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8th - 9th Grade Literature; Transition to High School & Freshman English

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.
Marisa Hammond Olivares (GT, ELA, ESL, ELL, SPED)
223 total reviews for this teacher
22 reviews for this class
Completed by 266 learners
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Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
50 minutes per class
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Class Experience

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. 
As this is an ongoing class format, all work will be initiated and completed in class. However, students will be encouraged to do some minor reading, writing, and research assignments beyond the scope of our class schedule. These external assignments will be geared to create interest and connections between literary themes.
~ pen/pencil/paper ~ students may take notes on their own digital device
Informal & Formative assessments are a natural part of my teaching style.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Marisa Hammond Olivares (GT, ELA, ESL, ELL, SPED)
Lives in the United States
Certified ELA Teacher; Master juggler of diversity, empathy & metaphors
223 total reviews
259 completed classes

About Me

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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