Al Bashair Private School English Course Grade Five 2012 – 2013 • Course Description This course will focus on reading, comprehension, spelling, and grammar. The teaching strategies include class discussion, group and individual work, and individual evaluation. A major focus will be on reading and writing with attention paid to grammar and vocabulary development, as well as listening and speaking activities and assessment. • Course Objectives This course is designed to foster intellectual curiosity, enthusiasm for reading, appreciation for literature, analytical and critical thought, and effective writing. It is our aim that children will expand skills and knowledge in the following areas: language, literature, composition, speaking and listening. • Assessment: Your daily average will be assessed according to the following criteria: Subject Branch Marks Average Listening Test 10 10 Speaking Topic Conversation 5 5 10 Spelling Test Dictation 10 10 10 Reading Book, Free (unprepared) 6 4 10 Class Work Comprehension & Reading Test Grammar Test Participation 15 15 5 35 Homework Submission Performance 6 4 10 Writing Test Book 10 5 15 Final average 100 • Students will have a spelling test every week (dictation). • A quiz can occur in any lesson without warning. • There will be a quiz every two weeks or at the end of each story. • Course Expectations For effective learning to take place, Participation in the form of class and group discussion, completion of homework and assignment, and punctuality are expected. This includes having writing material and required notebooks all the time. Any tardiness in handing in the work on time will lead to the following consequences: • 1- On the first time, a warning will be given to the student who will have to repeat the homework along with another homework the teacher may find appropriate. • 2- On the second time, the homework will be done during lunch break. • 3- On the third time, a letter will be sent to the parents in addition to a teacher – administration discussion. The student still has to hand in the work. • 4- Parents will be summoned to school, and administration takes action. All writings, assignments and worksheets, given to the students must be stored in a neat folder/binder that will make a great future reference for the student and will be graded whenever the teacher wills. • • • • Course Textbooks 1. Reading Book Distant Voyages ( Trophies ) 2. Grammar Book 3. Practice Book 4. Writing Book Required Course Material • Two copybook: 50 pages, single line with left margin. (Purchased from school , 5 DHS each) • Quizzes and Exams binder. • Two files for students' worksheets. • Oxford Dictionary Yours Sincerely, English Teacher • Dear Parent of ___________________________________ We would like to inform you that at the end of the school academic year, both the Reading Book and the Science Book must be returned to the English teacher. Please note that your child: - Should only write his/her name on the box on the inside cover of the book. - Should not write anything in the book, nor use stickers or markers. - Should keep the book clean and in a good condition. - In the case of losing the book or not returning it, you are required to pay its price. Thank you for your cooperation Administration Parents’ Signature: ______________________________ • أولياء أمور طالبنا الكرام : نود إعالمكم بأن كل من كتب القراءة و العلوم للغة اإلنكلزية الستخدام ابنكم /ابنتكم خالل العام ( )2012-2013وعلي ٌه تسليمها في نهاية العام لمعلمة اللغة اإلنكلزية ،ويرجى : • كتابة االسم ف المكان المخصص داخل الكتاب فقط و عدم تجل ٌده أو وضع أية ملصقات أو ٌ بطاقة االسم. • عدم كتابة أي شيء على الكتاب. • المحافظة عليه نظيفا و بحالة جيدة . • في حال ضياع الكتاب أو تلفه أو عدم تسليمه بحالة جيدة على الطالب دفع قيمة الكتاب. شاكرين حسن تعاونكم, اإلدارة.