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5th Grade English Language Arts: Complete Curriculum for Fifth Grade ELA

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Beth Foster | Humanities Educator
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5th Grade ELA is a full curriculum of four units of fifth grade English Language Arts taught to the common core standards, covering literature, foundational skills, writing, speaking, and listening.

Class Experience

US Grade 5
  • Fifth Grade English Language Arts is taught to common core standards, covering literature, foundational skills, writing, speaking and listening. Students practice reading for fluency, comprehension and vocabulary. They will practice determining theme, summarizing texts, conducting research, and using details and evidence to support an argument. There is a strong focus on grammar, which includes writing for meaning, audience, and style, using correlative conjunctions, and recognizing and correcting inappropriate shifts in verb tenses. There are also daily and weekly writing assignments with students practicing opinion writing, informative and explanatory essays, storytelling, and analysis and reflection.
I have a master of arts degree in American history, and bachelor of arts degrees in political science, English, and communications with a journalism emphasis. I am lead teacher at The Foster Woods Folk School, which focuses on humanities education within an ecosocial justice framework aimed at celebrating and improving our connections as a global community of humans and non-humans living on Planet Earth. In this role, I work with learners of all ages with a primary focus of working with learners in grades three through 12. I was the director of a social justice center for three years during which time I routinely taught about and facilitated conversations about historical and current political events for both teen and adults participants. Before that, I was a newspaper editor and reporter for 15 years. I have been teaching history, social studies, and English Language Arts classes for several years. 
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Homework
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: available upon request
Details: There is daily homework to be completed outside of class time. Homework includes reading and writing assignments, as well as worksheets and other learning projects.
Assessment
Frequency: available upon request
Details: Weekly homework is assessed as follows for learners seeking a letter grade and letter of completion: Journal Entries: 30 Points Reading Quiz: 10 Points Spelling Word Project: 10 Points Grammar Quiz: 10 Points Grammar Project/Worksheet: 10 Points Participation: 10 Points Writing Assignment: 20 Points Learners earning a C (70 percent) or greater will receive a letter of completion that reflects their final grade.
Grading
Frequency: available upon request
Details: All student workbooks are graded throughout the course.
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Students will need either a paper or digital copy of Katherine Paterson's ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’Š๐’…๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ป๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’‚ and Lois Lowery's ๐‘ต๐’–๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘บ๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’”.
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As we study literature students will engage with stories from different cultures, religions, and times. Some of these stories may contain depictions of violence, wars, colonization, disease, current events, and death. All subjects and topics will be covered in a manner that is as age-appropriate as possible, but some learners may be especially sensitive to these topics. 
I will provide PDF readers for materials covered in Units 3-4. Students will need either a paper or digital copy of Katherine Paterson's ๐‘ฉ๐’“๐’Š๐’…๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ป๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’‚ and Lois Lowery's ๐‘ต๐’–๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘บ๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’”.
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Master's Degree in History from Gettysburg College
Bachelor's Degree in English from Campbellsville University
From ancient times, humans have used stories to better understand themselves and their place in the universe. Stories explain our past and how we can create a better time and world for ourselves and those who will come after us. This is the heart...ย 
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$600

for 80 classes
4x per week, 20 weeks
25 min

Completed by 36 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-14
2-10 learners per class

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