Fable Fun in the Sun/Phonics, Reading and Writing Class -Level 1

This summer ELA class is designed to be a fun diversion from the regular leveled language arts classes while reading fables or short stories and developing writing skills to keep your learner actively engaged during the summer.
177 total reviews for this teacher
New class

45 minutes

per class

Twice per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does anOngoingcourse 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

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Tue Jun 7

Meets Twice per week
Tu, Th
1:30pm - 2:15pm

Next on Tue Jun 7

Meets Twice per week
Tu, Th
6:45pm - 7:30pm

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Class Experience

Students will review first grade skills.
Students will remain actively engaged in language arts activities over the summer.
I am a retired elementary teacher with experience in public, private and homeschool settings which included work with deaf and special needs children.  I love to see children develop a love for reading and be able to relate what they read to everyday experiences.  
Parents can reread the passages we read in class to allow students practice to improve reading fluency and expression.
Students should bring pencil, paper, wipe-off board/marker, colored pencils or crayons, reading passage and comprehension questions for the story of the week. Reading passages can be found at https://www.k5learning.com/reading-comprehension-worksheets/first-grade-1/stories-kids-fables. You can find many more free, printable worksheets to practice and improve reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing skills at k5learning.com (See Parental Guidance Statement )
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parental Guidance Statement:
The reading passages come from k5learning resources.  These passages need to be downloading free of charge directly from the website.  There is no membership fee and a vast supply of supplemental learning materials available to teachers and parents alike.  I have written permission to use the materials in  this online class, but I am unable to send you PDF files of stories due to copywrite laws.  Here is the link to use for the Level 1 classes...
1.  Go to the link
2.  Select the passage for the week
3.  Print the passage and the comprehension questions
4.  You do NOT need to print the answer sheet. IF you choose to print it for your benefit, please do not let your child have access to it. 
We will use the passage the first class of each week.  They will need a paper copy of the passage in order to do some of the activities in class.  These activities may include finding and marking target words, punctuation marks, answers to comprehension questions, etc. 
These free stories/comprehension pages should be printed by the parent for the students to use during and after class.


Colleen Barrick
Lives in the United States
Retired elementary teacher with experience in classroom, homeshool and online platform
177 total reviews
162 completed classes

About Me

 I am Teacher Colleen and am a retired teacher with Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Deaf Education.  I was certified to teach in the states of Ohio and Florida. During my 40 years in education I had the opportunity to teach in public... 
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