Critical Reading Strategies (Ongoing - New Topic Each Week)

In this ongoing class we will explore a different critical reading strategy each week, such as outlining, synthesizing, summarizing, paraphrasing, judging a writer's credibility, and more.
Lisa Rohloff
263 total reviews for this teacher
7 reviews for this class
Completed by 77 learners

45 minutes

per class

Twice per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does an β€œOngoing” 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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Thu May 26

Meets Twice per week
Th, Mo
9pm - 9:45pm
5 learners enrolled

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn to use several valuable strategies for deeper reading comprehension. 

These strategies include:
Previewing (using codes, annotating, and skimming headers and topic sentences)
Questioning for deeper understanding
Understanding Figurative Language
Evaluating the Logic of an Arguement
Judging a Writer's Credibility
I love working with kids! I have 14 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.
There will be weekly writing assignments. The length of the assignments will vary, but students should be able to complete them in less than 2 hours. 
All materials will be posted in the classroom one week prior to the start of the lesson. This will include worksheets and links to online resources.
I will send feedback after each assignment the student turns in. The feedback will include what they did well and any suggestions I have for improvement. When the course is completed, I will send a written assessment of how the student did in the course.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
All resources will be posted in the Classroom one week prior. These can include worksheets and links to online pieces that they will read.


Lisa Rohloff
Lives in the United States
Teacher and Writer
263 total reviews
277 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...Β 
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