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A Bookworm's ELA - 4th - 6th Grade Full Curriculum - Semester 1

Study 2 novels, poetry and informational texts in this full semester, full curriculum ELA course with a fellow bookworm and experienced teacher!
Clarissa Beckstead
46 total reviews for this teacher
New class
Class
30 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 14 weeks
9-12
year olds
3-8
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 learn important literacy skills, including all skills listed in the common core reading standards for 4th-6th grade.
Students will be assigned to read 40-50 pages of the novel we are studying each week and then answer some questions in Google Forms. At the end of each novel they will complete a project.
Learners will need copies of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. I will post a few things to print in the classroom throughout the course of the class. It will be one or two pages and will not be every week. Students will sometimes need paper and pencil with them in class. Any supplies needed will be posted in the classroom at the beginning of each week.
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Assessment will be done informally. The Google Forms assignment's primary purpose is to let me know if the students are doing and understanding the reading and if they have understood what we learned in class. I will provide each student with feedback on every assignment. A formal grade can be provided upon request. Requests for formal grades must be made at the beginning of the semester.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
We will be using Google Forms for homework. Students do not need a Google account to fill out the form. If this is a problem, please let me know and I will provide an alternate assignment. 

We will use Kahoot for review games at the end of each section. 

Bud, Not Buddy is about a young, orphaned black boy during the Great Depression. It does tell of trials and struggles that may be upsetting for some readers to learn about. 
We will use The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. We will also reference the book Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse, Ruby Bridges’ Brave Step by Latorial Faison, poetry by Shel Silverstein, Robert Frost and Langston Hughes. Other poetry will be added based on the interests of the students and will always be kept age appropriate. Informational texts will come primarily from the following websites:

https://teacher.depaul.edu/Reading_NONFICTION_Grade4.html
https://teacher.depaul.edu/Reading_NONFICTION_Grade5.html
https://teacher.depaul.edu/Reading_NONFICTION_Grade6.html

Teacher

Clarissa Beckstead
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Experienced online and in-person teacher and mom of 5
46 total reviews
64 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Mrs. Clarissa. I have taught 4th and 5th grade in person and have taught preschool for 8 years. I believe in learning through fun and play! I love seeing my students learn and grow as they discover new things on their own. I... 
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