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This course, for students who have completed fourth-grade language arts, is designed to sharpen and expand reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and research skills. Areas of focus will include written responses to literature, inquiries derived from a novel study, and an introduction to literature circles. Informative writing will inspire students to craft well-structured paragraphs with topic sentences and supporting details. Creative and narrative writing will foster each student’s unique voice and style. Word games that explore analogies, idioms and storytelling stimulate expressive language and analytical thinking. Organizational strategies, study skills, and time management concepts will be reinforced to prepare students for optimal success in the upcoming school year.