Years 4-5 Critical Study of Literature and Language

Preliminary note

In ALL courses students receive weekly homework that is marked in detail and returned promptly to enable them to understand their strengths as well as areas of improvement. This is a vital aspect of their progress.

It is important for students to expand their personal vocabulary in order to enrich the range of their expression both written and oral, therefore vocabulary extension and testing continues throughout the year in all classes.

Location

Zoom meeting

Lesson schedule

Sunday 2:00-3:00PM

Lesson Length

1 hour tutorial

Timezone

GMT+10

Course Content

At this level students will complete a detailed critical examination of at least one novel, a complete play as well as a many other texts including poetry, short stories, speeches, news texts (editorials, feature articles, other op-ed, news articles, advertising, interviews) autobiography/biography as well as other text types such as visual texts.
The course involves a highly detailed analysis of the language features and structure of the texts in relation to the issues and themes raised that continue to preoccupy writers through time. Through the close study of major literary texts integrated with other text types students learn to understand the various perspectives and stylistic approaches adopted by writers to achieve their purposes.

Students will also study a complete Shakespearean play in great detail allowing them to gain an early foundation in understanding aspects of Shakespeare’s context, themes and literary qualities. Relating reading materials are also selected to promote students’ awareness of significant issues in our world and to enable students to perceive connections between and among texts drawn from different genres and contexts.

The course will develop students’ skills in formal and analytical responses addressed in homework tasks.

What our lessons look like

Course Information

Years 4-5 Critical Study of Literature and Language

$900.00

(Including GST)

Build on your child’s school learning with classes that take place during the school term.

Lessons:

10 lessons / term

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Course Duration:

1 term(3 Months)

Want to enrol more than 1 child?

FAQ

Yes we do! Each student needs to register a separate Zoom account. We strongly recommend that you do not use school email addresses since this can prevent downloading of materials. Each sibling must register a separate Zoom account in their full name. Once you have registered your Zoom account send a contact request to our Masterclass Zoom account: masterclass_english@yahoo.com.au

No problem! All you need to do is add the same course to your cart as many times as necessary. Don’t forget to select different student years if you need to!

Yes. At Masterclass, our intensive writing lessons involve students being exposed to a wide range of written genres, both literary and non-literary, as well as in multimedia formats. Text types include narratives in multiple perspectives, essays, imaginative recreations, discursive, argumentative, persuasive, polycoal texts, textual hybridity, experimental fiction.

Yes, we have dedicated lessons on a wide range of Shakespearean texts including his tragedies, histories, poetry and comedies. Most Shakespearean plays studied in school are also included in our lessons.

We offer critical study of major literary texts including many from the literary canon as well as from a broad range of genres. Through these we teach students how to identify and understand the purpose and effect of language, form and features in a wide range of text types which enables them to apply these elements in their own writing. At the same time ,we maintain focus on the development of skills in grammar, spelling, vocabulary, use of literary language and rhetorical devices.

Yes, we have online classes via Zoom.

We have classes for students from Year 2 to Year 12. Contact us for further details on available courses, times and fees.

Yes, we have holiday courses throughout the year. Contact us for details.

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