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9Th and 10th Grade Writing

In this 14-week course, kids will keep a writing journal plus have a different writing assignment each week.
Lisa Rohloff
309 total reviews for this teacher
New class
  There are no upcoming classes.
45 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 14 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will learn about various aspects of writing including:
 - The writing process (plan, revise, write, edit, get feedback, revise or try new approach, rewrite)
 - Journaling
 - Creative writing (narrative essays, stories, sequence of events, narrative techniques such as dialogue, monologue, pacing, using sensory details, reflection, and multiple plot lines)
 - Academic writing (research reports, citing sources, academic voice, MLA Style, academic essays)
 - Other skills including:
      - Presentation skills
      - How to use logos, ethos, and pathos to be persuasive in writing
      - Grammar
      - Spelling
      - Sentence and paragraph structure
      - Reviewing and giving feedback
      - Researching
      - Finding credible sources
      - Writing paragraphs with in-text citations
      - Planning and outlining
      - Shakespearean Poetry
      - Examining Shakespear's poetry
      - Giving an oral presentation
      - Expressing creative ideas
I have 14 years of teaching experience, and I have taught in both traditional school settings and as a homeschool parent. I am passionate about helping kids at all levels of their reading and writing journey. It's so exciting when I see a student gain confidence as a writer.

My writing experience includes writing copy for marketing materials, ghost writing for corporate executives, technical writing, writing newspaper articles, and writing instructions for digital technology applications. Managing a corporate internal newsletter was one of my favorite projects. I created the newsletter design, interviewed and wrote articles about team members, and managed the editing and submission process for all the contributors. As a hobby, I love to write short stories, poetry, and songs. I have also co-written a published academic journal article. I can't imagine my life without writing.

My education includes a BA in Communications and a Master of Science in Technical and Professional Communication (MSTPC). Because I have completed 2 years of my BA and all of my MS classes online, I am skilled with the various aspects of online learning. I love using what I have learned to help kids become better at reading and writing.
Homework amounts will vary, but kids will generally have some writing to do each week.
I will post handouts in the classroom before some classes. Students will also need to do some research for certain classes, so they will need to find books or websites. They will also have the option to interview an expert for their research report.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I will give students feedback on their weekly assignments. My feedback includes what they did well and any areas where they can improve. They will receive very detailed and extensive feedback on their research report.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Kids can either handwrite their assignments, or they can use One of the following word processing tools:
Google Docs
Microsoft Word
Apple Pages
**Please note that kids can choose to handwrite. If they type, they only need one of the above tools.
For some lessons, students will find resources either in books or on websites.
For some lessons, students will find resources either in books or on websites. Purchasing a copy of the MLA Handbook 8th Edition is suggested but not required.


Lisa Rohloff
Lives in the United States
Teacher and Writer
309 total reviews
324 completed classes

About Me

I love working with kids! I have 14 years of teaching experience and have taught in traditional school settings, online, and as a homeschool parent. I'm passionate about helping kids at all levels of their reading and writing journeys. I feel... 
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