices to help you grow not only as a reader but also as a human being.

With this material, students can work on interview skills to prepare for the OPIc test. They will learn to answer the same types of questions that they are likely to get on the test.

FREE e-Learning Prep Course

Our ESL Prep Course is part of our guarantee program for students at Optimus Language School. Students with an F-1 visa who study with us to improve their English can use this program to prepare for class and make their study time with us more effective. This prep course includes basic English words and phrases that will set students up for success in our ESL program. For more information about this prep course, check out our ESL program on www.ols.edu.

We want to make our ESL classes more effective for our students by helping them to learn basic English words and phrases before they begin studying with us. Study 20 lessons (with 20 words or phrases in each lesson) of vocab, verb phrases, and popular American idioms that will make it easier to understand the English you’ll be learning in your ESL class. This prep class is designed to last 4 weeks with one lesson each weekday. At the end of each week, you will take a quiz on that week’s lessons.