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5th Grade Language Arts

Academic Year Language Arts

In our fifth grade course, students will learn the art of research and essay writing, applying advanced grammar skills in the construction of each written piece. They will continue developing deep vocabularies through the study of classic words and Latin and Greek stems. This course will expand on fifth grade reading and writing objectives for written communication, oral communication, literature, and syntax. We use Michael Clay Thompson's language arts series to challenge our high-achieving students.

Schedule

All times Eastern.
Sunday
Aug 27 - Jun 10
2:30 - 4:15 PM Rebecca Poyatt
$495
Monday
Aug 28 - Jun 4
5:00 - 6:45 PM Leigha McReynolds
$495

Reading Sources

By introducing our students to complex passages from some of the world's greatest writers, we teach students both how to understand intricately-expressed ideas as well as to convey their own insights. Below is a sample of the high-quality classic literature and primary sources from which course material is drawn:
  • Politics and the English Language by George Orwell
  • Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine
  • Anne of Green Gables by Elizabeth Montgomery
  • The Philosophy of Composition by Edgar Allen Poe
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • White Fang by Jack London
  • Second Inaugural Address by Abraham Lincoln
  • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
  • Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
"AoPS Academy is truly a wonderful place to learn advanced concepts in math. The academy has highly qualified instructors who not only help kids learn rigorous math concepts in great depth, but also inspire them to achieve the lofty heights that they are capable of. The instructors are truly an inspiration for my children due to their thoughtful mentoring. Thank you for everything you do for our kids."
-Praveen T.
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