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Answering Questions - The Easy Way (Grade 2-3)

This is a multi-day class where the part of speech and the second day the student will answer questions, by writing a sentence using the part of speech.
Michelle Dragalin, Me.D, E.dS Certified Educator
20 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 1 learner
55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 4 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

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Pacific Time
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Thu Aug 18

Aug 18 - Oct 21 (4 weeks)
Th, Fr
9am - 10am
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Based on 2nd and 3rd-grade common core standards for writing

Objectives       Identifying grammar and formatting skills
                       Identify which level the student should begin learning to write on unlined paper, i.e., letters, words, sentences	 
                        Identify which level the student should begin learning to write on unlined paper, i.e., letters, words, sentences, and how to write according to the space in between.	
                        the grade level questions the student will need to answer.	
                       Identify which area the student should continue to practice their writing on unlined paper, i.e., letters, words, paragraphs	 
                      Identify which level of questions the students are asked and need to learn to answer, i.e., letters, words, and sentences based on the grade level questions the student will need to answer.
As a dedicated special education teacher with experience in teaching children (birth-sixth grade) with special needs, preschoolers, and my children, I know that writing is an important skill. Writing, forming letters, connecting lines, and connecting it all together can be hard. I have worked with students who have limited fine motor skills, gross motor delays, or sensory or neurological delays, for over 20 years. In the public schools, I worked with occupational therapists to develop students' individual education plans in part, to help them learn to write, specifically to help them develop their eye-hand movements and give them a foundation for reading. I generally prefer to one on one or in small groups as much as possible.  This allows me to get to know the students and their needs.  Cursive writing is a foundational skill for reading because it requires children to write from left to right, so that the letters will join in proper sequence and with proper spacing, making their writing easier to read. I also use aids (pencil grips, play dough, small balls, and specialized materials that I have developed, with the help of occupational therapists, to help students to write. In my capacity as a specialized teacher, I have received training in a variety of established handwriting programs, i.e., Handwriting Without Teachers, Zaner-Bloser Handwriting, D'Nealian, Draw, and Write Now as well as reading curriculums with associated writing programs. This course will be based on techniques and skills that I found useful in helping students learn to write and answer questions. In addition, I work as a freelance writer and copy editor for 10 years as well as taught English skills at the elementary, middle, and high school levels for over 30  years. During my years as a teacher and now, as a freelance writer and editor, I have also tutored students who need to improve their writing skills for pre and post-graduate level papers.
I would suggest that the students practice their writing for 20 minutes each day, but it is not required. 
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The students will be given a workbook in order to practice their writing skills that are taught during the lesson if they so choose.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The students will diagram a sentence or paragraph in order to illustrate what skills they have retained from the previous week. In addition, I will informally assess the students based on their performance in class. At the end of the lesson, the student will complete an informal assessment of how well they can answer questions and essay questions. 
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
  Please keep in mind that the students will use a ruler during some of the lessons.  I will notify parents of this prior to class. In addition, the students will use play-doh may contain wheat, which could cause an allergic reaction if ingested by those sensitive to wheat gluten or with Celiac disease.


Michelle Dragalin, Me.D, E.dS Certified Educator
Lives in the United States
Outschool Literacy Teacher
20 total reviews
34 completed classes

About Me

"Teaching is a process of learning from your students, colleagues, parents, and the community. This is a lifelong process where you learn and develop new strategies, new ideas, and new philosophies."
"Teaching comes from the heart!"

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