Advanced Reading and Writing Strategies (Grades 5-7)

In this course, students in grades 5-7 will work on advanced reading, analysis, grammar, and writing skills appropriate for the middle-grade levels.
212 total reviews for this teacher
7 reviews for this class
Completed by 51 learners

45 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

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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Available Times

Pacific Time
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Next on Mon May 23

Meets Once per week
11pm - 11:45pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
5 learners enrolled

Next on Wed Jun 1

Meets Once per week
7pm - 7:45pm

Next on Mon Jun 6

Meets Once per week
10:45pm - 11:30pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Next on Mon Aug 15

Meets Once per week
11pm - 11:45pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Next on Sat Aug 20

Meets Once per week
12pm - 12:45pm

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Class Experience

Students will be able to:
1. Determine how writers alter meaning through literary devices
2. Recognize plot elements in short stories and analyze characters
3. Identify main ideas and specific details in an article
4. Determine the difference between theme and main ideas
5. Write effective paragraphs
6. Discuss cause and effect relationships in non-fiction texts
7. Gather information and provide textual evidence
8. Construct written responses that demonstrate grade-level skills of analysis
I am a secondary English teacher with certifications in gifted education and special education. I am also pursuing my MAE and am an avid reader and writer. 
Students will have short optional writing assignments. If you would like them checked, please send to me.
printouts, writing supplies or google docs
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Quizzes and formative assessments
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The teacher will provide reading sources. Each source will be available in PDF format for easy accessibility.


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

About Me

Thank you for visiting my Outschool profile! As my full-time career, I teach at a public school. 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... 
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