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6th/7th Grade English Language Arts Through Literature - Number the Stars (MBTP)

In this 4-week course, learners will explore historical fiction while analyzing literary devices, proofreading techniques, & write a magazine article utilizing the Moving Beyond the Page(MBTP) Number the Stars 6th/7th grade ELA/English unit
Angelia Derrick, MFA
100 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 5 learners
55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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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Mon Aug 22

Aug 22 - Sep 19 (4 weeks)
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9pm - 9:55pm

Wed Oct 5

Oct 5 - Nov 2 (4 weeks)
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10pm - 10:55pm
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Wed Jan 4, 2023

Jan 4, 2023 - Feb 1, 2023 (4 weeks)
We, Mo
8pm - 8:55pm

Wed Jan 4, 2023

Jan 4, 2023 - Feb 1, 2023 (4 weeks)
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10pm - 10:55pm
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Class Experience

I studied literature throughout my bachelor's program as part of the creative writing emphasis. I have been teaching middle and high school level students for several years how to analyze texts (movies and books), write essays, and creative writing. 
Published writer in nonfiction (articles and books) and fiction (short stories, novellas, and novels).
Writing young adult fantasy and space opera under the pen name Angelia Almos. 
Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts: Creative Writing
Certificates from Institute of Children's Literature
Certificates from Institute for Writers
Students will need to read and study the texts, do the weekly workbook activity pages, do short written responses outside of class, and research and write an essay.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Students will need a word processor to write paper assignments, a journal/notebook/google doc is recommended for journaling thoughts and extra/non-workbook assignments, a printer to print up the workbook pages or pdf editor to do them on their computer, and a cell phone with a camera or scanner to turn in workbook pages. Families will need to purchase the Moving Beyond the Page student activity pages to download. Direct links to purchase the student activity pages will be provided after enrollment. MBTP Activity Pages - Number the Stars - $4.99 The following text/book will be used throughout the class. Families may purchase (print, ebook, or audio) or borrow from their local library. Prices listed below were found on Amazon. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry - $7.99 Rent/stream/borrow: The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) Not Rated as one of the Final Project options.
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Your Final Grade will be determined from your homework grades, project grades, and test grades. 

Projects grading rubrics will be provided with the assignment. 

Assignments, papers, projects, and tests will have due dates and late assignments will receive a deduction. Accommodations and extensions can be given when asked for before the due date. 

Learners can opt out of receiving a grade. 
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Number the Stars takes place during World War II and the Danish resistance against Nazi Germany. The narrative includes many of the violent situations that occur during war including deaths of characters (off page), physical violence (a character is hit), and villain characters hating and hurting Jewish people; anti-Semitism. 

Outside sources may be referenced/used in the class for homework. Students will be referred to the Google Suite when it comes to some assignments, but they are welcome to use any word processor, slideshow presentation software, etc. that they normally use. Google suites does require a google email address to use, but students do not need to create their own account and are welcome to use their parents email address for the purpose of this class. Student DO NOT have to use Google Suites and are welcome to use any word processor or slideshow presentation software they have for their homework assignments. 
This class uses the Moving Beyond the Page Ages 10-12 (6th/7th US) Language Arts curriculum. 
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) Not Rated


Angelia Derrick, MFA
Lives in the United States
Lover of Books and Movies
100 total reviews
213 completed classes

About Me

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"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world." - Robert McKee

My hope is to help nurture your love of stories as well as your individual voice while giving you the tools and skills you need to tell... 
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