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Building Writers 2: Inspiring Writing Projects for Grades 4-6 (Full Curriculum)

In part 2 of a year-long series, students learn the basics of fiction and non-fiction writing as they complete writing projects that inspire them to think about who they are, how they can use the power of words. NO PRE-REQUISITES
Kim Musolff
177 total reviews for this teacher
New class
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 9 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course 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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Mon, Oct 10

Oct 10 – Dec 12 (9 weeks)
2:45 – 3:30 PM
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Class Experience

Students in this class learn:
-to think carefully about the words they choose to put on paper
-to use words to convey feelings, ideas, and tones
-to organize their thoughts to prepare for writing
-to brainstorm and then narrow ideas based on purpose
I am a Colorado-certified teacher for grades K-6 and have over 20 years of experience teaching.  I've taught in public school, private school, and a variety of homeschool environments including homeschooling my own 4 children.  I've taught writing workshops for students of all ages, and I've been engaging students virtually for over 2 years on Outschool.  
Students are expected to complete one project at the end of August and the second at the end of September.  Therefore, they will need to work on the writing outside of class.  The live class is intended to generate ideas, improve writing skills, share ideas, and ask questions.  The writing is mostly done outside of class.  
Writing notebook (like a spiral notebook) dedicated to this class. Pencils Index cards for organizing information
My practice is to continuously assess students and adjust my teaching accordingly.  A written evaluation of the student's progress in writing can be requested by the parent.  
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
In the first few weeks of class, students will be designing their own haunted house.  If students do not feel comfortable with haunted houses or themes related to Halloween, they may choose another project, such as designing their dream room, etc.  I welcome people of all beliefs in my classroom, so please just message me if you have concerns and we can figure out a topic for your student.  
Brave Writer: The Writer's Jungle


Kim Musolff
Lives in the United States
MindSpark Learning Founder & Teacher
177 total reviews
140 completed classes

About Me

Hi! I'm a Colorado-certified elementary teacher and a veteran homeschool parent of 4 children.  For over 20 years, I've taught hundreds of children in grades PreK-8 in a variety of settings.  In 2016 I founded and ran a microschool for 3 years,... 
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