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5th & 6th Grade Language Arts / Heritage Studies

Teacher, Jenn Ainsworth

email: jainsworth@mc.academy

Houston native, Ms. Ainsworth, is overjoyed to be returning to her calling as a teacher! Ms. Ainsworth accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior when she was 9, and she is dedicated to helping her students grow in their faith walk. She knew from a young age that she wanted to be a teacher. Her little brother, Matt, was her first student, and she spent many hours playing "teacher" with her cousins and friends.

Ms. Ainsworth obtained her English BA degree at The University of Texas at Austin, and minored in Education and Educational Psychology. Prior to staying home with her children for several years, Ms. Ainsworth taught 6th Grade English in Austin public schools for 9 years. She is blessed with two beautiful children who will attend MCA starting this school year.

Curriculum

Shurley English - Level 5 & Level 6

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The Shurley English curriculum has assembled a unique combination of features and strategies to provide for student success in grammar, skills, writing, and reading. These features are logically, sequentially, and systematically woven into the curriculum to provide a solid foundation for lifetime literacy.

Reading Grade 5: Novel Studies and Literature Circles

Grade 5 Readers will study various literary genres and devices through close reading, analytical response, and Socratic Seminar. Most of the novels chosen for Grade 5 Reading align with the Grade 5 American History Heritage Studies curriculum. Fiction and non-fiction accounts of real historical events will help students connect to the history they are studying.

SpringBoard ELA - Grade 6

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Beginning in grade 6, SpringBoard English Language Arts students develop and refine skills in critical thinking, close reading, writing in various genres, and doing research.

Over the course of the program, they read and analyze a wide range of texts in genres including poetry, novels, plays, biographies, nonfiction narratives, speeches, and films. They also learn to write in forms including essays, personal narratives, argumentative texts such as editorials, and research papers.

 
Bob Jones University Press - Grade 5 & Grade 6 Heritage Studies

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Heritage Studies 5 continues the narrative of American history from the development of the automobile in the late 1800s through the inauguration of President Obama in 2009. Topics are presented from a biblical perspective and include the invention and influence of the automobile and airplane, World War I, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, the Vietnam War, struggles over civil rights, the war on terror, Agfhanistan and Iraq wars, and immigration decisions.

Heritage Studies 6 follows the theme of Creation, Fall, and Redemption through- out the course of history. Students will learn to recognize this pattern in ancient civilizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. All course materials work together to teach students to analyze and evaluate the civilizations they study.

The goal of this course is not just to show students the facts of history. It also teaches students how to understand history by analyzing primary sources and judging those sources by comparing them to the teachings of the Bible. Students also develop map-reading skills, study world religions, and analyze cultural influences.

 
Positive Action Bible - Grade 6

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Winning the RaceIn Winning the Race, Students will discover how various Bible characters strove to win the race that God set for them. This study also presents an overview of New Testament doctrine, including the past, present, and future work of Christ.