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Be You & Become a Better Writer: Expository Essay Writing, Self-Paced

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Alison Sloan, Writing Teacher | Cert. ELA/ESL
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In this 7-lesson essay writing course, learners will write 5 essays using different text structures & learn how to easily write introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions through teacher feedback & a creative project.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
Intermediate - Advanced Level
7 lessons//7 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Introduction to the 5 Text Structures + Revising & Editing
Learners will learn about the 5 text structures and share interests and passions with peers via discussion board to brainstorm ideas for essay topics. Learners will learn how to revise & edit so they can apply these skills to their essays each week.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Sequence Essay
Learners will read examples of sequence essays and learn how to write an outline of their body paragraphs focusing on being better at using transition words. Learners will learn how to write the introduction and conclusion of the essay using a different hook and final statement, then complete their draft of their essay.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Description Essay
Learners will read examples of descriptive essays and learn how to write an outline of their body paragraphs focusing on being better at main idea sentences. Learners will learn how to write the introduction and conclusion of the essay using a different hook and final statement, then complete their draft of their essay.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Compare & Contrast Essay
Learners will read examples of compare & contrast essays and learn how to write an outline of their body paragraphs focusing on being better at explaining detail sentences. Learners will learn how to write the introduction and conclusion of the essay using a different hook and final statement, then complete their draft of their essay.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Cause & Effect Essay
Learners will read examples of cause & effect essays and learn how to write an outline of their body paragraphs focusing on being better at using "Golden Bricks" in detail sentences. Learners will learn how to write the introduction and conclusion of the essay using a different hook and final statement, then complete their draft of their essay.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Problem & Solution Essay
Learners will read examples of problem & solution essays and learn how to write an outline of their body paragraphs focusing on being better at concluding sentences. Learners will learn how to write the introduction and conclusion of the essay using a different hook and final statement, then complete their draft of their essay.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Project Presentation
Learners will choose a project option to complete based on one (or more than one!) of their essays to share with other learners via a video recording. Project options include a video demonstration of the sequence topic, a presentation of their descriptive topic, a creative Venn diagram of their compare & contrast topic, a video report as a news anchor of their cause & effect topic, or a video interview with themself of their problem & solution topic submitted through FlipGrid
Learners will learn how to write 5 different essays using expository writing strategies.
Classroom teacher in the state of Texas for 5th and 6th grade English for 5 years. 
Homework Offered
Learners will complete the lessons in Nearpod, then complete an essay including prewriting on Google slides. Assignments will take about 1-2 hours each lesson.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Learners may handwrite essays. Handouts will be available to print.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Nearpod - users will not need to create an account, but use first name only when completing the lessons
Google slides - a personal link will be sent to each learner that the learner will access as anonymous 
Flip Grid - leaners will use guest code to log in then enter first name and last initial only 
Lessons inspired by Empowering Writers Expository Writing 
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Hello! Mrs. Ali here! I am a certified K-12 ELA/ESL writing teacher for the state of Texas with over eleven years of teaching experience in the classroom and online and degrees in psychology, linguistics, and sociology. Mix that all together and... 
Self-Paced Class

$12

weekly or $84 for all content
7 pre-recorded lessons
7 weeks of teacher feedback
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 54 learners
Ages: 9-13

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