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8th Grade ELA to Freshman English: Ongoing Reading Course

Weekly Short Stories For Literature and English Language Arts; Spring, Summer, and Fall Semesters: A supplemental reading comprehension and analysis class aimed at bridging the gap between middle school and high school; I'll present a valuable blend of genres, critical thinking skills, and a touch of response writing.
Marisa Hammond Olivares (GT, ELA, ESL, ELL, SPED)
181 total reviews for this teacher
15 reviews for this class
Completed by 179 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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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
181 total reviews
208 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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