3-4 Language Arts

3-4 Language Arts 2019-2020

Mondays, 10:30-12:00

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: 3-4 Language Arts will provide grammar, poetry, literature, and composition lessons.  First Language Lessons will be used for grammar.  Grammar rules, usage, writing skills, listening, and reading comprehension are all covered using four techniques: memory work, copying and dictation, narration, and grammar lessons.  Students will memorize, study, and write poetry.  They will also read and study novels and biographies.  Students should expect to read approximately five chapters a week and complete comprehension questions.  Writing compositions will cover the literature. Students should expect to work on assignments at home at least four days each week.

Required Materials: 
First Language Lessons Workbook, Level 3
The Random House Book of Poetry – Jack Prelutsky
My First Book of Biographies – Jean Marzollo
Mr. Popper’s Penguins – Richard and Florence Atwater
James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl
The Indian in the Cupboard – Lynne Reid Banks
Because of Winn-Dixie–Kate DiCamillo
Sarah, Plain and Tall – Patricia MacLachlan
The Cabin Faced West – Jean Fritz
The Littles – John Peterson
Miracles on Maple Hill – Virginia Sorensen 

Supplies
3-ring notebook with dividers