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English

5th Grade English Language Arts: Unit 1 of 4 of Fifth Grade ELA (Flex)

Units 1 of 5th Grade ELA is the first part 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.
Beth Foster
284 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 25 learners
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No live meetings
Over 8 weeks
9-14
year olds
3-18
learners per class
per learner - per week

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No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Unit 1 of Fifth Grade English Language Arts uses Katherine Paterson’s Newbery Medal winning-novel Bridge to Terabithia to teach common core standards, covering literature, foundational skills, writing, speaking and listening. Students practice reading for fluency, comprehension and vocabulary. We will use the novel to make predictions, identify plot conflicts, analyze character relationships, examine gender roles, determine themes, and track character changes through reading and discussion. There is a strong focus on grammar, which includes verb tenses, correlative conjunctions, and understanding synonyms, antonyms and holographs. There are weekly spelling word lists for learners to practice and an optional Friday quiz. There are also weekly writing assignments with students practicing opinion writing, letter writing, poetry, dialogue, and using reference materials for research. 
I have bachelor’s degrees in English, journalism, and political science, and am currently a master’s student in American history. I was a newspaper editor and reporter for 15 years, director of a social justice center for three years, and have been teaching English Language Arts, English As a Second Language, and social studies for the past five years. I am currently co-director of the Foster Woods Folk School.
This flex class is for learners who just want to practice their English Language Arts Skills, as well as students who want to get a letter of competition. For learners who are just practicing skills, homework is optional but highly recommended. For those learners seeking a letter of completion, there is 3-4 hours of homework to be completed each week. See the rubric below for how the learner will be evaluated. For those students seeking a letter of completion. I will provide an assessment each weekend of the previous week’s assignments. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
Students will need either a paper or digital copy of Katherine Paterson's "Bridge to Terabithia."
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Weekly Evaluation Rubric 

Reading: 20 Points 
- 3-Minute Reading Aloud Recording 5 Points
- Comprehension Quiz 5 Points
- Classroom Discussion Question Participation 5 Points
- Vocabulary Quiz 5 Points 

Spelling: 15 Points
- Writing Each Word 3 Times 5 Points 
- Spelling Word Project 5 Points 
- Spelling Quiz 5 Points

Grammar: 15 Points
- Grammar Worksheet 5 Points
- Grammar Project 5 Points
- Grammar Quiz 5 Points

Classroom Journal: 10 Points

Writing Assignment: 40 Points 
No live meetings, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.
Our novel study, “Bridge to Terabithia,” deals with death, loss, religion, and gender identity. 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. 
Students will need either a paper or digital copy of Katherine Paterson's "Bridge to Terabithia."

Teacher

Beth Foster
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Lives in the United States
The Foster Woods Folk School, Teaching the Humanities Within an EcoSocial Justice Framework
284 total reviews
224 completed classes

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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... 
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