Achieving Writing Success: Improving Sentence Writing for Middle Schoolers

This course will teach learners to identify and use simple, compound, and complex sentences in order to best prepare them now for upper-level writing. NOTE THIS CLASS MEETS 7 TIMES TOTAL. **JUNE, JULY, AND AUGUST SECTIONS MEET 3 TIMES PER WEEK.**
Mrs. Lisa Galvao, B.A. English Ed; M.A.,TESL/TEFL
39 total reviews for this teacher
12 reviews for this class
Completed by 76 learners

55 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 3 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jun 13

Jun 13 - Jun 27 (3 weeks)
Mo, We, Fr
5:30pm - 6:25pm

Wed Jul 20

Jul 20 - Aug 3 (3 weeks)
We, Fr, Mo
3pm - 3:55pm

Mon Jul 25

Jul 25 - Aug 8 (3 weeks)
Mo, We, Fr
4:15pm - 5:10pm

Mon Aug 15

Aug 15 - Aug 29 (3 weeks)
Mo, We, Fr
3pm - 3:55pm

Mon Sep 12

Sep 12 - Oct 3 (3 weeks)
Mo, We
4:15pm - 5:10pm

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Learners will be able to identify simple, compound, and complex sentences and be able to punctuate them correctly.  They will also be able to identify subject, verbs, coordinating conjunctions, and subordinating conjunctions and use them to create various sentence structures in their own sentence writing.  
I've taught English for over 25 years in various settings, plus I've been a home school mom for the past 14 years.  I have seen many, many students lack a good knowledge of sentence writing, and it really begins to show when they get to high school (and higher levels) as they struggle with writing papers and essays.  Middle school is an ideal age to use the language and writing skills that they know and begin to form good habits with writing.  It's a great, practical life skill to learn now in order to achieve writing success!
Practice worksheets and assignments involving reading, writing, and identification will be assigned each class.  Homework is always due by 5 p.m. CST the day BEFORE the next class.
Teacher will provide all worksheets.  
In addition to Outschool classroom, students will need to have a designated folder, notebook paper, pencil, eraser, and a photo/scanner application.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learner progress will be assessed via homework, participation, and attendance. Grades are available upon parent's request.
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Mrs. Lisa Galvao, B.A. English Ed; M.A.,TESL/TEFLExperienced English and ESL Teacher + Homeschool Mom
39 total reviews
61 completed classes

About Me

I teach English writing and grammar, English as a second/foreign language, poetry, and introductory Brazilian Portuguese classes.  I have a B.A. in Secondary English Education and an M.A. in Missions and Intercultural Studies along with a... 
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