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Social Studies

Fight Fake News: Kids Can Report

In this 8-week class, learners will learn the five key elements of a news report. Each learner will create a collection of their news reports written through this class and report them in their virtual newsroom.
Dr. Lorette Weldon
35 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
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$24 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 8 weeks
55 minutes per class

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Class Experience

For over twenty years, I have been working as a librarian teaching literacy classes to students from elementary school to college. For six years, I was a librarian for Prince George’s County Memorial Library System covering the Reference and Children’s sections. For over 10 years, I have been an adjunct full professor at the University of Maryland Global Campus teaching research paper writing and data analysis. For six years, I was teaching Developmental Reading to college freshmen at Prince George’s Community College. For two years, I was a library media specialist at Prince George’s County Public School System teaching narrative text by using the Dork Diaries book series.

Writing experience can be seen at

See article on this class about Dr. Weldon's teaching style at Weldon, L. S. J. (2020). "Keyboard Club: Motivating Students to Become QWERTY Literate. Computers in Libraries", 40(1), 32-36. Retrieved from
A one-page handout will be provided on the first day of class.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Parents will need to create a KDP account in order for learners to publish writing portfolios of their work created from this class.


Dr. Lorette Weldon
Lives in the United States
Independent Library Media Specialist
35 total reviews
41 completed classes

About Me

I am a veteran educator with the following degrees: a doctorate in Education Leadership; a  Master's in Library and Information Science; a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management; a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and... 
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