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Spar Lit Jr. 6: Understanding Harriet the Spy Through Speech and Debate

English

Clear, Concise, Easy-to-Understand SAT and ACT Prep!

In this intensive class, students will learn general test-taking strategies. We will also specifically review topics tested on the Language Arts sections of the ACT (reading comprehension, grammar, punctuation, essay writing, and the like).
Glen Martin
14 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 5 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 6 weeks
13-18
year olds
4-6
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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Class Experience

Students will learn to use their testing time more efficiently; make better, more informed answer choices; approach reading passages optimally; read (and proofread) as an editor; and understand the role of an argument in a persuasive essay.

Specifically, students will learn about: punctuation, clear and concise writing, sentence structure, pronoun agreement, parallelism, and syntax.  We will also discuss the unity, organization, and cohesiveness of a written piece; this will help students answer questions about Reading passages, but will also help students on the English section and in composing the optional essay.  Finally, we'll discuss dealing with unfamiliar vocabulary words, expanding working vocabulary, determining the main idea of a passage, and how to address sequence, inference, character relationship, context-dependent vocabulary, and rhetoric questions.
I have nearly 20 years of experience teaching high school Language Arts classes, as well as nearly 10 years of experience tutoring students in test prep and study skills.  I have taught on the college level and am very familiar with the admissions process.
Students will work individually on exercises and practice sections from SAT prep resources.  Students should expect 2-3 hours of homework each week.
Materials will be provided to students prior to the first meeting.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Student progress will be monitored through performance of practice work and exercises, as well as discussions and participation in class.
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Glen MartinEnglish teacher seeks engaged, enthusiastic students!
14 total reviews
20 completed classes

About Me

I teach English and Language Arts classes. I have nearly 20 years of experience as a high school English teacher, and nearly 10 years of experience as a test prep and study skills tutor. I believe that every child can learn. In my spare time, I am... 
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