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|All Lang Arts 4th-6th||Fee: $150.00|
|Grade/Age Level: 4th, 5th, 6th,
Sep. 12, 13-May. 22, 2014—Th
Period: Lower Grades; 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Location: The Well Church
Instructor(s): Ms. Pamela Hunt
This class requires no prerequisites. I have a series of activities each week covering all areas of Language Arts: reading, writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary development, debate, etc. The six to eight activities move the hour along quickly, and don't allow students to get bored or distracted.
I begin with:
4. We study grammar and usage every week. These are prime years for learning the building blocks of language: parts of speech, complete sentences, constructing paragraphs, using adjectives, adverbs and details. Students will also practice writing in "orders" like spatial, chronological, step-by-step, etc. Mistakes made in student writing will be turned into "Essay Correction Sheets," where a sentence from each student essay is used to teach grammar rules and usage principles.
6. We have a weekly 5 minute write. This is a timed exercise that teaches students to think fast, organize, write, and recite. We will practice writing descriptions, critiques, contract and compare paragraphs, cause and effect paragraphs, persuasive arguments, etc.
7. Poetry is presented every week. Students will learn to appreciate the beauty of their language, and will learn to write Haikus, Couplets, Limericks, Free Verse, etc.
8. Research paper (5 to 7 pages) is done on a State of the Union in the second semester.
Parents will be expected to provide the books that we read as a group (usually 4). Other reading will be provided or be "books of choice" chosen by the student. Students will need a 3 ring binder with dividers for their English work: Reading, Writing, Punctuation, Spelling, Poetry, Literature. Of course, paper, pencils, erasers, and pens are needed in class. Use of a computer at home is always a plus. I always provide fresh curriculum for those who are repeat students in these multi-level classes.
I will hold an information meeting with question/answer opportunities at The Well before class begins. More on that later.
Escondido, CA 92025
Note: Payment for this class goes to the instructor directly
Min. 6 Max. 20