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5th and 6th Grade ELA (Literature, Grammar, Writing) 12-Week Class

In this accelerated class, students will read two high-interest novels to improve reading comprehension skills, increase their understanding of basic grammar and complete a five-paragraph essay. We meet twice a week for twelve weeks.
Melanie Howell
15 total reviews for this teacher
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50 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 12 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will be emersed in reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary instruction. Students will make significant improvements in each of these areas. 
Students in this class will not have homework other than reading from the class novels. Some reading will be done during instructional time, but learners will be expected to read between thirty and fifty pages weekly.
Materials: 1. The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman 2. The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 3. Final Writing Assignment: Learners will write an essay about the author's use of theme and how that applies to our novel The Bridge Home. 4. Colored Pencils 5. 10-20 sheets of plain copy paper 6. Post-It Notes large enough for your child to use for note taking. If handwriting is challenging for your learner, please allow your student to use a highlighter in their books. 7. I will send several handouts over the twelve weeks for students to print.
 Reading comprehension will be graded through class discussions and writing assignments. Students will be given a rubric for reference when writing their final essay. A final course grade can be given upon request; however, I will provide each family with a summative report of their student's progress. 
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
I believe there to be nothing inappropriate for ten-year-old students in our class novels. One is set in India, the other in the UK during World War II. With this being said, I always encourage parents to preview novels before enrolling their learner. 


Melanie Howell
Lives in the United States
Patient Positive Professional
15 total reviews
52 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Melanie, and while I have public school and homeschool experience, I have been a private school teacher for twenty-five years. I am the author of a published picture book called Will's Ride. It is a lovely picture book about a... 
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