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12 Books in 12 Weeks: 2nd and 3rd Grade English Part B

In this 12-week course, students will read twelve short novels or nonfiction works and complete six writing assignments for a semester course in 2nd and 3rd grade English.
Lindsay Eyre
137 total reviews for this teacher
8 reviews for this class
Completed by 19 learners
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60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 12 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will increase their love of reading, first and foremost. At this age, kids are usually still excited about reading, and we will try to keep that excitement going! Students are also usually pretty excited about writing at this age. I believe too much criticism without context quickly stifles that excitement, so my remarks on students' writing will be mostly focused on finding what is working in their writing and trying to help them expand upon it. I want them to recognize the potential in their work, and I want them to learn that a little polishing only makes something shine more. Our writing projects will be fun and engaging, and, for those students who are interested, I will encourage lots of illustration. We will talk a little bit about nouns and verbs, focusing primarily on the practice of reading our writing aloud to find mistakes or problems or to spot weak word choices. I will provide positive written feedback on every assignment. 
Homework will involve one to two hours of writing each week and around two hours of reading. Students should be expected to spend anywhere from 3 to 4 hours on English each week. Children's attention spans vary widely at this age, so I will be flexible on writing-assignment length and a student's ability to finish the reading assignment. 
Students will need to have a copy of each book. These can be purchased or checked out from the library. Children can also listen to audio versions of the books or read these books on a kindle.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
A written report will be provided for each student. It will be a report on their progress, rather than a comparison to other students. A formal grade can be provided if needed.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
None of our books have objectionable material for children of this age, but parents are encouraged to check each book description ahead of time. I am always open to book substitutions if a family feels a book isn't appropriate for their child.
The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems
The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Catling
Snowflake Bently by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Kenny and the Dragon by Toni DiTerlizzi
The Hoboken Chicken Emergency by Daniel Pinkwater
Stone Fox by John Gardiner
Tumtum and Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Bearn (we will read the second story in the book: The Great Escape) by Emily Bearn
Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World by Elizabeth Rusch
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Hank the Cowdog by John Erickson
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary


Lindsay EyrePublished Author and Artist
137 total reviews
74 completed classes

About Me

I teach history and social studies, language arts and English, and art classes. I have a Bachelor's degree in History (Brigham Young University) and a Master's in Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults (Vermont College of Fine Arts). I... 
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