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ELA, Nonfiction: Critical Reading, Discussion, Writing, and Mini-Research (11 - 13)

English Language Arts: Spring, Summer, and Fall Semester: This supplemental, interactive, and guided reading comprehension class is an ongoing course that will boost real-world literacy. In-class opportunities include Internet searches, discussions, multiple-choice questions, and short literary written responses.
Marisa Hammond Olivares (GT, ELA, ESL, ELL, SPED)
149 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 59 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

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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Class Experience

My goal is to create a connection between prior knowledge, new knowledge, literary text, and the real world. Aside from improving reading comprehension, developing analytical skills, and encouraging higher-order thinking, I want my students to be confident with their interpretations and responses. 
Students may have some light reading and writing outside of the classroom.
Be sure to read the course schedule on the main description. Part 2 contains more research and writing; this may require more work outside of class.
~ Pencil and paper. ~ A traditional composition book. *Gel pens, skinny markers, highlighters, and sticky notes are a great option for the more creative note taker.
Informal & Formative assessments are a natural part of my teaching style. Feedback will be provided to the students that submit their literary responses and research within a week of assignment dates.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Marisa Hammond Olivares (GT, ELA, ESL, ELL, SPED)
Lives in the United States
Certified ELA Teacher; Master juggler of diversity, empathy & metaphors
149 total reviews
167 completed classes

About Me

My English courses are centered around thought-provoking critical reading skills, effective writing, and verbalizing one's interpretation of a literary text. I believe in living, laughing, and learning. With this said, my learning goals are for my...Β 
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