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Language Arts Super Pack: Term 2

Language Arts Super Pack: Term 2

SKU: WRI9+T2
$164.00Price

Purchase one term (16 weeks) of language arts classes for only $10.25/session!* This includes:


Into Another World: Short Stories (4 weeks)

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use the more you have." —Maya Angelou

 

Deep inside every person is a voice waiting to be heard, a world waiting to come to life. Through the use of prompts, literary devices, and descriptive language, students breathe life into characters, scenes, and interactions between the two. Taking a single picture, students will pull out the characters and send them twirling across the page. Students lead readers through a forest of their own creation—blindfolded—and tell them what they see, help them feel what they feel, and let them listen to what they hear. Through the use of an organized presentation and plot, students engage the audience in a way they never have before.

 

Milestone: Ability to create organized works aimed at explaining complex, human emotions that engage the audience."

 

MaterialsArabian Nights, retold by Classic Starts


Could You Be More Pacific? Marine Life Research Paper (4 weeks)

What did the ocean say to the shore? Nothing, it waved. The ocean is brimming with two things: water and marine life. Students will explore marine life in depth, choosing their own individual creatures to research. They will discover how to follow the five-step writing process, in addition to citing, quoting, and creating a bibliography. Dive into the unchartered waters of research!

 

  • Write a multi-paragraph research paper

  • Engage in note taking, organization, drafting, and citing

 

Oh, the Places We’ll Go! Poetry (4 weeks)

When words dance, we call it poetry. Poetry embraces the rhythm of the human voice and the rich emotions of life. Students will travel through beats and rhythms with Homer, Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson. Exploring couplets, sonnets, haikus, free verse, and concrete poetry, students will have no end of places to go in their writing! 

 

  • Study poetry across history (special focus on Homer, Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson) and how it’s changed

  • Experiment with various poetic forms

  • Participate in a Poetry Slam!

 

Materials: The Mouse of Amherst, by Elizabeth Spires

 

Writing for The Times: Journalism (4 weeks)

"Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.” —Henry Anatole Grunwald

 

Journalism is a cacophony of gathering, evaluating, and presenting information. It involves interviewing people, assessing situations, and organizing particulars. In Writing for The Times, students will create their own newspaper, while learning critical skills such as effective quoting, conciseness, and visual representation. Students present the events of their lives in rich, spirited language. Journalism can never be silent!

 

  • Gather, evaluate, and organize information about local events

  • Evaluate a person or issue for a front-page news article using interviews, quotes, and photographs

 

MaterialsLi Lun: Lad of Courage, by Carolyn Treffinger

 

  • Day and Time: Mondays, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Dates: February 5, 2024 - May 27, 2024
    • Spring Break: March 25 - 29, 2024
  • Recommended for: Ages 9+ / Grades 4-5
  • Teacher: Eve Babb

 

See more language arts classes: thethinkingkid.org/language-arts

 

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