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English 1: Intro to Literature & Composition Sem A - FLEX

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Angelia Derrick (she/her)
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In this 16-week ELA flexible class, students will analyze fiction(To Kill a Mockingbird), memoir(I Am Malala or A Long Way Gone), & poetry(The Crossover/novel-in-verse); write poetry and essays; and grammar with Moving Beyond the Page(MBTP)

Class experience

US Grade 9
I studied literature throughout my bachelor's program as part of the creative writing emphasis. I have been teaching middle and high school level students for several years how to analyze texts (movies and books) as well as writing essays. 
Published writer in nonfiction (articles and books) and fiction (short stories, novellas, and novels).
Writing young adult fantasy and space opera under the pen name Angelia Almos. 
Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts: Creative Writing
Certificates from Institute of Children's Literature
Certificates from Institute for Writers
Homework Offered
Students will need to read and study the texts, do the weekly activity pages, do short written responses outside of class, and research and write papers/essays.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Your Final Grade will be determined from your homework grades, essay grades, project grades, and test grades. Projects and essays grading rubrics will be provided with the assignment. Assignments, papers, projects, and tests all need to be turned in by the final date of the class to receive a grade.
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
Students will need a word processor to write paper assignments, a journal/notebook/google doc is recommended for journaling thoughts and extra/non-workbook assignments, a printer to print up the workbook pages or pdf editor to do them on their computer, and a cell phone with a camera/scanner turn in PDF activity pages. Families will need to purchase the Moving Beyond the Page student workbook pages to download. Direct links to purchase the student workbook pages will be provided after enrollment. MBTP Workbook Pages Semester A - $24.95 MBTP Workbook Pages Semester B - $19.96 The following texts/books will be used throughout the class. Families may purchase (print, ebook, or audio) or borrow from their local library. Prices listed below were found on Amazon. Semester A: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. $7.19. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) film. Rent/stream/borrow - $0-3.99. The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need by Susan Thurman. $9.79. The Only Grammar & Style Workbook You'll Ever Need by Susan Thurman. $8.19. 100 Best-Loved Poems (Dover Thrift Edition) by Philip Smith. $3.99. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander. $8.99. I Am Malala (Young Reader's Edition) by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick. $7.31. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah. $6.73 Students will need to rent/stream/borrow To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). Some additional art supplies such as glue, markers/crayons/colored pencil, paper, etc. will be needed for certain assignments.
Students will research some topics online, read articles on websites, and occasional watch an informational YouTube video to complete homework assignments. The following Moving Beyond the Page Resource List will be provided to learners to help them complete homework assignments and projects - https://www.movingbeyondthepage.com/online/content/resource-list.aspx

Students will read and discuss in a matter-of-fact way the following texts which tackle some sensitive topics. Some of the topics tackled will be racism, segregation, child slavery, rape, war, murder, suicide, and violence. The books tell stories that include these elements and the students will discuss these issues in a matter-of-fact way in context to when/where it happened or is depicted as happening. It is important for learners to know that these issues exist even if they don't have a personal connection to one or any of the topics. These books are taught to high school/secondary school aged children all over the world and are considered to be age appropriate with the knowledge of the sensitive issues that will be covered. 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beach
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick
This class uses the Moving Beyond the Page Ages 12-14 (8th/9th US) and High School 1 (9th/10th US) Language Arts curriculum. Please note that we do not do The Lord of the Flies unit in this class, I have replaced it with the To Kill a Mockingbird unit from the previous year. We will be utilizing a google classroom to organize homework assignments. 
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NOTE: If you were looking at one of my flexible schedule classes and they are suddenly gone, yes, I still have them, and I am currently figuring out which classes will be able to go into the new self-paced designation that... 
Flex Class

$24

weekly or $384 for 16 weeks
16 weeks

Completed by 12 learners
No live video meetings
Ages: 14-15

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