Course content is interdisciplinary with Social Studies. Focus: Writing workshop, reading from myriad sources/texts/novels, vocabulary study, grammar workshop. Routines: Literary analysis, class novels, independent reading, thinking routines, literature discussions, vocabulary, spelling quizzes, grammar/conventions quizzes, read aloud, and reading response activity. Literature: “City of Saints and Thieves,” “Akata Witch,” “A Single Shard,” “Year of Impossible Goodbyes,” “Abina and the Important Men,” “Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!,” “Lord of the Flies,” “Once,” and other novels. Projects: Literary response essays, perspective writing, folktales, creative writing, and historic fiction.