Language Arts 5 Part 2

Course Description:

Language Arts 5 is a course with many layers. It is designed around the idea that every student is capable of learning the materials, concepts, and instruction that is given throughout. With each day, students will learn to discover their own strengths and abilities. Students will encounter reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and spelling lessons daily. They will also be exposed to many literary forms that will reinforce the major concepts of the English language.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Language Arts 5 Part 2
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Language Arts (grade 5)
Course Provider : Berrien Springs Public Schools
Content Provided By : Lincoln Learning Solutions
Online Instructor Provided By : Lincoln Learning Solutions
Standards Addressed :
Academic Terms : Semester
NCES SCED Code :
Subject Area : English Language and Literature
Course Identifier : Language Arts (grade 5)
Course Level : Elem/Middle School (Prior to Secondary)
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 2 of 2

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://www.berrienspringsvirtualacademy.com
Email : [email protected]
Phone : 810.591.4401

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Additional Course Information:

Additional Cost Description:

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Unit 1 This unit will take a look at young people who discover what their strengths and abilities are. The students should then take a look at themselves and try to discover their own strengths and abilities. In this unit, students will begin a Reading Log to keep track of what books they have read during this course,start a Reflection Journal to help them share thoughts and ideas about the story selections, and make a Vocabulary Book that will become a resource filled with new vocabulary introduced in the stories. The students will also learn a number of reading strategies and skills such as point of view, plot and resolution, kinds of sentences, the parts of a textbook, literary forms, narrative elements, prefixes, suffixes, roots, and complete and simple subjects. Finally, the students will be given a chance to write a descriptive, narrative, and realistic essay. Essential Content and Skills The learner will: Understand what an author's point of view is. Identify the plot, setting, resolution, and characters of various stories. Be introduced to kinds of sentences, prefixes, suffixes, roots, and complete and simple subjects. Comprehend various narrative elements and literary forms. Be given a chance to write a realistic, narrative, and descriptive essay. Unit 2 This unit will take a look at team work and working together. The students should observe how working together to accomplish goals benefits everybody. The students will have a chance to build upon their prior knowledge in the areas of grammar, spelling, content, and vocabulary. They will continue to reflect on various topics and stories as well as adding vocabulary terms to their ongoing reference books. The learners will also be learning a number of reading skills and strategies such as author's point of view, making judgments, using prior knowledge, simple and complete predicates, compound sentences, clauses, and figurative languages. The learners will also learn how to write various kinds of essays such as informative essays, how-to essays, and personal narratives. Essential Content and Skills The learner will: Understand the importance of team work. Be introduced to new vocabulary and spelling words. Learn new skills and strategies, such as author's viewpoint, making judgments, and using prior knowledge. Be able to identify simple and complete predicates, compound sentences, clauses, and types of figurative language. Master types of writing such as informative essays, how-to essays, and personal narratives. Unit 3 This unit will continue to take a look at team work and working together. The students should observe how working together to accomplish goals benefits everybody. The students will have a chance to build upon their prior knowledge in the areas of grammar, spelling, content, and vocabulary. They will continue to reflect on various topics and stories, as well as add vocabulary terms to their ongoing reference books. The learners will also be learning a number of reading skills and strategies such as drawing conclusions, multiple-meaning words, complex sentences, common and proper nouns, comparing texts, making inferences, identifying narrative elements, and singular and plural nouns. The learner will also be able to write a how-to essay, a summary, and an essay that explains. Essential Content and Skills The learner will: Understand the importance of team work. Be introduced to new vocabulary and spelling words. Learn new skills and strategies, such as drawing conclusions, comparing texts, making inferences, and using prior knowledge. Be able to identify multiple-meaning words, complex sentences, common and proper nouns, and singular and plural nouns. Master types of writing such as summaries, how-to essays, and essays that explain. Unit 4 This unit will focus on our ever-changing planet. Students will read about the different forces of nature and their impact on both the earth and themselves. The students will have a chance to build upon their prior knowledge in the areas of grammar, spelling, content, and vocabulary. They will continue to reflect on various topics and stories, as well as to add vocabulary terms to their ongoing reference books. The learners will also be learning a number of reading skills and strategies such as creating mental images, retelling a story, using possessive nouns, sequencing events, using (subject, object, and possessive) pronouns, understanding antecedents, using graphic organizers, and recognizing details and main ideas. The learners will also be able to write persuasive essays, as well as book reviews. Essential Content and Skills The learner will: Get a better understanding of our ever-changing world. Be introduced to new vocabulary and spelling words. Learn new skills and strategies such as creating mental images, retelling stories, sequencing events, using graphic organizers, and recognizing main ideas. Be able to identify possessive nouns and subject, object, and possessive pronouns. Master types of writing such as book reviews and persuasive essays.

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Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills Recognize types of genres. Identify the plot, the main idea, and the details of a story. Recognize the purpose of a persuasive essay. Plan a comparison paragraph. Write a comparison paragraph. Identify the procedure to write an essay that responds to literature. Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills Identify how to apply prior knowledge while reading various texts. Make judgments based on prior knowledge. Recognize the characteristics of a news story. Examine the components of a compare and contrast essay. Recognize methods of text structuring. Draft an informative writing piece. Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills Identify the author’s purpose and viewpoint. Recognize the process for organizing information when writing a paper. Draw inferences, conclusions, or generalizations about text and support them with textual evidence or prior knowledge. Use regular and irregular verbs correctly. Use perfect tenses correctly. Examine word choice in a rhymed poem. Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills Read and understand a play. Utilize contractions and negatives correctly. Examine word choice when writing a story. Recognize the meaning of connotation. Read and understand a biography. Examine word choice when writing a play and a tall tale.

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 08/01/2024 08/23/2024 09/02/2024 08/26/2024 01/17/2025 30 $325
Semester 01/02/2025 01/17/2025 01/28/2025 01/21/2025 06/04/2025 30 $325
Semester 08/02/2023 08/23/2023 09/12/2023 08/29/2023 01/19/2024 30 $0
Semester 01/03/2024 01/17/2024 01/22/2024 06/05/2024 30 $0
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Upon completion of the course, Berrien Springs Public Schools will award credit for the course for anyone with a grade D- or higher. This will be communicated back to the student's home district. Any student who does not complete the course will receive an F which will also be communicated back to the home district. Semester 08/01/2024 08/23/2024
Upon completion of the course, Berrien Springs Public Schools will award credit for the course for anyone with a grade D- or higher. This will be communicated back to the student's home district. Any student who does not complete the course will receive an F which will also be communicated back to the home district. Semester 01/02/2025 01/17/2025
Students will receive credit for completed courses with a 60% or higher. Semester 08/02/2023 08/23/2023
Students will receive credit for completed courses with a 60% or higher. Semester 01/03/2024 01/17/2024
Highly qualified teachers provide students with quality feedback to expand and support content understanding. Students can also utilize email, Teacher Office Hours, and Discussion Boards to contact and interact with their teachers

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