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(Flex) Middle School Language Arts: Nonfiction Reading, Writing, and Grammar
Advanced Reading and Writing Skills for Teens (ages 14-17)
Students ages 14-17 will engage in reading, analysis, grammar, & writing using both classic & modern texts in world literature. Our focus is on advanced critical thinking and analysis skills in preparation for college reading/writing.
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Thank you for your interest in my class! I'm so happy that you are here! This class is suitable for students aged 14-18 who wish to learn more advanced reading and writing strategies and techniques in preparation for college. Students will read short passages (a variety of genres and writing styles), complete writing activities, explore complex grammar topics, discuss and analyze texts, and engage in literary criticism. This class moves students past recall (who, what, when, where) and...
Experience/Education: -BS in Education (Reading/English 3-12, Math 3-9, Special Education 5-12) -Masters of Arts In English Teaching
Optional Homework for each class. Reading ahead of time may be required
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
All texts are commonly used or taught at the high school level. Some texts may have a spooky theme or reference murder/death (no gory details described). Mild profanity may also be in texts that I use. Each week, texts will be attached that we discuss. No outside sources other than texts and the Outschool platform will be used.
Sample short stories that may be used: “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” by Ursula Le Guin "The Lady, or the Tiger?" by Frank Stockton "Ain't No Good Girl" by Sharon Flake "Royal Jelly" by Roald Dahl "Genesis and Catastrophe" by Roald Dahl "Black Cat" by Edgar Allen Poe Classic Poetry "Indian Education" by Sherman Alexie Excerpts from classic books/plays/epics (1984, Animal Farm, Beowolf, The Odyssey, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, Gilgamesh, Lord of the Flies, and more) Modern Texts: Trevor Noah's Born a Crime Jeanette Wall's The Glass Castle No outside sources other than texts and the Outschool platform will be used.
B.S.Ed, TESOL, MAET Inclusive & Interactive Educator
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
229 total reviews
317 completed classes
Thank you for visiting my Outschool profile! In my classes, I work with all levels of students (IEP students, general education, and gifted students). My goal as a teacher is to foster critical thinking and oral/written communication skills in...