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Creating and Maintaining a Newsletter

In this ongoing class, students will learn the various aspects of creating a newsletter and writing content.
Lisa Rohloff
302 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 5 learners
30 minutes
per class
Twice per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Next on Wed, Nov 30

Meets Twice per week
We, Tu
7:00 – 7:30 AM
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Class Experience

Students will learn the following
 - How to create a banner that has a title, subtitle, and version.
 - How to write a news article using the inverted pyramid method.
 - How to add links to a newsletter.
 - How to create and use an editing checklist.
 - How to add visuals to a newsletter.
 - How to cite resources used in a newsletter.
 - Newsletter basics like formatting, spacing, font, and color.
 - How to be a credible author and how to find credible sources.
 - How to create and maintain a send-to list.
  - Grammar and spelling.
 - How to write a blog post.
I love working with kids! I have 13 years of teaching experience, and I have taught in both traditional school settings and as a homeschool parent. I am passionate about helping kids at all levels of their reading and writing journey. It's so exciting when I see a student gain confidence as a reader/writer or when I can help a young aspiring writer achieve their dreams.

My writing experience includes writing copy for marketing materials, ghost writing for corporate executives, technical writing, writing newspaper articles, and writing instructions for digital technology applications. Managing a corporate internal newsletter was one of my favorite projects. I created the newsletter design, interviewed and wrote articles about team members, and managed the editing and submission process for all the contributors. As a hobby, I love to write short stories, poetry, and songs. I can't imagine my life without writing.

My education includes a BA in Communications and a Master of Science in Technical and Professional Communication (MSTPC). Because I have completed 2 years of my BA and all of my MS classes online, I am skilled with the various aspects of online learning. I love using what I have learned to help kids become better at reading and writing.
Homework will be student's own newsletter progress.
I will occasionally have handouts for the kids. They will be available in the Classroom a day before class starts. Students will also use Adobe InDesign to make their newsletter.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I will give students regular feedback on their newsletter.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Kids can use Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, Google Docs, PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Apple Pages to create their newsletter.
We will use the AP Style Guide for formatting. Students do not need to have their own copy. I have a copy that we can use. Occasionally, I'll have slides or worksheets to help explain applicable AP formatting to their newsletter.
We will also be using one (your choice) of the following word processing tools:
Adobe InDesign 
Microsoft Word
Microsoft PowerPoint
Google Docs
Google Slides
Apple Pages
**Please note that students only need one of the word processing tools listed above. 


Lisa Rohloff
Lives in the United States
Teacher and Writer
302 total reviews
314 completed classes

About Me

I love working with kids! I have 14 years of teaching experience and have taught in traditional school settings, online, and as a homeschool parent. I'm passionate about helping kids at all levels of their reading and writing journeys. I feel... 
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