A typical class begins with a spelling test followed by taking up vocabulary homework. In the early years this will include sharing simple sentences and in the later years there will be more complex expectations in addition to sentences such as definitions, synonyms and antonyms of weekly words. The students will then do an in-class reading comprehension. At times in partners or as a whole group with guidance from the teacher they will share responses to provide an opportunity to collaborate and learn from each other. As they share responses the teacher will work with the class to provide an understanding of proper sentence structure, how to organize short open-ended responses, how to back up their statements with information from the passage and eventually how to take their learning to write strong essays in the later years. Novel studies are another component of Apostrophe Kids program. Novel study homework will be taken up as a class, providing another opportunity to learn from each other.