5th Language Arts – T/Th 1:00 PM with Fr. William Bennett

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Required Text/Materials:

Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald

The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame

Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls

Note book on hand with pen/pencil. Any other required texts will be supplied or linked by the teacher.

Summary: This course exists in order to help provide students with the tools and practice to improve on their reading, writing, and understanding. Contextual understanding, point of view, and character comprehension are important parts of personal development; thus, they will be cornerstone to the study of Language Arts.

In this particular class, students will connect with characters, focus on points of view, and build onto their existing reading, writing, and grammar skills. At the conclusion of each required text, students will learn how to plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish a review of their reading. We will begin the course with a small writing assignment where students will create their own short story using their own skills and implementing some new ones. We will end the school year with a similar assignment, with the student proving to themselves that they became a better writer. During the year, drawing from the weekly readings, students will also learn to rewrite and summarize the experiences of the characters.


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