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Book Hooks: Informative, Descriptive, and Creative Writing

Lara Aston
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(34)
In this 12 week live class, students will further develop their writing skills by organizing information, learning to describe details, creating stories, and sharing their opinions.

Class experience

1. Students will learn to use graphic organizers to plan their writing.
2. Students will learn to write from notes they take about a topic.
3. Students will learn to expand their sentences and include details.
4. Students will practice writing different types of sentences so their writing is varied.
5. Students will write their opinion with supporting details.
6. Students will practice descriptive writing using active verbs and details.
7. Students will learn the 6 parts of a story.
8. Students will write 8 paragraphs.(Advanced students will be encouraged to write 2-3 paragraphs at a time.)
9. Students will write a creative story or re-tell a familiar story.
I have over 30 years of teaching experience with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education.  My 30 years of teaching experience include various online platforms, public and private classrooms, homeschool co-ops, schooling my own 4 children, and teaching English classes online to students in China. I have the ability to adapt lessons to the needs of the students and to engage students in a virtual environment.  I love to teach using books as a launching point for many different topics!  
It is always beneficial to a student if their parent is available to listen to and brainstorm with them about their writing ideas.  However, parents may also choose to let a student complete the class independently.
Excerpts from the following books will be used in this class:
Alejandro's Gift by Richard E. Albert
Through Georgia's Eyes by Rachel Rodriguez
Mornings with Monet by Barb Rosenstock
Give Bees a Chance by Bethany Barton
Cozy by Jan Brett
The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
Picasso and the Girl with the Ponytail by Laurence Anholt
The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock
Ocean Speaks by Jess Keating
Nature's Friend:  The Gwen Frostic Story by Lindsey McDivitt
The Leaf Detective by Heather Lang
Crowbar: The Smartest Bird in the World by Jean Craighead George

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(34)
Welcome to Book Hooks!  I provide small group, interactive, online writing classes.  Are you new to homeschooling? Looking for different options in the world of COVID?  A veteran homeschooler looking to change things up a bit?  Is a family crisis... 
Group Class


for 12 classes
1x per week, 12 weeks
60 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(2)
Completed by 8 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 8-11
4-8 learners per class

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