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Language Arts: Term 2 Super Pack

Language Arts: Term 2 Super Pack

$180.00Price

 

Purchase a discounted term (16 weeks) of classes! This includes:

 

Slow and Steady: Life Lessons Through Stories (4 weeks)

Aesop’s fables, written over 2000 years ago, hold direct relevance today. Morals do not change; instead, we do. Students write their own fables, exploring their values and deciding what matters to them. In an effort to explain the world around us, students dive into folktales and myths, discovering that the world is a pulsing kaleidoscope, and we can only describe what we think we see.

 

Week 1 - Identifying fables, exploring Aesop’s fables, and forming morals.

Week 2 - Fable writing workshop; forming one- to two-paragraph stories.

Week 3 - Curious explanations; Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories; one- to two-paragraph workshop.

Week 4 - Presentations, discussion on the power of stories, and game review.

 

Me and My Family: Familial Ties (4 weeks)

Our families mold us into who we are, whether that family is blood-related or made up of the creative, loving individuals around us. Students dive into their family history, recording their families’ adventures and using dialogue and descriptive language to strengthen their stories.

 

Week 1 - Who am I? Autobiographies and compound sentences.

Week 2 - Who is in my family? Simple family history and biography paragraph workshop.

Week 3 - Discovering interesting family stories; story paragraph workshop.

Week 4 - Presentations and review.

 

Convincing Others: Academic Argumentative Writing (4 weeks)

Learning we can make a change in the world can alter how we view ourselves and our potential as individuals. Students explore the power of persuasion through written and oral debates, and challenge themselves to convince others. Ultimately, we have the power to change the world. The only question is, do we understand how to?

 

Week 1 - What is an argument? Examples and outline workshop.

Week 2 - Brainstorming arguments; introduction to debate.

Week 3 - Workshop writing; forming supported arguments.

Week 4 - Argument presentations. Are you convinced?

 

The What, How, and Why: Research Papers (4 weeks)

Where does our curiosity go when we grow up? Perhaps it goes to the young minds of children—since they are always full of fascinating questions. Through interactive research exploration, students gain the skills to research independently, answer their questions, and explain their reasoning. Questions will not go unexplored, and research will not go to waste.

 

Week 1 - What is a research paper? Examples and outlining; brainstorming research topics.

Week 2 - In-class lesson on conducting research; discussion on creditable resources and identifying unreliable resources.

Week 3 - Research workshop; creating introductions and forming a body that flows.

Week 4 - Research workshop; presentations; review.

 

  • Day and Time: Fridays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Dates: February 5 - May 30, 2025 
    • No class April 16 (Spring Break)
  • Recommended for: Ages 6+ / Grades 2-3
  • Teacher: Miriam Bonney

 

Please note: Daylight savings will occur on Sun, Mar 9, 2025, in the U.S., which may differ from other countries’ daylight savings schedules.

 

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

See more classes for ages 6+ / grades 2-3: thethinkingkid.org/grades-2-3