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The Excellent Reader Jr: 5th Grade Language Arts Summer Reading and Writing Fun

Mrs. VZ's Excellent Reader Jr: fifth-grade summer companion class is designed to empower students as they read excellent literature, write wonderful essays, create a graphic novelette, and share their writing in class. #academic
Evelyn VanZant: 4th and 5th Grade Language Arts
158 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$15 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 8 weeks
50 minutes per class
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Class Experience

The learning goals for this class are for your student to engage with books in a fun, relaxed, and creative way.   While doing this, your student will be using their comprehension skills, honing their writing skills, and practicing their oral communication skills. 
There will be reading and writing assignments with each class.   
 1 file available upon enrollment
A biography of your student's choice (You may begin reading this prior to the course if you desire) The Mysterious Benedict Society (Any unabridged version) The Swiss Family Robinson: Graphic Novel (ISBN # 978-1496500366)
No assessment will be given, however, I am happy to provide constructive feedback on uploaded written assignments. 
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The biographical book report portion of this class is student-led, meaning students, with the help of their parents, will be choosing a biographical book for their report.  When choosing your book, please choose age-appropriate titles for the 5th-grade level. 

The Mysterious Benedict Society follows four children, two boys and two girls, who are chosen for a very important mission.  A secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. What they'll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you're gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.  

The Swiss Family Robinson: Graphic Novel is the abridged version of Johann David Wyss's original book of the same name.  Written as a family-friendly book in the same genre as the less family-friendly Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, the story follows The Robinson Family as they make a life for themselves after becoming shipwrecked on a deserted island.  This story is a wonderful example of teamwork, family support, and determination.  


Evelyn VanZant: 4th and 5th Grade Language ArtsPassionate about helping student's reading skills improve!
158 total reviews
95 completed classes

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