Evidence-Based Writing: Love, Stargirl

In this course, students will learn and practice how to respond to a text using evidence to support their answers.
Ms. Sarah
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25 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 5 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will improve their ability to write short answer responses and supporting paragraphs using textual evidence.
I am a certified ELA teacher and taught in the classroom for three years. Beyond ELA specifically, I have over 10 years teaching experience in and outside of the classroom from preschool to high school age. I also have a TESOL certificate, a B.S. in Psychology and an M.A. in Intercultural Studies.
Students will be given a reading assignment and it should be completed in preparation for class time. In addition to this, if we are unable to complete the finished paragraph in class, students will be encouraged to finish writing it on their own and we will review/share in the following class. 
Please make sure you have the novels we will be reading, notebook paper, and a writing utensil.
Learner will be informally assessed in the classroom via participation. If students would like to upload their work on the Outschool platform for me to review more thoroughly, I am happy to do so.
25 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
I encourage parents to familarize themselves with "Stargirl" and "Love, Stargirl".

"Love, Stargirl": 

Language: A few exclamations of Diety. Crap or crappy is used often. And a few mild insults like when Alvina says her little brother is a “pimple on my butt.”

Violence: A boy kicks and moons his sister. A girl, who is often angry, says that she wants to “kill all the boys” and “mow them down.” She also screams at her brother and says “I’ll kill you.” A bowling trophy is broken and Alvina’s hand is sliced

Sexual Content: A mention of “hanky-panky.” There’s a joke made about a boy who went to “booty camp.” A girl gives a boy a long kiss while several other girls are watching. The boy is said to have a “harem.” Stargirl thinks a good deal about kissing a boy. She finally gets kissed by the boy. Mention is made of a rat getting pregnant in a boy’s shirt pocket and that the pocket must have been very fertile.

Adult Themes: A woman is agoraphobic and won’t come out of her house. A man lost his wife and spends everyday sitting by her grave in the cemetery.
The novel "Love, Stargirl" will be needed to complete the class. Students will need to read assigned pages prior to class. Students should have notebook paper and a writing utensil for class.


Ms. Sarah
Lives in the United States
Small Classes; Certified ELA Teacher
32 total reviews
70 completed classes

About Me

Hi! My name is Ms. Sarah. 

I am a certified ELA teacher who formerly taught in the public school system. I'm also a homeschool mom.

I enjoy teaching small classes, usually between 5-7 students, where I have an opportunity to check in with each... 
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