Fall 2020: E105B03 - Accelerated English 5
This fall, students will explore both their persuasive and creative writing abilities. They will write a three-paragraph persuasive piece on the topic of their choosing. In this persuasive piece, students will need to use real researched evidence to support their claims. We will also spend some time venturing into the fantastic world of Narnia as students read our text: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. Students will then end the course writing a five-part narrative adventure story of their own creation. This class will focus heavily on building a strong writing foundation, as well as continuing to foster a foundation for analytical readers.
This course will encompass the following English Language Arts Standards:
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1.D: Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense.
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.3.A: Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.3.E: Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.5: Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
• CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.6: Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.