Homeschool Writing Portfolio Part 1: Semester Long Writing Course

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In this semester long writing course, students will build a writing portfolio that will consist of a well-written narrative, expository, persuasive, literature response, and a research paper.

Class Experience

US Grade 5 - 8
The goal of this course is for students to be able to construct a well-written narrative, expository, persuasive, literature response, and a research paper.
Students will use all the steps in the writing process. 
Students will be to write introductions with an engaging hook and a three-point thesis.
Students will be able to construct well-developed paragraphs with clear topic sentences and smooth transitions.
Students will gain an understanding of the importance of reviewing written work for conciseness, clarity, and grammar. 
Students will be able to cite sources.
Students will adhere to the standard conventions and mechanics of English grammar.
I have over nine years of teaching experience in Literature and Composition.
Students will submit final drafts of their typed essay within one week after each unit ends. 

 1 file available upon enrollment
Writing Journal Pen/Pencil
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
The learner is assessed through class participation.
The learner is assessed using a rubric and through written feedback after each essay is submitted.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
GoogleDocs does require the use of a gmail account. Please ensure your learner has an account set up.

Please Note:  You can create a Google Account for your child under 13 (or the applicable age in your country), and manage it using Family Link. With Google Accounts, children get access to Google products like Search, Chrome, and Gmail, and you can set up basic digital ground rules to supervise them.

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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(494)
Does your learner need help with reading comprehension and/or writing skills? Does your learner need ongoing support or the opportunity to review English grammar and conventions?

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Group Class


for 15 classes
1x per week, 15 weeks
45 min

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(29)
Completed by 275 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 10-14
6-17 learners per class

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