2021 MS105-1 Fall Monday Class-Session #1

Monday 5:00PM-6:30PM, (09/27- 12/20) (11/22-no class)

 5th Grade: MS105
In this course, students will focus on cultivating creative and academic writing skills. During the first half of the semester, students will develop creative writing skills; specifically, students will learn and cultivate their ability to create realistic plots, conflicts, and characters even within non-realistic fiction, like fantasy, dystopia, or sci-fi. Then, in the second half of the semester, students will focus on academic writing including literary analysis and biography.  Finally, this course will also include 5 books of different genres, including fantasy, sci-fi, historical nonfiction, biography, and young adult fiction. This varied reading list will not only challenge and engage students, but also present an opportunity to discuss a variety of character types, conflicts, etc. All course readings are united by a similar theme (relationships with an emphasis on race relations) to provide structure for students throughout the semester and to facilitate discussion surrounding text-to-text comparisons.


MS105 Book List
●      The White Stag
●      Ender’s Game
●      In 1492 Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue
●      Native American Heroes 
●      Maniac Magee   
 
Fall Extra Reading: 
●       The Phantom Tollbooth
●       The Goldfish Boy
●       Inkheart

2021 MS105 Fall Syllabus_
https://diyi.s3.amazonaws.com/2021 MS105 Fall Syllabus_.docx--a8208c15-3540-464c-bf69-f7f6bb4a9c3a

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