7th to 8th Grade: Ongoing Reading Course; Literature for Middle School

Marisa Hammond Olivares; (GT, ELA, ESL, ELL, SPED)
Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(240)
Weekly Short Stories for ELA & English Language Arts: Spring, Summer, and Fall Semesters; A supplemental #academic, reading comprehension, and analysis class that builds confidence; I'll present a valuable blend of genres, critical thinking skills, and short answer prompts.

Class Experience

US Grade 7 - 8
Improve reading analysis, develop critical thinking skills, and build confidence in the creation of literary responses. My goal is for my students to gain confidence in their interpretations and responses. 
Homework Offered
As this is an ongoing class format, all work will be initiated and completed in class.
Assessments Offered
Informal & Formative assessments are a natural part of my teaching style.
Grades Offered
0~ pen/pencil/paper

~ students may take notes on their own digital device
The Bet by Anton Chekhov
~ The conversation in the opening scene is a dinner party where the guests debate capital punishment and life in prison. This topic is what leads to the bet taking place. A character voluntarily agrees to 15 years of solitary confinement for 2 million dollars. The remainder of the story focuses on how the character evolves and gains knowledge through the books he reads while in confinement. 

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(240)
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... 
Group Class


1x per week
50 min

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(13)
Completed by 138 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 11-14
2-8 learners per class

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