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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus ELA & Writing Class (Middle & High)

Elissa Pugh, MA & MEd
Average rating:4.3Number of reviews:(3)
In this four week class, a small group of students will explore Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling. Students will create a literature portfolio that includes short writing assignments, small projects, etc.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Besides over fifteen years of teaching experience, I have specialized training and professional development in inclusivity and sensitivity in teaching.  My background is in Montessori education, and peace education is a major tenet of the Montessori philosophy.  My Montessori 6-9 certification, Montessori 12-18 certification, and Montessori Education Master's all included extensive work in peace education, conflict resolution, and inclusivity training. In addition to my training, I will utilize This Book is Anti Racist as a class resource.  

I am always available to help you with conversations that may arise at home as well.
Homework Offered
Learners will be expected to complete 1-3 hours of work a week outside of class. There will be group activities during class time, but all outside class work will be individual in nature. Reading of the book will take place entirely outside of class.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Learners will need access to the following book:
The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
Please look at reviews and other information about each book, and be sure that you are comfortable with your learner reading these titles.  There is mature language and situations in some of these titles, but they are important reads, and I believe your learner will grow and expand by reading them. Specifically, there is strong language, sexual situations, abuse, and mental illness.

You can support your student with these topics by talking to them as they read, and helping them process anything that is troubling them.  You can also always reach out to me.  Please read the Teacher Expertise section to see how I am qualified and prepared to deal with working through these books with your student and their peers.  In addition to my training, I will utilize This Book is Anti Racist as a class resource.  
Average rating:4.3Number of reviews:(3)

I'm excited to teach English, Language Arts, and Social Studies through Outschool.  I've been teaching in one form or another for over twenty years. I have taught all ages from early childhood to adult in public, private, and higher... 
Group Class


weekly or $100 for 8 classes
2x per week, 4 weeks
45 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 14-18
3-4 learners per class

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