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.
Tory Anderson
370 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 41 learners

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 12 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Jun 23

Jun 23 - Sep 8 (12 weeks)
11pm - 11:55pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Wed Jul 13

Jul 13 - Sep 28 (12 weeks)
10pm - 10:55pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

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Class Experience

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

About Me

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,... 
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