Playing with Words: Full Year Language Arts for Grades 4-6 (Ongoing)
In this ongoing class, students study the confusing, absurd, and humorous results of breaking grammar rules, while simultaneously learning the logic behind how to use them correctly.
210 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 16 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
30 minutes per class
Grammar can be confusing. But sometimes when you break the rules, it can be funny and absurd! For example, the following sentences have two very different meanings: "I love cooking dogs and kids." (Ew!) "I love cooking, dogs, and kids." (Much better!) Each week in this ongoing class, students are introduced to a humorous example of what happens when you ignore a grammar rule. Then they learn the rule and the logic behind it. Finally, they will practice the rule in "The Language...
Students will learn basic rules of grammar, including -parts of speech -punctuation -subject/verb agreement -verb tenses
I am a Colorado-certified K-6 teacher and have been teaching for over 20 years. I have taught in a variety of setting, including public schools, private schools, and homeschool environments. I've been teaching on Outschool for over 2 years, and I love coming up with new classes!
Each week students will be assigned work in "The Language Mechanic" workbook.
Students will need a copy of "The Language Mechanic," available here as either a print book or ebook for about $25: https://www.criticalthinking.com/the-language-mechanic-book.html If you have more than one learner in the class, you can purchase just one book and make copies for multiple children.
Students are assessed informally in class. Written evaluations or grades may be given by request.
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The Language Mechanic, by The Critical Thinking Company
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
210 total reviews
166 completed classes
Hi! I'm a Colorado-certified elementary teacher and a veteran homeschool parent of 4 children. For over 20 years, I've taught hundreds of children in grades PreK-8 in a variety of settings. In 2016, I founded and ran a microschool for 3 years,...