Classic Literature Weekly Class | Fluent Readers | Essay Writing | Reading

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Fluent Readers | Read classic books (Treasure Island, A Christmas Carol) to build vocabulary and extend your thinking
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(106)
year old learners
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Runs week after week
40 minutes per class
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Class Experience

US Grade 4 - 6
Advanced Level
What skills will my child develop?
Increased Imagination: 
These timeless tales transport young readers into enchanting worlds, sparking their creativity and imagination. As your child accompany characters like Jim Hawkins, Oliver Twist, and Bilbo Baggins on their journeys, they will embark on imaginative adventures that nurture their ability to think creatively

Expanded Vocabulary:
These classic books are treasure troves of rich language and expressive phrases. By immersing themselves in the language of the past, your child will naturally expand their vocabulary, enabling them to articulate their thoughts with greater depth and precision.

Cultivating Critical Thinking: 
The intricate plots and complex characters in these stories encourage children to think critically and engage with the text on a deeper level. As they unravel mysteries, make predictions, and analyze characters' decisions, they develop vital critical thinking skills that will serve them well in academics and beyond.

Fostering Empathy and Values: 
The journeys of characters like Jim, Oliver, and Bilbo are intertwined with lessons in empathy, compassion, and ethical decision-making. Your child will learn to put themselves in others' shoes, consider diverse perspectives, and understand the importance of kindness and fairness.

Discovering Historical and Cultural Contexts: 
These classics are windows to different times and places. 'Oliver Twist' provides insights into 19th-century London while 'The Hobbit' whisks them away to Tolkien's fantasy realm. Exploring these historical and cultural contexts nurtures their curiosity about the world's diversity and history.

To get the best from lessons your child must their video on during lessons as it is difficult to properly monitor work if I can not see your child.  

Please join the lesson from a quiet place so that the background noise in your home does not make it difficult to hear you when you speak (or you can wear headphones/a headset as these reduce the background noise). 
I have taught literature (English Language Arts) to children aged 3-12 for over twenty years.  I am particularly passionate about classic literature.  I enjoy guiding young learners to understand the vocabulary and complex sentences of classic books and to learn from and love reading texts by authors like William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.  Best of all, I enjoy teaching young learners how to express their own ideas clearly and to communicate their own ideas about the world.

Before joining Outschool, I was the headmistress of a primary school (elementary school principal) and I have been a fully qualified classroom teacher for twenty years.  I have a postgraduate qualification in education leadership and a bachelor’s degree in primary education.  I originally trained in the United States but I qualified in the United Kingdom and I work in London.  

I have worked with wide range of learners including gifted children; children with special educational needs or disabilities as well as children with a wide range of personalities and levels of motivation.  If you have any questions or worries about your learner - please send me a message as I am happy to listen, discuss or advise.
Each week your child will need to do:
- 30 minutes reading
- finish the writing tasks set during the lesson
- upload work to the classroom
 1 file available upon enrollment
Pencil Highlighter Ruler Exercise book/notebook or lined paper
A summary of the lesson is sent at the end of each class.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(106)
Welcome to Outschool.  My name is Janella.  I teach classes in Latin and English Literature to pupils in the United States, Australia, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.

I am a star educator which means that my lessons sell out... 
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