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Earth Friendly Bop | Poetry Workshop

In this one-time writing workshop, students will explore a modern poetic form and how to use it to present positive solutions to some of the world's biggest eco/environmental problems. (No experience necessary.)
Janelle Molony, M.S.L.
81 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 1 learner
  There are no upcoming classes.
50 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

Academic subjects supported: English language, writing composition, public speaking, math/counting, artistic expression, theatre/acting skills, earth science, social sciences, and environmental studies.
The instructor has been teaching English language and writing composition for six years, in addition to working in childrens' and professional theatre. She is a practicing songwriter and award-winning novelist. She holds a Master's in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University, specializing in the promotion of effective teamwork and expansion of human potential. Previous students have successfully published their own works in addition to winning creative writing contests for youth. 		
Students will be provided time to create an original work while in the session, as well as a final opportunity to share their drafts or final works at the end. Students who choose not to read their poems out loud are welcome to post their writing in the classroom discussion board for teacher feedback after class. 

There is no homework outside of class time, though it is possible that slower writers may need extra time after class to finish their composition. Students are always welcome to post their final poem on the class discussion board for teacher or peer feedback if they choose not to present live.

All students will be asked to listen kindly and attentively to the final presentations when it is not their turn.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Please have for the first and every class: lined paper and pencil OR open Google or Word doc to type in as we go. In some cases, the teacher may invite upper-level students to contribute to a shared Google Doc. If necessary, the information will be posted in the classroom. Several attachments are included. These are visual organizers to assist with managing the structure of the poem. They ARE used in class, but don't have to be printed - students can view them on a separate screen if they desire to write with fewer restrictions or visual distractions. For those needing extra support, please print them to be written on. Thank you!
No formal grades are provided on this activity.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
To assist with generating ideas, students will view a brief YouTube video regarding ways to help the environment. This is available for preview by parents at this link:

For background on the creator of this poem, there is a YouTube interview of Affa Michal Weaver at this link:

Class Rules:								
Enrolled Students Only.								
Cameras On (unless the teacher approves a parent’s request).					
Microphones Muted (if there is background noise).						
No Foul, Hurtful or Offensive Language or Gestures Allowed.					
Please contact the teacher in advance if there are any issues that might interfere with reading, writing, speaking or attending to the lesson. We can work together to accommodate the student’s varied learning styles and differences.		
Please bring paper and pen or pencil, or open a Word or Google Doc for the creation of your original work during the lesson. If desired, there will be a downloadable visual organizer to assist with the writing task.


Janelle Molony, M.S.L.
Lives in the United States
Creative writing coach
81 total reviews
177 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I am here to help young writers have fun exploring different forms of written and oral expression. It is a goal of mine to help students write in a more powerful and exciting way. Though I have a background in academic grading and editing... 
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