5-6 Literature, Grammar, and Writing

5-6 Literature, Grammar, and Writing 2021-2022

Mondays, 1:00-2:30

Instructor: Dee Pendergast, d.pend4@gmail.com

Class Tuition: $450 per year or 10 equal installments of $45

Supply Fee: $30 per year, due at registration

*NOTE: There is a minimum of 5 students required for this class to progress; maximum is 15.

Course Description: 5-6 Language Arts will help students improve their communication skills through reading, grammar, writing, poetry, and vocabulary. Each week students will read stories about American adventures, medieval knights, make-believe lands, legendary islands, and other fun experiences. We will use a variety of exercises to explore these stories to grow comprehension and writing skills. Rod & Staff’s English 5 is a solid, comprehensive program that teaches grammar and mechanics. Vocabulary from Classical Roots is a thematically-organized vocabulary program that systematically instructs students about Greek and Latin roots. Students should expect to work on assignments at home at least two to four hours each week.

Required Materials: 

  • Twenty-One Balloons – William Pene du Bois
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Barbara Robinson
  • The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – E.L. Konisburg
  • Caddie Woodlawn – Carol Ryrie Brink
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
  • The Shakespeare Stealer – Gary Blackwood
  • King Arthur & His Knights of the Round Table – Roger Lancelyn Green
  • Rod & Staff – English 5 student textbook – Rod & Staff – approx. $19.60
  • Rod & Staff – English 5 student worksheets – Rod & Staff – approx. $3.75
  • Rod & Staff – English 5 student tests – Rod & Staff – approx. $2.60
  • Vocabulary from Classical Roots – Book 5 – approx. 8.00