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4Th and 5 Th Grade Writing (New Creative or Academic Writing Topic Each Week)

In this ongoing class, students can attend all weeks or drop in on any single week. We cover a separate topic each week, such as short stories, essays, poetry, plays, and more!
Lisa Rohloff
297 total reviews for this teacher
19 reviews for this class
Completed by 174 learners
45 minutes
per class
3x per week
every week
year olds
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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Mon, Jan 9, 2023

Meets 3x per week
Mo, Tu, Th, We
7:00 – 7:45 AM
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will become familiar with some examples of different types of creative writing. They will put what they've learned into practice as they write the following:

Narrative Essays
Character Descriptions
Character Monologues
Story Beginnings
Story Endings
Short Stories
Poetry (Acrostic, Concrete, Limerick, Free Verse, Epic, Sonnet, Ballad)
Free From and Journal Writing
Opinion Writing
Citing and Explaining Evidence
Reflective Writing
Writing in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Person, All-Knowing Narrator, and Limited Narrator
Writing a Short Graphic Story
Writing a Review
Impromptu Writing

In addition, students will learn and practice editing skills, increase writing skills, gain confidence in their own ability to write, and enjoy one another's writing.
I love working with kids! I have 14 years of teaching experience, and I have taught in both traditional school settings and as a homeschool parent. I am passionate about helping kids at all levels of their reading and writing journey. It's so exciting when I see a student gain confidence as a reader/writer or when I can help a young aspiring writer achieve their dreams.

My writing experience includes writing copy for marketing materials, ghost writing for corporate executives, technical writing, writing newspaper articles, and writing instructions for digital technology applications. Managing a corporate internal newsletter was one of my favorite projects. I created the newsletter design, interviewed and wrote articles about team members, and managed the editing and submission process for all the contributors. As a hobby, I love to write short stories, poetry, and songs. I can't imagine my life without writing.

My education includes a BA in Communications and a Master of Science in Technical and Professional Communication (MSTPC). Because I have completed 2 years of my BA and all of my MS classes online, I am skilled with the various aspects of online learning. I love using what I have learned to help kids become better at reading and writing.
Homework will vary each week, depending on the topic explored. There will be activities and worksheets that we will plan to finish in class. If a student doesn't finish during class, they can finish it for homework. Most weeks, there will be a writing assignment that will be due on the last day of class for that week. The length of these writing assignments will vary depending on the type of writing. For example, Cinquain and Haiku poems are only a few words, while their short story will be 300 to 700 words.
Each week, worksheets and other materials will be attached in Outschool for students to print out. There are no special items students need to purchase. Students should come to each class with a pen or pencil, paper, and any worksheets that I have made available in Outschool for that week. The Outschool Classroom should be checked for worksheets and classroom materials within 24 hours before the first day of class each week.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
After each weekly writing assignment, students will receive a written review. This review includes what they did well and any suggestions I have for how they can improve.
2 hours 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Kids can either handwrite their assignments, or they can use One of the following word processing tools:
Google Docs
Microsoft Word
Apple Pages

**Please note that kids can choose to handwrite. If they type, they only need one of the above tools.


Lisa Rohloff
Lives in the United States
Teacher and Writer
297 total reviews
313 completed classes

About Me

I love working with kids! I have 14 years of teaching experience and have taught in traditional school settings, online, and as a homeschool parent. I'm passionate about helping kids at all levels of their reading and writing journeys. I feel...Β 
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