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Focus on the Text: Grades 6-8 Reading Comprehension

An ongoing class dedicated to building reading comprehension skills and confidence for grades 6-8 students
Mark Slack, MA
8 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course 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

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Students will increase their reading comprehension skills in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and speeches weekly by engaging with a different piece of grade-level writing on a weekly basis. 
I have taught English Language Arts and ESL at the middle and high school levels for nearly 13 years. I hold a BA in English Language and Literature and an MA in ESL with a focus on theoretical and applied linguistics.  Prior to my full-time work with students online I served as an instructional coach, reading interventionist, Friday School principal, and Secondary English Specialist for a large school district. I hold an active teaching license as well as a K-12 principal license. My focus areas of expertise are English Language Arts (reading, writing, speaking), American and Historical Literature, Common Core standards, ESL, Social and Emotional Learning,  Project-Based Learning and Evidence-Based Instruction.  
Pencil or Pen and paper Willingness to struggle with complicated texts
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Each class will feature a new short piece of writing with which students will be required to read focused excerpts and will be guided toward discovery in reading middle school level texts from various genres


Mark Slack, MA
Lives in the United States
Unique Classes for Unique Minds
8 total reviews
20 completed classes

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