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7th/8th Grade English Language Arts Through Literature - The Hobbit (MBTP)

In this 6-week course, learners will explore fantasy fiction while learning literary terms & techniques, quest stories, & writing a response to literature utilizing the Moving Beyond the Page The Hobbit 7th/8th grade ELA unit. #academic
Angelia Derrick (she/her)
137 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 21 learners
year olds
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Charged upfront
$16 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 6 weeks
55 minutes per class
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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 papers/essays. 
 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 - The Hobbit - $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. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - $11.91
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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. 

Students 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.
The Hobbit has some violence with battles, discussion of eating characters, and fights with dragons, trolls, evil wolves, etc. 

Students will research some topics online, read articles on websites, and occasional watch an informational YouTube video to complete homework assignments. The following Moving Beyond the Page Resource List will be provided to learners to help them complete homework assignments and projects -

Outside sources may be referenced/used in the class for homework. The unit test will be done using a Google Form. Students will be referred to the Google Suite when it comes to other assignments, but they are welcome to use any word processor, slideshow presentation software, etc. that they normally use. 
This class uses the Moving Beyond the Page Ages 11-13 (7th/8th US) Language Arts curriculum. 
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


Angelia Derrick (she/her)
Lives in the United States
Lover of Books and Movies
137 total reviews
281 completed classes

About Me

Pronoun: she/her/hers

"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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