Elementary Language Arts

Literature, Writing and Grammar (Grades 3-5) 

Instructor : Nina Gruezo

Mondays 9:00-10:00

$350 per semester

Each semester is 15 weeks long

Good literature takes us to different times and places, introduces us to fantastic characters, and teaches us to imagine and tell good stories. This class is intended to encourage elementary students to LOVE literature and writing! Students are exposed to different genres and learn literary themes and styles, while learning the building blocks of writing correctly and creatively. 
 

Unit 1 - Art of Writing - Storytelling

  • Frindle by Andrew Clements

  • Narrative story writing


Unit 2 - Perfect Paragraphs

  • Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.

  • Character paragraphs


Unit 3 - Who’s Who? - 1st person/3rd person; Pronouns; Possession

  • Descriptive Writing/Fairy Tales


Unit 4 - Terrific Thesis & Topic Sentences

  • Holes by Louis Sachar

  • Three paragraph essays


Unit 5 - Historical Research Project

  • By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman

  • Five paragraph research essay


Unit 6 - Poetry

  • Write an original poem

  • Poetry recital


Unit 7 - Letter Writing 

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl


Unit 8 - Creative Writing

  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

All other materials will be provided by the instructor. There will be many items printed at home. Please be sure to have an ample supply of paper and ink.

 

Guided Reading (Grades 1-2)

Instructor: Tina Kim

Mondays 9:00-10:00

$350 per semester

Each semester is 15 weeks long

*Materials will be provided in class

Through small guided reading groups, students can become more fluent readers. In this class, students will learn reading strategies that will help them with difficult text and expand vocabulary knowledge​. We will work on building fluency and developing reading comprehension skills.

 

 

 

Guided Reading (Grades 2-3)

Instructor: Tina Kim

Mondays 10:15-11:15

$350 per semester

Each semester is 15 weeks long

*Materials will be provided in class

Through small guided reading groups, students can become more fluent readers. In this class, students will learn reading strategies that will help them with difficult text and expand vocabulary knowledge​. We will work on building fluency and developing reading comprehension skills.

 

 

 

History with Art (Grades 3-5) 

Instructor: Nina Gruezo

Mondays 11:15-12:15

$350 per semester 

Each semester is 15 weeks long


*Materials will be provided in class

 

In this class, the students will travel back to the Ancient Times and learn about Egypt, Hammurabi and the Babylonians, Ancient China, Ancient Africa,  the Greeks, Rome, and more! The students will engage in hands-on learning as they create fun art projects in class to enrich their study of ancient history and geography.

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About Us

Olive Tree offers core and enrichment classes for homeschoolers in grades TK-12. All classes are held at Wilton Place Learning Center : 5885 Schaeffer Avenue, Chino, California 91710

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