Log In

Essentials of Writing: Opinion and Argumentative Writing!

Savannah Gilmore
Average rating:
Number of reviews:
This is a 5-week class where your student will learn how to write 3 main types of essays. This is beneficial for any student and I try to make the process fun! Grades are given for those who wish to have them.

Class Experience

US Grade 7 - 10
Beginner - Intermediate Level
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
Aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
5 lessons//5 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Sentences and Punctuation Review
We will cover building better sentences, correcting punctuation and capitalization errors, and work on Narrative Essay layout and thesis practice. Students write Narrative Essay this week.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Intro to Essays
We will cover types of essays, the proper layout of an essay, thesis statements, outlines, organization, and more. Students will work on thesis statements at home and submit them.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Sources, Citations, Opinion Writing
We will cover(in-text citations, works cited pages, topic sentences, thesis statements, and Opinion Essay layout. Students write Opinion Essay this week.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Argumentative Writing and Citation Review
We will practice citations, works cited pages, thesis and topic sentences, and Argumentative (Persuasive) Essay layout. We will also work on summarizing and paraphrasing information from resources. Students will write a Persuasive Essay this week with outline.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Final Review
We will have discussion on mistakes made, their struggles, and review on what's needed through a fun review game.
  • Students will leave class knowing how to construct a solid essay in all three main forms: Narrative, Argumentative, and Opinion.
I have taught for many years and I am certified in various subjects, but have been certified in English for 8 years. I have taught in the classroom and in the largest Charter in the US. I have worked with students for many years on their English and grammar skills and I still see students who struggle. When students leave me, most have a solid grasp on the topic I have covered. I like making learning fun and interactive. 
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: as needed
Details: Weekly work will vary each week depending on the syllabus topic. Most weeks will include a mandatory writing assignment and optional practice on topics we cover that are available in their Google folder.
Letter Grade
Frequency: available upon request
Details: Grades will be provided via request but require students to submit weekly work to be graded and then averaged at the end for an overall grade. Please let me know the week you enter class if you wish to have a grade, and I will keep track of progress throughout the class.
Certificate of Completion
Frequency: available upon request
Details: I will offer a certificate of completion for this class if requested. Once class ends, send me a message to receive this.
They just need to be prepared to use Google Docs. This makes it easier for me to give my feedback. 
Joined March, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Oklahoma Teaching Certificate in English/Language Arts
Master's Degree in Education from Kaplan University
Bachelor's Degree from Ashford University
My name is Savannah. I am married to a wonderful guy, and recently became a new mom to a beautiful little girl. I enjoy family and friends, and I love to travel. I have traveled to over 20 countries and love experiencing the world. 

First off, I... 
Group Class


for 5 classes
1x per week, 5 weeks
45 min

Completed by 313 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-17
5-18 learners per class

SafetyPrivacyCA PrivacyLearner PrivacyTerms
Outschool International
Get The App
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
© 2024 Outschool