5th Grade – English

Philosophy
We believe that God calls us to be creatures who communicate through language, based on His example of communicating with us through His revealed Word, the Bible. In the Bible, God employs many forms of literature, including stories and poetry, to instruct us in His character and expectations of us. Therefore we believe it is important for students to learn to communicate clearly and effectively through language, as well as to develop a love of God¡¯s Word and an appreciation for the gifts of the spoken and written word. Students should master grammar, spelling, and other writing conventions, as well as learn how to comprehend spoken and written words, to think critically about them, and to respond clearly and thoughtfully through writing and discussion.

Course Objectives
Students will learn to read and comprehend stories and other forms of literature from around the world.(DC,ET,SCW) to a fifth grade level. They will refresh and deepen their understanding and proficiency in English grammar.(DC) They will continue to learn different writing styles and techniques as well as writing for different purposes.(DC) They will learn the meanings and correct spellings of words to widen their vocabulary. They will strive to improve their handwriting both for speed and neatness. The students will develop a love of reading and will desire to read voluntarily.(NLL) Students will become more confident in their use of library materials and search methods.(NLL,ET)They will learn to evaluate stories and other forms of literature from a Biblical world view. (RUC)

Textbooks and Resources
Houghton Mifflin English
Houghton Mifflin Reading
ACSI Spelling

Materials

  • Student workbooks in reading
  • Student workbooks in spelling
  • Student workbooks in handwriting
  • Worksheets from teachers black line masters in English
  • Other resources as enhances the lessons
  • Transparencies in Reading and English
  • Houghton Mifflin English Posters
  • Classroom library and school library
  • Reading circle books and teachers guides

Time Allotment
2 hours a day, Monday through Friday, this includes 30 minutes of library time each week.

Course Content
Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics, Capitalization and Punctuation
Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Pronouns, and Prepositions
Writing: Personal Narratives, Poems, Stories, Instructions, Research Reports, to express and Opinion, to Persuade

Evaluation
Homework
Quizzes and Classwork
Projects and Tests
Participation

 

Wesley International School

Kotak Pos 275
Malang, East Java, Indonesia 65101

Phone: (62) 341 586410
Email: wesley@wesleyinterschool.org