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9th Grade English Language Arts - Intro to Literature & Composition--Sem B--FLEX

In this 16-week flexible schedule class, students will do the second half of Intro to Lit & Comp (ELA 9th/10th grade) where we will analyze fiction, informational texts, plays, & write papers/essays utilizing Moving Beyond the Page(MBTP)
Angelia Derrick (she/her)
121 total reviews for this teacher
New class
No live meetings
Over 16 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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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) as well as writing essays. 
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 pages, do short written responses outside of class, and research and write papers/essays.
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 camera/scanner to turn in PDF activity pages. Students will need to rent/stream/borrow the following films: Ender's Game (2013), Fences (2016), and a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Families will need to purchase the Moving Beyond the Page student workbook pages to download. Direct links to purchase the student workbook pages will be provided after enrollment. MBTP Workbook Pages Semester A - $24.95 MBTP Workbook Pages Semester B - $19.96 The following texts/books will be used throughout the class. Families may purchase (print or ebook) or borrow from their local library. Prices listed below were found on Amazon. Semester B: The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need by Susan Thurman. $9.79. The Only Grammar & Style Workbook You'll Ever Need by Susan Thurman. $8.19. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. $7.79. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. $7.79. Romeo and Juliet (Folger Shakespeare Library edition) by William Shakespeare. $6.94 A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. $5.99 Some additional art supplies such as glue, markers/crayons/colored pencil, paper, etc. will be needed for certain assignments.
Your Final Grade will be determined from your homework grades, essay grades, project grades, and test grades. 

Projects and essays grading rubrics will be provided with the assignment. 

Assignments, papers, projects, and tests are due by the final day of the flex class to receive a grade. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
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 -

Students will read and discuss in a matter-of-fact way the following texts which tackle some sensitive topics. Some of the topics tackled will be racism, segregation, child slavery, rape, war, murder, suicide, and violence. The books tell stories that include these elements and the students will discuss these issues in a sensitive and matter-of-fact way in context to when/where it happened or is depicted as happening. It is important for learners to know that these issues exist even if they don't have a personal connection to one or any of the topics. These books are taught to high school/secondary school aged children all over the world and are considered to be age appropriate with the knowledge of the sensitive issues that will be covered. 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Collines
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beach
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 
This class uses the Moving Beyond the Page High School 1 (9th/10th US) Language Arts curriculum. 


Angelia Derrick (she/her)
Lives in the United States
Lover of Books and Movies
121 total reviews
255 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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