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Master High School Essay Writing

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Daysha Rae, M.Ed
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In this self-paced course, learners will dive into the process of writing an argument essay, a literary analysis, and an expository essay, using topics that are of interest to them. Writing should be FUN!

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US Grade 9 - 12
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
14 lessons//14 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Introduction to Formal Essay Writing
This lesson covers what formal essay writing is and isn’t, along with the steps to the essay writing process.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Writing a Solid Thesis Statement and Topic Sentences
After choosing a topic, the first step of the writing process is building the perfect thesis statement.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
MLA Crash Course
Most people who write essays don’t understand that there is a specific, universal way of citing evidence and formatting essays. This is called MLA, and this crash course is a guide through the process of properly citing and formatting an essay.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Introduction to the Expository Essay
This lesson describes what expository writing is, what types of topics one can write about, and a demonstration of how to set up the notes document.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
The Essay Research Process
This lesson explains, in detail, the research process and how to use the notes document created in lesson 4.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Writing the Body Paragraphs
This lesson is designed to show how the notes document connects with the actual writing process. I will be demonstrating how to take your research and build those body paragraphs, using an outline as a guide.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Developing Powerful Introductions and Conclusions
Being able to write a strong introduction, which starts with an effective attention-getter, is crucial if one wants their essay to stand out! In this lesson, you will be shown several attention-getter styles, examples, and how to build not only the rest of the introduction but the conclusion as well.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Compiling a Works Cited Page and the Editing Process
Just citing your sources in your essay is not enough, just as doing just a Works Cited page isn’t sufficient. You must have both, and they work together, providing your reader a place to look through your sources if they want to learn more! Paying attention to the finer details of the Works Cited page is crucial.
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Introduction to the Literary Analysis Essay
This lesson introduces the literary analysis essay and the different options of things one can analyze in a poem or short story to help build the essay. Literary analysis essays are super fun to write!
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Writing the Literary Analysis
This lesson is a guide through the steps of the literary analysis essay outline and how to build the essay from start to finish!
 Week 11
Lesson 11
Introduction to the Argument Essay and Research Process
In this lesson, the terms claim, counterclaim, and refutation will be explained, all crucial parts to a strong argument essay. This lesson also explains, in detail, the research process and how to use the notes document to find information to support the claims and counterclaims for the essay.
 Week 12
Lesson 12
Writing the Claim and Counterclaim Paragraphs
This lesson goes through the difference between a claim and counterclaim paragraph and how each is constructed, using the research notes and effective sentence starters.
 Week 13
Lesson 13
The Argument Essay Introductions and Conclusions
Being able to write a strong introduction, which starts with an effective attention-getter, is crucial if one wants their essay to stand out! This lesson will review several attention-getter styles, examples, and how to build not only the rest of the introduction, but the conclusion as well.
 Week 14
Lesson 14
The Argument Essay Editing Process and Works Cited Page
This lesson reviews tips for editing as well as one more look at how to build the Works Cited page.
  • Learners will learn the process of writing and write three essays at a high school level, following MLA formatting.
I am a veteran high school English teacher (20 years experience) with a master's in Education.  One of the most exciting parts of teaching for me is helping learners better their writing skills and guiding learners through the writing and research processes.
Homework Offered
Learners will be working on their essays outside of class, but I will be there to help with ideas, editing, feedback, and more.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Learners will be assessed often using both verbal feedback and written feedback (generally in the form of rubrics). If you need a formal grade for this course, please let me know, and I will provide a detailed report card for you!
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Learners will be provided handouts for class in addition to the videos uploaded.  Please have access to Google Docs (preferred) or Microsoft Word.
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Master's Degree in Education
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My goal is to guide learners through the enriching world of writing, the practicality of important adulting life skills, and the everyday relevance of consumer math and personal finance. Setting learners up for... 
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