7th Grade Full Curriculum English Language Arts (ELA) 1st Semester

In this 16-week Flex Class, students complete 1 semester of a full-year Middle School English Language Arts curriculum. It will cover short stories; narrative, argumentative and informational writing; literary analysis, and novel study.
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per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Aug 29

Aug 29 - Dec 16 (16 weeks)
Flexible Time

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
I am a certified middle school teacher with teaching experience. I also completed a Bachelor's in Secondary English Education, grades 7-12. 
Homework assignments can include but are not limited to, essays, written journal entries, analyses, readings, presentations, and text annotation.

Students should plan to spend 1-2 hours per week outside of class to complete assignments.
All homework assignments are due every Friday by 10 pm EST if the student would like feedback. I provide feedback on every assignment and will grade assignments upon request.

Students should read 20-40 pages a night, depending on the level of the student. The book we are reading has 30 chapters, which averages to reading 5 chapters a week during Unit 3.
1. A copy of the book "The Westing Game" by Ellen Raskin – for the Novel Study Unit which begins in Week 11 of the course
2. PDF copies of all the short stories and other readings will be provided by the teacher or the student will be told where to find them online

Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
All learners will receive written feedback from the teacher for all assignments. If you would like a letter grade for assignments and the class, please contact me and I will provide it.
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
The short story "The Most Dangerous Game" involves characters hunting one another in the jungle, which may be alarming for some. The short story is typically taught because it offers excellent examples of setting, how setting sets the mood in the story, strong vocabulary, and elements of suspense.

The short story "The Veldt" takes place in the future when a "smart house" becomes a little too smart and starts attacking the family that lives there. The short story is typically taught as an example of science fiction and also offers lessons on imagery, figurative language, and irony.
-	A copy of the book "The Westing Game" by Ellen Raskin – for the Novel Study Unit which begins in Week 11 of the course
-	Commonlit.com


Elisabeth BurickWriter, Learner, Grammar Fan
2 total reviews
12 completed classes

About Me

Hello there! My name is Liz and I am very excited to be an Outschool teacher. 

I am passionate about helping my students set goals, learn skills, and move forward towards accomplishing those goals. My specialties are teaching writing, reading... 
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