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English

7th Grade English Language Arts (Second Semester - 16 Weeks)

In the second semester of this year-long 7th grade English Language Arts course, students will build their reading, writing, and speaking skills through two novels, three short stories, and an inquiry-based research project.
Jesse De Mercurio, MA
62 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 10 learners
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Class
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 16 weeks
11-13
year olds
3-12
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 improve their understanding of various aspects of literature, reading, and writing. Students will be prepared for eighth grade-level English courses.
Learners will be completing written responses and individual projects. Homework times will vary. Most of the book and short stories will need to be read outside of class.
The short stories and other materials will be provided. Learners will need to obtain a copy of The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton and Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Parental Guidance from Common Sense Media:
The Outsiders - Parents need to know that this story of peer pressure, rebellion, and identity centers on two rival groups of teens, the lower-class "outsider" Greasers and the more well-heeled, popular Socs (short for Socials). It includes fighting, underage drinking, delinquent behavior, a rumble, a fatal stabbing, and a suicide. But the indelible characters and compelling story have consistently hooked middle school kids, teens, and reluctant readers since The Outsiders was first published in 1967. This book appeals to preteens (many read it in middle school) because that's the time when kids break into social cliques and life becomes tribal. The feelings of being ostracized are timeless -- which is why this book is still so relevant more than 40 years after its original publication.

Uglies - Parents need to know that Scott Westerfeld's Uglies is set in the future and deals with our culture's obsession with physical perfection and hedonism. There's some fighting and a minor character is killed, not seen. A gruesome operation is described. Girl characters especially are brave and stand up to an oppressive regime.

Teacher

Jesse De Mercurio, MA
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
English teacher, dog mom, soup enthusiast
62 total reviews
62 completed classes

About Me

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I'm originally from the Bay Area in California, but moved to the North State for college and (so far) haven't left! I have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in English Education and English, respectively, as well as a teaching credential in... 
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