7th & 8th Grade ELA: Fiction & Nonfiction; Reading Comprehension + Literary Response

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(7)
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Literature & English Language Arts; Fall & Spring Semesters. Weekly short stories & real world passages; this academic reading analysis class builds confidence during middle school and preps for high school; I'll present a valuable blend of genres, critical thinking skills, test-taking strategies, discussion, and a touch of response writing (short answer).
Marisa Hammond Olivares; (GT, ELA, ESL, ELL, SPED)
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(239)
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$15 per class
Meets 2x per week
Runs week after week
50 minutes per class
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Class Experience

US Grade 7 - 8
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. 
Students may have some light reading and writing outside of the classroom.
Keep handy for any occasional notes.
~ Pencil and paper.
~ A traditional composition book. 
~ Digital docs are fine too.

*Gel pens, skinny markers, highlighters, and sticky notes are a great option for the more creative note taker.
My small group teaching style allows me to gauge my students' learning during each session. However, on occasion, I will give some formalized assessments through Google Forms and other platforms.
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Some texts may contain biblical allusions. These lessons will focus on text evidence and how allusions are used by authors to make a point. Therefore, I may need to reference and explain the main idea that the author is alluding to; the focus will be on literary analysis.
I use a variety of platforms in my teaching sessions. However, all links and materials will be provided through the Outschool Classroom. On occasion, I do use Google Forms, Google Slides, Kahoot, Quizizz, Quizlet, FlipGrid, and Padlet.

Meet the teacher

Marisa Hammond Olivares; (GT, ELA, ESL, ELL, SPED)
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(239)
My English courses are centered around thought-provoking critical reading skills, effective writing, and verbalizing one's interpretation of a literary text. I believe in living, laughing, and learning. With this said, my learning goals are for my... 
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