Language Arts 5 (Hybrid)
Through a cross curricular and banded standards approach with social studies, students will study grammar, writing mechanics, research writing and creative expression. Students will recognize and imitate good writing through dictation exercises, explore various writing styles through fun and diverse writing assignments, solidify their natural grasp of grammar and more. The cross curricular activities include: adventures of life overseas, and the study of the classics from our own culture. Get ready to: See cultures with new eyes as you walk with a young Tibetan girl from her homeland all the way to Calcutta. Students will read: The Horse and His Boy, one of C. S. Lewis' marvelous tales of Narnia, Shuffle behind Marjan, a disabled Persian girl, as she risks her life to collect stories for the Sultan's wife, who must tell him a new tale every night--or be killed. Students will get more glimpses into life in the Eastern Hemisphere through their Readers this year. They'll meet characters who inspire courage, curiosity, strength and lots of fun! After you meet one such character in Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, your children will use the included paper to make their own authentic Japanese origami.
* Prerequisites: None
* This course includes an optional learning experience.