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Intermediate Language Arts

Experiencing literature, literary analysis, grammar, writing

2-yr rotating curriculum, suitable for enrollment multiple years



Erin Simms


Class size:

minimum 8, maximum 16


Additional fees:



Class options: (Meets once/week)

(Tues-1) 8:45-10:05, (Tues-4) 1:30-2:50

(Wed-1) 8:45-10:05, (Wed-4) 1:30-2:50


Pre-requisites for class:



Graduation requirement:


  • Course Description

This class is designed to be taken in both 5th & and 6th grade. With all new novels and writing assignments, all work is built with 6th-grade options and even a different book for grammar with teacher approval. 


The focus of this course will be to develop a well-honed grasp of grammar through repetition and varied learning techniques. We will begin to learn the basics of well-written paragraphs and beginning essays and add to those skills in a foundational manner, preparing them for advanced language arts and beyond. We will seek to inspire great creative writing through reading rich literature, and learn critical thinking skills and reading comprehension. No previous knowledge of grammar concepts is necessary.

Literature books will be written in. Please purchase a personal copy.  

Winston Grammar: *Please select the correct grammar supplies based on your student's grade and experience with TCC.  See requirements in the supplies section.

Contact the instructor if you have additional questions.
  • Required Books & Materials

How to Train Your Dragon

by Cressida Cowell

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Sign of the Beaver

by Elizabeth George Speare


The Tale of Despereaux

by Kate DiCamillo

  • Novels listed above

  • 1.5” binder

  • 4 dividers (Labeled: Grammar, Writing, Literature, Graded Papers)

  • Notebook paper

  • Pens (blue or black only), pencil

  • Scannable app (or another scanning app of your choice)

  • Internet access

  • Printer for homework

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Winston Grammar BASIC Student Package

(Book with cards combo)

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Winston Grammar ADVANCED

(This is book only. Purchase cards if you do not still have the BASIC set.)


Winston Grammar card set

(Purchase if you do not have the BASIC set from last year.)

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