5th grade

5th Grade English

As your child prepares to enter Middle School, making sure that he or she is properly prepared in Language Arts is vital for the next stage of their academic career. At Genius Academy, our 5th grade English classes focus on building and strengthening a solid foundation in the Language Arts to help your child’s transition to middle school and beyond.

Advanced English Writing & Grammar 5th Grade

Most classrooms have only a little time to spend working on grammar which is a building block of written and spoken language. Our program encourages children to learn all the basics of grammar and build on any writing mechanics they have already absorbed.

In writing, our curriculum is split into several units based on the types of writing that we will cover. Students will learn how to write personal narratives, descriptive writing, how-to articles, persuasive writing, expository writing, as well as creative writing. We always find fun projects with real-life situations to incorporate every writing style and encourage students to be more effective writers. We help our students see how writing can be usable, practical, and quite enjoyable when they know how to do it well!

Genius Academy Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Program

Our reading comprehension curriculum focuses on teaching children to read both fiction and non-fiction passages and then answer comprehension questions. We provide students the tools to tackle the new common core aligned standards, decode passages, find the main idea, and comprehend the underlying meaning.

 

The vocabulary portion teaches students not only new words, but new meanings to words with which they already are familiar. There is an element in each lesson that allows the student to see the words in action and to use them in answering comprehension questions as well.

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Accelerated Math Program: Leaping a Year Ahead- 5th Grade

The goal of our 5th grade math program is to not only reinforce concepts students are currently learning at their school but to also give them a head start on next year’s curriculum. Each math lesson is designed to be flexible so students of any math level can be encouraged or challenged. Students learn to take good notes, solve relevant real-world word problems, and complete common-core aligned test problems

5th Grade Chinese

We primarily teach students to recognize Chinese characters and use pinyin to support teaching. By focusing on characters, students learn to avoid relying on pinyin, which can commonly lead students to mix spelling with English words. Furthermore, this Chinese learning process helps students recognize Chinese for its practicality in society and everyday use. Students will begin to recognize both traditional and simplified characters. All lessons contain a combination of styles, challenging traditional students to read simplified but write traditionally and vice-versa. This process gives our students a dual advantage and makes Genius Academy’s Chinese program a wise choice.

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Elective Program

Literature

Our goal for this class is to teach the magnificence of literature in all its forms. Throughout the year books of varying genres are chosen to excite your child’s interest in reading. Lively discussions which clarify the main themes and uncover plots also identify different personality traits of characters. Through these discussions the students learn how to incorporate what they read with their understanding of life, culture and morality.

Public Speaking

Did you know the number one fear among adults is public speaking? We can help your child conquer that fear! The ability to competently speak in front of others is an important trait needed in the classroom, in the workplace, and in social arenas. Your student will learn to be more comfortable in front of an audience, speak with expression and clarity, and prepare for a performance.

Genius Innovation Lab

Teaching Garage is the creator of the first and only digital STEM curriculum for elementary schools for several fields of engineering ranging from software to civil to agricultural. Our goal is to inspire all students to see themselves as future leaders in engineering, software, and technology industries. Through project-based learning, students will design and create projects to solve real-world problems.

Journalism Club (Six Weeks)

At Genius Academy, our Journalism Club is a perfect blend of educational learning and fun! Our team of Editors-in-Chief guides students as they write about topics of interest, illustrate their articles, and help design the final newsletter. It is then published for parents and peers to read— a proud accomplishment for all of the club members!

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Help your children learn the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century! Come to our office at 1606 S. DeAnza Blvd. San Jose, CA 95129 and sign up your classes at Genius Academy from K grade to 8th Grade.

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