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English Language Arts, Grade 5

This course gives students a deep understanding of 5th grade English Language Arts (ELA). Short stories, texts, videos, interactives, and presentations are woven throughout the collections, which also have assessments aligned to them, enabling teachers to monitor student progress and providing interventions where needed. This course also has grade-level specific resources for parents, including an explanation of the Common Core at this level. Gooru can offer this course completely free of charge for students and teachers to utilize either in the classroom or online. This class is designed to enable students to gain interdisciplinary cognitive skills as well as content mastery. The English Language Arts units and lessons are mapped to the Common Core State Standards.

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Course Objectives

Increase ability to attack more complex words while reading

Understand the elements of plot in a story

Identify textual evidence and how to use it in their writing

Learn how to write informational/explanatory writings

Learn the definition and usages of conjunctions and interjections

Use the perfect verb tense and use verb tense to convey a deeper meaning

Modify sentences to create stronger writing

Use context clues to improve their understanding

Learn the definition and function of idioms, adages, and proverbs

Introduce a Variety of Subjects.

This class gives students a firm grasp of foundational English Language Arts skills, with topics including, (but not limited to): Word Attack, Literary Elements, Non-Fiction/Informational Text, Textual Evidence, Verb Tenses, Punctuation, Context Clues, Similes and Metaphors, and Idioms, Adages, and Proverbs.

Measure Student Progress

Periodic assessments will gauge student understanding and their ability to apply English Language Arts concepts.  Teachers can utilize these assessment results to identify struggling students, pinpoint which topics are presenting a challenge, and offer assistance through additional resources. These assessments help teachers target and interact with students in real-time as they progress through the materials.

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