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Back-to-School Spruce-Up: Reading & Writing about Fiction
Just in time for back-to-school! Your learner will "spruce up" their reading comprehension skills and write short-answer responses to fiction.
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"Spruce Up" your reading comprehension skills just in time for the new school year! In this five-session course, students will practice critical reading skills for fiction. Learners will express their understanding of text through writing short-answer responses, answering multiple-choice questions, and supporting their answers with evidence, just like they will need to do in their actual classrooms and on those pesky fall standardized tests. Week 1: What's the Deal with Plot? Students...
1. Identify elements of plot in fiction: exposition, rising action, conflict, climax, resolution, and theme. 2. Compose paragraphs in response to text that include a topic sentence; evidence from the text; elaboration; transitions; and a concluding sentence. 3. Support ideas with evidence. 4. Select correct answers to questions about text from multiple choices. 5. Make inferences about character and theme of text. 6. Identify imagery and figurative language in prose and poetry. 7. Interpret imagery and figurative language in prose and poetry.
Instructional Specialty: Writing Structure & Composition and State Standardized ELA Assessments; Bachelor's Degree in English Language & Literature, Rutgers University; Public School Reading & Writing Teacher, 10 years, grades 6-10; Online Tutor & Course Instructor, 2+ years, grades pre-k through grade 11; Extensive Experience with ELA State Testing Requirements; experience with homeschool curricula
Students should finish any work not completed during sessions. Also, students will be given an optional writing assessment on the last day to complete independently. Students are welcome to send their essays to Ms. Heather within one week of the last class session for a free rubric scoring and an evaluation that identifies the learners' strengths and weaknesses.
Students should bring a notebook and writing utensil or an electronic device on which to type.
Students will be give individual feedback during sessions. Also, students will be given an optional writing assessment on the last day to complete independently. Students are welcome to send their essays to Ms. Heather within one week of the last class session for a free rubric scoring and an evaluation that identifies the learners' strengths and weaknesses.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Picture Book: The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt (used to illustrate plot structure in fiction) Short Story: "Charles", by Shirley Jackson Short Story: "Names/Nombres", by Julia Alvarez Poem: "Dear Sky", by Naomi Shihab Nye Poem: "Eating in Silence", by Pamela Huber Poem: "Thank You, Sky!", by Carolyn Dee Flores Poem: "The Impossibles", by J. Patrick Lewis.
Unravel the Mysteries of Writing!
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
3 total reviews
5 completed classes
I am Heather Wood, but you can call me Ms. Heather. I earned my degree in English Literature from Rutgers University and completed my teacher training there too. After college, I worked in publishing, and I continue to write professionally. I...
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