Critical Reading and Writing: Joy in Thought and Expression
In this twelve-week critical reading/writing course students will increase their ability to find joyful meaning in reading and satisfying self-expression through writing.
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Completed by 41 learners
Once per week
over 12 weeks
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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Students will increase their confidence in finding meaning in what they read. The class focuses on becoming more observant readers. Through discussion, reading exercises, and comprehension games students will better see how what appears to be a simple story actually mimics the colorful complexity of life. Through the guided writing assignments students will strengthen their expressive writing muscles and become more confident communicators. In the first six weeks of the class students will...
Students will increase the reading skills by learning how to find the meaning below the storyline. Students will increase their verbal confidence by sharing their ideas and observations each class Students will gain confidence in their ability to express themselves clearly through the written word.
Students will complete reading and writing assignments outside of class in preparation for class discussions. The time these assignments take will vary by student, but on the average the student may expect to spend about 1.5 hours a week.
A copy of Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will receive encouragement and feedback during class.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Each student will need a copy of the book Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt. This book can usually be found in a library, or you can purchase a copy on Amazon.com for about $7.00 (paperback or e-book).
Tory AndersonM.A -English, English Teacher, Published Author, Dad and Homeschooler of Eight
370 total reviews
505 completed classes
Receiving a master’s degree in English from BYU with an emphasis in creative writing was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with all things creative: novels, plays, movies, painting, music, dance, origami, cosplay, juggling, computer games,...