This is a comprehensive language arts and literature studies course that will cover writing, vocabulary, spelling, and reading comprehension while promoting active reading and reflective thinking. Literature studies will provide the stimulus for writing, and assignments will give students exposure to the elements, language, and methods of writing focusing on content, style, organization, and mechanics. Writing skills will be challenged and refined through classroom instruction, guided practice, and at-home assignments.

Curriculum/Required Text(s):

Building Spelling Skills Grade 5  

Abeka God's Gift of Language 4 (A) 


Reading (Novels do not need to be purchased all at one time as we will only read one at a time.  These books are usually available from the public library):

        -Ben and Me


        -The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

        -The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

        -Phantom Tollbooth


Grades: 4-5

Days: Tuesday

Time: 1:00-2:30

Teacher: Mrs. Katharine Wright

Classroom: Far Side 1

Cost: $18/week for 32 weeks and a one-time $40 material fee