Cool Chess! Beginner 2 Lesson 1--Chess Notation; Reading and Writing Chess Games

Julie Blasingame
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(559)
The students will learn how to read Chess Notation and how to write down the moves of their game. #builder #superstar

Class experience

US Grade 2 - 4
Beginner Level
Learning how to read and write notation is an essential tool for the student if he/she wants to continue their chess skill level. All chess books and chess websites indicate the chess moves with Algebraic Notation and all chess students need to be knowledgeable about this. If the student ever participates in a United States Chess Federation Rated Tournament, they will be required to keep track of their moves, either by paper and pencil, or electronically.
Homework Offered
Students will receive a chess puzzle sheet to be printed out. The chess puzzle sheet will be discussed in the last few minutes of class to make sure all students understand how to solve them.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
A learner is assessed by understanding the answers on each chess puzzle sheet and knowing how to checkmate to win their games. When a student practices chess at home with others, or on-line, their skills will increase--this will reflect in their knowledge of the game.
Grades Offered
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Students should have a pencil in class and the chess puzzles printed out, which will be attached in a PDF form in the Classroom.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
We will be using the website for students to play chess games on-line. The students will be copying the game link and pasting it in the Zoom Chat Box for other students to click on and access the game. Usernames and passwords to will not be used for this class. is an additional resource that can help the student to improve their chess skills. This website provides Chess Puzzles, practice against chess bots, and informative videos which are made by Grand Masters.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(559)
I am a retired public school teacher of 26 years and currently am a Supervisor of Academic Programming for the Central New York Chess organization on Outschool... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
60 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(20)
Completed by 102 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 7-12
1-4 learners per class

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