3-Day per Week Ongoing Semester; Fiction & Nonfiction: Reading Comprehension Course + Literary Response (10 - 13)
ELA, English Language Arts & Literature; 5th, 6th & 7th grade; Spring, Summer, and Fall Semesters: Built to develop critical thinking skills, provide guided interpretation, nurture confidence, and support the crafting of literary responses (paragraphs, not essays); my teaching style emphasizes empathy, open-mindedness and supports synthesis.
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Completed by 32 learners
3x per week
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does an “Ongoing” course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills
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Important Calendar Dates: ~ Spring Semester ends on May 27th ~ Summer Semester begins on June 6th ~ Summer Semester ends on August 12th ~ Fall Semester begins on September 5th Small-Group Instruction (6 students max) Smaller classes allow me to work closely with each student to evaluate students' learning strengths, locate gaps in their reading development, and tailor lessons focused on specific learning objectives. Disclaimer: Parents, please be aware that January 2022 will include the...
My goal is to create a connection between prior knowledge, new knowledge, literary text, and the real world. Aside from improving reading comprehension, developing analytical skills, and encouraging higher-order thinking, I want my students to be confident with their interpretations and responses.
I will handle all topics, texts, and discussions with discretion and maturity. Everything will be presented in a factual and unbiased fashion. I will redirect any conversations that I deem inappropriate for this age group. However, I will encourage the students to make personal connections with any ideas that are synthesized through the text. About me - ~ I have taught English Language Arts in middle school for 16 years. ~ I am ELA certified for grades 4th through 8th. ~ I am certified as a generalist in Early Childhood - 4th Grade. ~ I am certified in ESL for grades Early Childhood - 12th Grade. ~ I am certified in Special Education for grades Early Childhood - 12th Grade. Confirmation of Reliable Holocaust Materials and Experience - ~ I have taught about Anne Frank and the Holocaust for 15 years in the public classroom. ~ I have done extensive research on the Holocaust and was the curriculum writer for over ten years in my district. ~ Anne Frank is required reading in Texas public schools, the state that I have taught in for 15 years. ~ I have met, interviewed, and attended Holocaust seminars with Holocaust survivor Max Glauben. ~ I have read The Upstander: How Surviving the Holocaust Sparked Max Glauben's Mission to Dismantle Hate. ~ The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam shared my classroom project on their Twitter page. ~ I have verified all reading materials and cross-referenced facts through annefrank.org and ushmm.org Confirmation of Reliable Civil Rights Movement Materials and Experience - ~ I have taught about Martin Luther King and related civil rights materials for 15 years in the public classroom. ~ I have done extensive research on this topic to verify the facts presented in the nonfiction articles I present to my students. ~ Websites that I have used to cross-reference facts are history.com, biography.com, si.edu (Smithsonian)
Students may have some light reading and writing outside of the classroom.
All I need is YOU and an open mind! Paper for notes is optional. However, I think it would be a great idea for you to keep a composition book to hold all of your notes and titles of the different topics you are reading about. :)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
After each class, I will upload that day's text to the Outschool classroom. Students are welcome to complete any of the questions we did not complete together during the live session. Therefore, students may have some light reading and writing outside of the classroom.
2 hours 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: Students will be exposed to themes related to injustice, inequality, and racism. ~ Excerpts of I Have a Dream will be for the students to understand the symbolism behind the metaphors that MLK used in his speech. ~ 16th Street Church Bombings; Students will become aware of how bombings were prevalent in Alabama. In addition, they will learn of the children that were victims of the 16th street church bombing. ~ Sit-in Movement; the students will learn why MLK preferred a non-violent approach to creating protest. Learners will read about how protesters were treated during these protests. HOLOCAUST: Students will be exposed to themes related to genocide, injustice, and inequality. However, the primary focus will be on Anne Frank, the Frank family, and WWII - specifically, D-Day. *** All reading material will be guided and is published at a 5th - 7th-grade reading level.
All of the reading materials will be provided through the Outschool Classroom. I display the text on the screen and the students will witness my annotations as we read the text. The students will receive a copy of the annotated text after the class ends. I have done extensive research on the civil rights movement and the Holocaust. As a researcher, educator, and as a human that is passionate about these topics, I have cross-referenced all of the facts presented in the nonfiction articles we will be reading. The Holocaust ~ I have verified all reading materials and cross-referenced facts through annefrank.org and ushmm.org The Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King ~ I have verified all reading materials and cross-referenced facts through history.com, biography.com, si.edu (Smithsonian) Tuskegee Airmen ~ I have verified all reading materials and cross-referenced facts through tuskegee.edu, history.com, and nps.gov
Marisa Hammond Olivares (GT, ELA, ESL, ELL, SPED)
Certified ELA Teacher; Master juggler of diversity, empathy & metaphors
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
123 total reviews
146 completed classes
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