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Rising 1st - 2nd Grade
English Reading & Writing

Inventor Study

In this course, rising 1st-2nd grade students will study famous inventors and their inventions. They will read age-appropriate literature and watch relevant clips from documentaries about these inventors

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Rising 2nd - 3rd Grade
English Competition

Stone Soup Magazine

In this course, students will write and submit compositions to be considered for Stone Soup Magazine, which is the literary magazine 100% written and illustrated by kids around the world since 1973. 

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Rising 4th - 5th Grade
English Competition

Stone Soup Magazine

In this course, students will write and submit compositions to be considered for Stone Soup Magazine, which is the literary magazine 100% written and illustrated by kids around the world since 1973. 

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Overview

In this course, rising 1st-2nd grade students will study famous inventors and their inventions. They will read age-appropriate literature and watch relevant clips from documentaries about these inventors. Students will read independently throughout the week, engage in experiments, complete vocabulary games, comprehension questions, research assignments, and writing assignments for homework. Ms. Larsen will lead classroom discussions that help students get to know these inventors and understand the significant contributions they’ve made in this world. At the end of the course, students will choose their favorite inventor and deliver a presentation on what they’ve learned through various mediums such as PowerPoint presentations, collages, drawings and so on.

Materials/Textbooks
  • The Wright Brothers’ First Flight: A Fly on the Wall History

  • Steve Jobs (Inspired Inner Genius)

  • The Woman Who Invented Windshield Wipers: Mary Anderson and Her Wonderful Invention (Inventors at Work!)

  • The Chocolate Chip Cookie Queen: Ruth Wakefield and Her Yummy Invention (Inventors at Work!)

Objectives
  • Spark students’ interest in learning about famous inventors and their inventions

  • Broaden students’ perspectives through reading literature about the inventors

  • Invite students to think critically about the ideas presented in various books, videos, etc.

  • Provide students with opportunities to practice writing

  • Cultivate a love of reading and research in students

Class Schedule
  • ONLINE: Tuesdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Overview

In this course, students will write and submit compositions to be considered for Stone Soup Magazine, which is the literary magazine 100% written and illustrated by kids around the world since 1973. Students will learn writing strategies on generating and collecting ideas, organization and structure, elaboration, word choice and so on. They will practice outlining strategies and receive lessons in foundational writing mechanics. Students will compose several one-paragraph writing assignments following this methodology.

 

Students will select the favorite compositions they’ve created, and they will revise and improve these works under the guidance of their teacher. At the conclusion of the course, each child will have prepared at least one submission to send to the magazine.

Topics
  • Text Reconstruction

  • Key Word Outlining

  • Dress-Ups (-ly adverb, strong verb, quality adjective)

  • Writing Mechanics

  • Peer Review

  • Revising and Editing

Objectives
  • Learn how to craft an award-winning composition from start to finish

  • Practice strategies for brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising, and editing

  • Employ stylistic techniques to enhance writing

  • Engage in peer review

Class Schedule
  • ONLINE: Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Competition I)

  • ONLINE: Thursdays, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Competition II)

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Overview

In this course, students will write and submit compositions to be considered for Stone Soup Magazine, which is the literary magazine 100% written and illustrated by kids around the world since 1973. Students will learn writing strategies on generating and collecting ideas, organization and structure, elaboration, word choice and so on. They will practice outlining strategies and receive lessons in foundational writing mechanics. Students will compose several one-paragraph writing assignments following this methodology.

 

Students will select the favorite compositions they’ve created, and they will revise and improve these works under the guidance of their teacher. At the conclusion of the course, each child will have prepared at least one submission to send to the magazine.

Topics
  • Text Reconstruction

  • Key Word Outlining

  • Dress-Ups (-ly adverb, strong verb, quality adjective)

  • Writing Mechanics

  • Peer Review

  • Revising and Editing

Objectives
  • Learn how to craft an award-winning composition from start to finish

  • Practice strategies for brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising, and editing

  • Employ stylistic techniques to enhance writing

  • Engage in peer review

Class Schedule
  • ONLINE: Tuesdays, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Competition I)

  • ONLINE: Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Competition II)