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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.
Vanessa Roach
229 total reviews for this teacher
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50 minutes
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Once per week
every week
year olds
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How does anOngoingcourse 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

-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
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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.


Vanessa Roach
Lives in the United States
B.S.Ed, TESOL, MAET Inclusive & Interactive Educator
229 total reviews
317 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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