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6 Week Writing Class | 4th 5th Grades | Writing Complex Sentences and Paragraphs

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Leaves of Learning Academy
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We will publish 8 pieces of writing: opinion, informative/explanatory, and narrative paragraphs. The writing tasks focus on building and strengthening ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, paragraphs, and conventions.

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US Grade 4 - 6
Intermediate Level
12 lessons//6 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Elements of Narrative Writing
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. Learners will be able to: ✅name some elements of narrative writing ✅know how to include sensory details/Wow Words to paint a picture with words ✅know how to use complex, detailed sentences to make their writing more interesting ✅know how to add zest to a paragraph with a well-placed idiom
Lesson 2
Elements of Narrative Writing
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. Learners will be able to: ✅use elements of narrative writing to write a short story ✅use sensory details/Wow Words to paint a picture with words ✅use complex, detailed sentences to make their writing more interesting
 Week 2
Lesson 3
Elements of Narrative Writing
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. Learners will be able to: ✅use elements of narrative writing to revise a short story ✅use similes and metaphors to make their writing more interesting ✅use complex, detailed sentences to make their writing more interesting
Lesson 4
Elements of Narrative Writing
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. Learners will be able to: ✅use dialogue to make their writing more interesting ✅use a hook at the beginning of their story to grab the reader’s attention ✅incorporate all of the elements of narrative writing into a short story
 Week 3
Lesson 5
Elements of Informative/Explanatory Writing
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. Learners will be able to: ✅explain what features make up informative/explanatory writing ✅know how to use conjunctions to connect clauses, phrases, and words together ✅know how to combine sentences to make their writing stronger
Lesson 6
Elements of Informative/Explanatory Writing
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. Learners will be able to: ✅explain what features make up informative/explanatory writing ✅know how to use conjunctions to connect clauses, phrases, and words together ✅know how to combine sentences to make their writing stronger
 Week 4
Lesson 7
Elements of Informative/Explanatory Writing
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. Learners will be able to: ✅use content specific vocabulary when writing in informative paragraph ✅use the elements of informative writing to write a paragraph about avalanches
Lesson 8
Elements of Informative/Explanatory Writing
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. Learners will be able to: ✅use transition words to add ideas or move from one idea to another ✅use the elements of informative writing to revise their paragraph about avalanches
 Week 5
Lesson 9
Elements of Opinion Paragraphs
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. Learners will be able to: ✅name the elements of opinion writing ✅support their opinions on a topic ✅use transition words to link their ideas
Lesson 10
Elements of Opinion Paragraphs
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. Learners will be able to: ✅use the elements of opinion writing to write an opinion paragraph about a topic ✅support their opinions on a topic ✅use transition words to link their ideas
 Week 6
Lesson 11
Elements of Opinion Paragraphs
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. Learners will be able to: ✅use the elements of opinion writing to write an opinion paragraph about a topic ✅support their opinions on a topic ✅use transition words to link their ideas
Lesson 12
Elements of Opinion Paragraphs
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. Learners will be able to: ✅use the elements of opinion writing to write an opinion paragraph about a topic ✅be able to support their opinions on a topic ✅use transition words to link their ideas
In this writing workshop class, we will follow the writing process to write opinion, informative/explanatory, and narrative pieces while learning how to use Linking Words for smooth transitions, Wow Words to add detail, Sizzling Starts to engage the reader, and Extraordinary Endings to leave a lasting impression. Individualized feedback & personalized instruction are provided to help meet all learners' needs.
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Leaves of Learning Academy has served over 6,500 learners to date on Outschool! The teachers with Leaves of Learning Academy are licensed and degreed professional educators with over 100 years of combined experience educating learners in a variety of settings. We are passionate about bringing the highest quality educational experiences to our learners. We strive to provide a welcoming, inclusive online classroom community where all learners' needs are met through a personalized approach to teaching and learning. We use research based instructional strategies to provide the highest quality and most effective learning opportunities for learners ages 5 through 12. Join a class and "come grow with us!"

All classes are designed and created by me, Kelly Hall, owner and founder of Leaves of Learning Academy. Our teachers go through rigorous training to assure that all classes are taught to the same level of quality no matter which one of our teachers is teaching it! I have strict hiring standards and strive to only hire teachers I would feel comfortable teaching my own children on Outschool.
Homework Offered
Learners may choose to finish any incomplete work from class, or write additional pieces of writing focusing on the skills from each lesson, and send to the teacher for feedback.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
a notebook and a pen or pencil
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Content is presented on Google Slides
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We are a team of dedicated teachers committed to engaging your learner in our online classrooms to support them in participating to their fullest level of comfort, taking risks, reaching their fullest potential, finding success, and... 
Group Class

$200

for 12 classes
2x per week, 6 weeks
45 min

Completed by 3 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-11
1-8 learners per class

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