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English Language Arts (ELA): Ongoing Style

This ongoing course will strengthen English language arts skills for ages 11, 12 and 13 in reading comprehension, PSAT vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and grammar, while exploring basic and creative writing styles.
Genevieve Pollock
27 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 87 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does an "Ongoing" 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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Available Times

πŸ”₯ This class is in high demand! 2 of 5 classes have sold out.

Next on Sat, Oct 1

Meets Once per week
7:00 – 7:50 AM
Only 3 spots remaining

Next on Thu, Oct 6

Meets Once per week
9:00 – 9:50 AM
Only one spot remaining

Next on Fri, Oct 7

Meets Once per week
11:00 – 11:50 AM
5 learners enrolled
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Class Experience

Students will learn new PSAT vocabulary.
Students will learn and practice reading comprehension skills.
Students will learn to analyze texts for conclusions and inferences, predictions, cause and effect, and other literary techniques or story elements.
Students will learn to answer reading comprehension questions with short essays.
Students will broaden their writing styles with a variety of nonfiction and creative writing prompts.
Students will practice class discussion and collaboration skills.
Students will review and learn grammar, spelling, capitalization and punctuation skills.
Students will learn to incorporate their skills in real-world applications such as editing texts and writing short pieces.
Students will practice standardized test style exercises in reading and English skills.
As the newly published author of the "Emotebook" and a freelance writer for over 20 years, I have relied on language arts skills as the building blocks of a happy career. For three of those years, I also worked full-time as an associate editor, which helped me gain real-world expertise in the nuances of English language arts. I am walking the language arts journey with my three children while homeschooling them, as well as with several other students in various grades. I also bridged the gap between cultures by teaching English as a second language to hundreds of students online. I look forward to helping you strengthen your language arts style!
All exercises and activities are given and completed in class. However, some learners opt to complete the writing assignment after class. All writing projects that are submitted for review will be given feedback.

Additionally, learners can use this weekly class as the basis of a full curriculum (please ask me for workbook recommendations to use as extension exercises for non-class school days; all workbook pages that are turned in through the classroom will receive teacher feedback).
Please keep a pencil and paper available for in-class writing exercises. Learners can purchase workbooks with additional extension activities if needed.
50 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
Please ask me for a free PDF pretest if you are interested in gauging your learner's fit with this class level before signing up. 

Please advise me if you would like to extend or enhance this class by purchasing workbooks with additional activities. 

As always, please contact me if there is a way that I can help your individual learner better connect with the class content.
Learners will not need to use any outside websites or apps. All activities are contained in the zoom classroom, and use the chatbox and annotation tools for classwork.


Genevieve Pollock
Lives in the United States
Connect First, See What Happens
27 total reviews
50 completed classes

About Me

Thank you for visiting my profile! I teach classes on language arts, basic and creative writing, emotional awareness and mindfulness, and art.

I am the mother and homeschool teacher of three children, and an Outschool parent. I have taught...Β 
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