Critical Reading Strategies (Ongoing - Different Topic Each Week)

Lisa Rohloff
Rising Star
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(327)
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.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
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 Argument
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.
Homework Offered
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.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
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.
Grades Offered
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.
All resources will be posted in the Classroom one week prior. These can include worksheets and links to online pieces that they will read.

Meet the teacher

Rising Star
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(327)
I love working with kids! I have 15 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... 
Group Class


weekly ($15 per class)
2x per week
45 min

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(7)
Completed by 79 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 9-13
3-9 learners per class

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