All below course descriptions give an overview of what is covered in grade, additional content will be covered based on student.
Developing literacy skills continues to be a priority in the third grade. Students will expand their vocabularies while reading by using word analysis skills. Emphasis is on reading texts with fluency, accuracy, and meaningful expression. The student will read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts, which relate to all content areas and personal interests. The student will use effective communication skills to participate in collaborative activities and will give oral presentations. Students will continue to use comprehension strategies to compare and contrast story elements and differentiate between fiction and nonfiction. The student will use the writing process to plan, draft, revise, and edit writing in a variety of forms. The student also will write legibly in cursive. Students will continue to identify and use appropriate resources to complete a research product. Students will understand plagiarism and will report information using their own words.
In fourth grade, there is an increased emphasis on reading comprehension by comparing fiction and nonfiction texts, identifying cause and effect relationships, and differentiating between fact and opinion. The student will expand vocabulary using knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms, antonyms, and homophones. The student will continue to increase communication and collaboration skills by working in diverse teams as both a facilitator and a contributor. Students will deliver multimodal presentations and begin to examine media messages. The student will demonstrate comprehension of the research process by evaluating the relevance and reliability of information collected to create a research product. Additionally students will continue to understand the difference between plagiarism and using his/her own words.
In fifth grade, there is an emphasis on reading comprehension by comparing fiction and nonfiction texts. In fiction texts, students will explain plot development and conflict resolution and differentiate between first and third person points of view. Fifth grade students will have an increased emphasis on nonfiction reading by identifying authors’ organizational patterns, and using the text to support opinions and conclusions. The student will continue to expand vocabulary using knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms, antonyms, and homophones. Students will use the writing process to write in a variety of forms including narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive. Students will demonstrate the ability to collaborate with diverse teams working respectfully with others, using active listening skills, and showing value for individual contributions. Students will deliver multimodal presentations and compare/contrast a variety of techniques used in media messages. The student will demonstrate comprehension of the research process by evaluating the relevance, reliability, and credibility of information collected to create a research product. The student will define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism.
Everything needed for this course will be provided online some textbooks may be purchased for an additional cost but are not necessary to complete course. Students will also have acess to lessons taught by certified teachers. All courses require a subscription fee to complete, and cost will depend or courses chosen.
Language Arts 3rd-5th Course Description
All subscriptions last for the year except for manipulatives which are yours to keep unless you cancel in which all materials must be returned.
For Kindergarten and First grade (depending on student) course subscription - $200 (*includes manipulatives)