The social studies text we will be using is titled World Cultures & Geography. My goal for the year is for your child to appreciate other cultures, learn general geographic locations, and have a desire to see other lands!
There will be map tests and chapter tests. Prior to the map tests, students will complete study maps. The students will have ample notice of the chapter tests and will be provided with a review. We will have one project every quarter. They will have at least three weeks to complete the project. There will be some class time to prepare, but most of the work will need to be done at home.
Literature will offer exposure to many renowned authors. Your child will become acquainted with works from Christopher Paul Curtis, John Gardner, James Thurber, Jack London, Carl Sandburg, Leon Leyson, and many others. The text they will use this year is entitled Literature,
published by Prentice Hall. Higher level thinking will be an integral
part of the curriculum through use of the various components of
comprehension such as drawing conclusions, making inferences,
understanding character development, etc. Vocabulary , including
literary terms, will also be
addressed. Class discussion and participation will play an important
part in this course. Grades are based on class participation, classwork,
vocabulary, quizzes, tests and projects.
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we hope this is a wonderful year for you and your children. I am
enthusiastic about teaching these courses and working with your child! If
you have any questions or concerns please e-mail me. My e-mail is email@example.com. I wish you many blessings for this school year!