Log In

Express Yourself #3: Themed Topics, Classic Poetry & Social-Emotional Reflection

Alaina Bell Gao
Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(403)
Encourage your learner's creativity (art or poetry project), self-expression, and social-emotional skills as they build up their reading comprehension and knowledge of classic poets like Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost in a relaxed class!

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
Students will . . .
(As outlined in the Ontario Curriculum)


1.6 extend understanding of texts by connecting the ideas in them to their own knowledge and experience, to other familiar texts, and to the world around them 


2.2 establish a distinctive voice in their writing appropriate to the subject and audience (e.g., use punctuation, dialogue, and vivid language to create a particular mood or tone) 

2.3 use some vivid and/or figurative language and innovative expressions to enhance interest (e.g., strong verbs; concrete, specific nouns; unusual adjectives; unexpected word order) 

3.7 use a range of appropriate elements of effective presentation in the finished product, including print, script, different fonts, graphics, and layout 
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Since the major focus of this class is social-emotional skills, my feedback will be entirely positive with no spelling, grammar, or stylistic corrections. Yet, this type of class helps students learn to enjoy the creative process, which often leads to an increase in writing and overall improvement. Furthermore, I give suggestions as to how to begin, develop, and expand each work. I also draw attention to their stylistic choices as a poet and/or artist.
Grades Offered
Learners should have paper, pencils/pens, markers, etc. on hand for each class or be able to open a word processor, etc. on their computer/device during the class to work on their composition.
The topics in the class will vary depending on the learners in the class and what they bring up, and sensitive subjects may arise.
Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(403)
Hi! My name is Alaina Bell Gao, and I am an experienced Canadian English teacher with 15+ years of professional teaching experience. As a dedicated, creative, gentle, and patient neurodivergent teacher, many neurodiverse learners thrive in my... 
Group Class


1x per week
50 min

Completed by 55 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-13
2-6 learners per class

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