Level 5 Reading/Writing

duration: 4 weeks
price: free
Academic English

About this Course

Level 5 focuses on basic English reading and writing skills for intermediate English learners. Topics covered include paraphrasing, written argument, and academic writing skills.

For the course syllabus, student forms, and policies, please refer to Student Resources on the TLC website.

Level 5 Course Objectives

  • 5.RW.1 Identify the meaning of words using context clues.
  • 5.RW.2 Identify and produce counterarguments and refutations in simple essays.
  • 5.RW.3 Identify strong and weak arguments.
  • 5.RW.4 Produce paraphrases of short passages using basic citation.
  • 5.RW.5 Produce a 5-paragraph opinion essay with a logical counterargument and refutation, a variety of compound and complex sentences, and transition words. 

Integrated Objectives

  • 5.LS.1 Identify and paraphrase specific details in oral arguments.
  • 5.LS.2 Summarize short speeches or presentations.
  • 5.LS.3 Deliver a planned oral presentation on class topics with visuals.
  • 5.LS.4 Deliver an impromptu presentation on class topics.
  • 5.G.1 Produce affirmative and negative statements and questions with present perfect and present perfect progressive verbs.
  • 5.G.2 Produce sentences with comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs.
  • 5.G.3 Produce adverb clauses of cause, contrast, and time.
  • 5.G.4 Identify passive voice (simple past, simple present, and simple future verbs)


Students will receive regular homework assignments to reinforce skills learned in class. Students must complete homework on or before the date it is due. Homework is included in the final course grade.

Make-up Work

It is the student’s responsibility to arrange with each instructor to make up work he/she might have missed. It may be necessary for the student to receive tutoring for additional help from an instructor with make-up work. TLC’s Make-up Policy may be found in Student Resources at

Academic Integrity

Cheating and plagiarism are strictly prohibited. TLC’s Academic Integrity Policy may be found in Student Resources


TLC considers every class to be important for a student’s academic progress. TLC’s Attendance Policy may be found inStudent Resources at

Level Advancement

To pass a level, students must achieve a 2.0 GPA or greater and meet the requirements of the attendance policy. Failure to do so will result in the student repeating the level.


Learning modules

  • Week 1
    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • HW

    • Classwork (brainstorming techniques-practice)

    • Spelling Quiz (Unit 8)

    • Classwork (Stories)

    • In-class Writing (Personal Story)

    • Attendance

  • Week 2
    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Classwork (MLA format)

    • HW

    • Take home essay ( Hook/Thesis/Intro)

    • Classwork (Topic/concluding sentences)

    • Attendance

  • Week 3
    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Take-home essay edit / BP #1

    • Take home essay (BP # 2 - counterargument/refutation)

    • HW

    • Classwork (topic sentence workshop)

    • Classwork (peer reading of essays)

    • Test # 1 (MLA)

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

  • Week 4
    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • Attendance

    • In-Class Writing

    • Classwork (LFE Prep Part 1)

    • HW

    • Classwork (LFE Part ll)

    • In-Class Writing

    • Test, Unit 8

    • LFE

About the Instructor

16 courses

91 students


Marcia Hauser



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