Reading passages are taken from Farmer Boy, Charlotte’s Web, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, A Bear Called Paddington, and supplemental lessons for The Moffats. Students are given guided questions to help them outline and then formulate a summary of the passage they have read. After giving an oral summary of their reading, their written work consists of a written summary and copying a couple of sentences from dictation. The goal of this first writing course is to help students become more proficient in listening and writing skills, a great preparation for the Memoria Press writing program Classical Composition. Introduction to Composition is composed of 30 lessons plus 10 supplemental lessons (sentences, letter writing, and book reports).