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Essay Writing for Middle School

Amanda MacLean
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(25)
This class shows students how to be skilled writers by introducing the six traits of writing: ideas, voice, word choice, organization, sentence fluency, and conventions.

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 8
Beginner - Advanced Level
Students will learn how to write effective essays by studying the six traits of writing: Ideas, Organization, Sentence Fluency, Word Choice, Voice, and Conventions. The focus will be on argumentative or persuasive essay writing and informational essay writing.
Homework Offered
Students will complete a 4-5 paragraph essay which they will work on in stages over the 7 weeks they spend in class.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Students will receive feedback on their essays throughout the course.
Grades Offered
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will be asked to do research on their own to write their papers. Please guide your young person as they navigate through the internet, being mindful of sensitive topics they may run into as they use search engines and follow links in their search for information.
The following website gives a good overview of the Six Traits of Writing: https://educationnorthwest.org/traits
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(25)
I am passionate about writing, good communication, and helping people learn. English was my best and favorite subject in school, but it wasn't until college that I really began to fall crazy in love with the language arts. Words of authors came... 
Group Class


1x per week
40 min

Completed by 32 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-13
2-8 learners per class

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