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Language Arts Super Pack: Terms 1-2

Language Arts Super Pack: Terms 1-2

SKU: WRI6+T12
$320.00Price

Purchase a full year (32 weeks, Sep-May) of language arts classes for only $10/session! This includes:


Once Upon a Time: Short Stories (4 weeks)

“Everybody loves a good story.” - Austin Kleon Wasn’t it the bedtime stories our parents told us, and the picture books our teachers read to us, that taught us what a story was before we could tell one? In an engaging mix of story telling, illustration, and sequencing, students explore how to tell stories. They tell personal stories, made-up stories, and put themselves in roles and worlds of their own creation. This adventure is one they will not forget, but will rewrite in their heads again and again.

 

Milestone: Organizing writing (beginning, middle, end); mimic other writing


All About Me: Personal Narratives (4 weeks)

Narratives are everywhere: they’re in the phone calls we make, the letters and journal entries we write, and the stories we tell. Students learn how to express themselves and describe their stories in All About Me. Students will cover grammar, sentence structure, and tenses as they explore personal narratives. 

 

Milestone: Organized writing in an independent fashion (planning/outlining)

 

You Have a Voice: Introduction to Persuasive Writing (4 weeks)

Persuasive writing sits among the most eloquent forms of writing. It embodies organization, understanding of opposing sides, and the emotional convincing of another person. Students persuade each other through example-supported, organized writing. They learn to form an opinion and support it with strong, relevant facts. Weighing differing sides through simple debate, they discover the art of arguments and how to construct their own. 

 

Milestone: Supported, organized writing (research/outlining)

 

Family Yarns: Tied Up With Letters and Cooking (4 weeks)

We write to express emotion, communicate information, and connect with others. Who better to express to, communicate with, and connect with than our families? In a familial adventure, students write friendly letters to relatives, expressing admiration and asking questions. Students dive into their family history, learning about their origins, traditions, and values. Students involve themselves in the family scene as they explore how to communicate with and remember those they love most. 
 

Milestone: Writing an organized friendly letter/retelling stories

 

Come to the Carribean: Informative and Technical Writing (4 weeks)

Hop onto Clear Communication Express as students plunge head-long into informative writing. In an age of seemingly limitless information, useful and organized information is crucial for navigation. Students learn to gather information, sort through it, and present it in a clear, engaging fashion. Event planning, advertising, and information sharing–once only attainable goals–become accessible skills. While writing about ideas that light them up and make them smile, students recognize the beauty of organized communication. 

 

Milestone: Writing informational pieces


Incredible Stories of Incredible People: Biography (4 weeks)

We can only be inspired by others if we are aware of them. Students turn back time and explore the lives of relatives, past leaders, and famous individuals in a fun-filled quest for connection. Students ask themselves questions: “What did they accomplish? What do we have in common, and how can I be more like them? What will I do now?” Students write full-sentenced, vivid paragraphs about their role models. By exploring the perseverance and creativity of past individuals, we learn that we can do it, too. What will we leave in our wake?

 

Milestone: Research-supported paragraphs/tiny essay

 

Fantastic Explanations: Fable Writing (4 weeks)

Why do dogs wag their tails? Why do rhinos have wrinkly skin? Fables tell us why things are the way they are, though not always truthfully. Students explore fable writing, coming up with their own reasons for why things are the way they are. They discover the morals hidden in Aesop’s fables, and learn to illustrate their own. They tell tall tales and paint the walls with impossible color. While writing fables and tall tales, students discover themselves and the fascinating world around them. 

 

Milestone: Organized, descriptive writing (beginning, middle, end); paragraph explaining a fable

 

Animal Explorations: Research Paper (4 weeks)

Nothing is more fascinating than the world around us. Students will have the fascinating opportunity to research an animal of their choice in depth. Equipped with unquenchible curiosity, students explore every aspect of the animal. Where is it from? Where does it live? Is it dangerous? Is it cute? Can I have one, Mom? Students learn how to use multiple sources, making notes and connecting information. Through engaging infographics, they share their information in a new media, expanding their audience. What will your student discover?

 

  • Day and Time: Fridays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Dates: September 15, 2023 - May 31, 2024
    • Fall Break: November 20 - 24, 2023
    • Winter Break: December 11, 2023 - January 7, 2024
    • Spring Break: March 25 - 29, 2024
  • Recommended for: Ages 6+ / Grades 2-3
  • Teacher: Anna Bonney

 

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