English

Daily Writing Workshop for Young Writers - Opinion Writing

In this two week class, students will work on writing an opinion essay which includes an opinion statement, reasons that support this opinion, and revising and editing their writing.
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Class

55 minutes

per class

4x per week

over 2 weeks

8-10

year olds

3-9

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

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Description

Class Experience

Students will be able to 
--Brainstorm ideas for writing a paragraph or essay.
--Make a plan for writing 
--Write a first draft of the paragraph or essay
--Revise the first draft, focusing on word choice and sentence variety
--Add details or combine sentences based on feedback from teacher and peers
--Edit writing for spelling, grammar and mechanics.
--Complete a final draft of the paragraph or essay and share (if comfortable) with class, teacher, and family

LEARNER EXPECTATIONS:
Please refer to the Learner Safety and Privacy: For Parents https://support.outschool.com/en/articles/579976-learner-safety-and-privacy-for-parents

Learners are expected to be able to participate and to come to class prepared. I offer limited support for each student to help them get started, or to talk through the writing process with them.   If your learner has difficulty participating due to behavioral or developmental challenges, please be prepared to sit near your learner to facilitate his/her learning.  ALL learners are welcome in my class.  Some learners may not write as much as others, but that is just fine.  The point of my classes is to improve on what a learner already knows how to do, and to expand their knowledge.  

CLASS BEHAVIOR/EXPECTATIONS AND MUTING AUDIO OR VIDEO POLICY:
When a behavior issue arises in class, the learner will be reminded of the class expectations and re-directed.  If the behavior continues, I may mute your child, or turn off video to ensure that I provide the optimum learning experience for the other learners (I will always inform your child of my actions in the chat so as not to involve other students).  Your child will still be able to access my audio and classroom presentation.  

Very rarely, a learner behaves in a way that requires them to be removed from class (inappropriate behavior/language/images).  In this case, no refunds or transfers will be given, and I will message you about the situation after class.  

Occasionally, I may need to mute your child due to background noise  I will let the child know if that occurs, and let them know that they need to raise their hand to speak.  You may also need to mute your child at some point due to background noise, or other reasons.  Please feel free to do this at your discretion.  Your child will still be able to hear the class interactions.
I have taught writing for 23 years.  I am very enthusiastic about writing, and I want students to feel that they can be confident when they begin to write. 
None will be assigned, but students may want to continue their writing at home.  
Students will need a writing journal for this class.  
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will self-evaluate as the class progresses.
3 hours 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
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Teacher

Deborah Goff
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
A Passion for Reading, Writing, and Language Arts
83 total reviews
77 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  I'm Deborah, a 24 year veteran teacher with a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and certification as a Reading Specialist K-12.  I have taught English Language Arts and Reading in grades K-5 and middle school, including lessons for... 
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