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Language Arts - Grade 5
The Language Arts lessons for grade-5 consists of two very interesting sections. The first section is called the News Room and the other is called Welcome to the desert. The News Room deals with editing written material. Yes!!! Your child actually gets to edit!!! Isn’t that really wonderful? And to add to the fun the lesson is presented as a News Room where editors ask the child to edit their news features varying from ‘People’ to ‘Headlines’,’ Food and Entertainment’ and ‘Sports’ news. It instills in the child a sense of responsibility as the child has to edit material for the editors who have sought the help of the child to complete the task. And, the task has to be completed in time for the morning edition. It helps the child assess his/ her own ability to spot the errors in the text given and correct them. Of course the content of each news story is written in simple language and is absolutely delightful. This is apt for children of grades 5 and 6. It helps the child develop an eye for detail. The errors included in the text are in punctuation and grammar, sometimes even words. The child is given two chances to make the write-ups error free. If the child is not able to spot all the errors the answers are presented so that the child learns where he/ she has gone wrong. It is an absolutely fun way to learn the ropes in writing English, without errors in grammar and punctuation.
The second lesson Welcome to the desert has a beautiful setting of a desert where the Expert Archeologist, Alfred is trying to build pyramids. He seeks the help of the child in doing so, in the process of learning pronouns. Each time the child gives the correct answer there is one block added to the new pyramid that he is building. This section teaches the child to differentiate Singular Indefinite Pronouns, Plural Indefinite Pronouns. It also helps the child learn Subject-Verb agreement. The lesson then goes on to introduce the child to the Perfect Tense. It starts with the Past Perfect Tense, moves on to the Present Perfect Tense and then finally to the Future Perfect Tense. I am sure you will agree that teaching the child to use the correct Tense form, especially the Perfect Tense form is not an easy task. But with this lesson, that is going to be a breeze.