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Freestyle Reading Curriculum for Grades 3-5: Bring Your Own Books

In this small, ongoing learn-to-read class, students in grades 4-6 bring their OWN books to class as they learn reading and comprehension strategies.
Kim Musolff
177 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 7 learners
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

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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Next on Tue, Oct 11

Meets Once per week
2:45 – 3:30 PM
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Class Experience

Students in this class learn:
-To appreciate literature
-Reading & comprehension strategies
-How to apply reading strategies to what they are reading
-How to choose books 
I am a Colorado-certified K-6 teacher.  I have been teaching students in a variety of settings for over 20 years, including public schools, homeschool settings, and other private educational environments.  
Students will be required to read at least 2 hours each week outside of class.  This can be divided into 30 minutes over 4 days or all 2 hours in one day.  They will also be required to keep track of their reading challenges as long as they are enrolled in the class.  Additionally, students will have different assignments, depending on the topic for the week.  These may include things like, finding a silly word from your book, or watching a read-aloud video in the Classroom.  Homework is always meaningful and linked to the topic we are discussing for the week.  
Students will need their own books for this class. They DO NOT need to purchase the books. Library books are fine. Upon enrollment, I will supply a list of recommended, age-appropriate books, as well as a Reading Challenge list that students can use as references. Students will also need a notebook to keep their personal book list, as well as write down words and phrases they read. Post-it sticky notes are also helpful for students to mark pages in their books as they are reading.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Through discussion, reading texts in class, I am constantly monitoring student progress.  I can provide a written evaluation of the student's progress upon request.  
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Although students have choices with the books they read, it is ultimately up to the parent to preview the material and make sure it is appropriate for their child. 


Kim Musolff
Lives in the United States
MindSpark Learning Founder & Teacher
177 total reviews
140 completed classes

About Me

Hi! I'm a Colorado-certified elementary teacher and a veteran homeschool parent of 4 children.  For over 20 years, I've taught hundreds of children in grades PreK-8 in a variety of settings.  In 2016 I founded and ran a microschool for 3 years,... 
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