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Mastering the Five Paragraph Essay: Middle School Writing Part I

Teacher Jade's Writing Academy
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Learners will learn how to effectively write four five-paragraph essays: Definition, Compare and Contrast, Persuasive, and Analysis. Learners will receive feedback on all submitted work.

Class Experience

US Grade 6 - 9
Beginner - Intermediate Level
4 lessons//4 Weeks
ย Week 1
Lesson 1
Definition Essay and Essay Structure
This lesson is about how to structure a five-paragraph essay and the first essay is assigned.
ย Week 2
Lesson 2
Compare/Contrast Essay and Outline
This lesson is about using graphic organizers and an outline to develop an essay.
ย Week 3
Lesson 3
Persuasive Essay and the Four-Square Method
This lesson is about using logos, pathos, and ethos to persuade readers.
ย Week 4
Lesson 4
Analysis Essay and Literary Devices
This lesson is about using literary devices to write a literary analysis essay.
This class is taught in English.
  • Students will learn how to structure four essays. Students will understand how to develop a thesis statement. Students will learn how to implement outlines and graphic organizers to assist with their writing process. Student will practice structuring paragraphs (topic sentence, main idea, and thesis statements). Student will select a word or phrase to define. Student will include their outline (point-by-point or subject-by-subject). Student will learn the persuasive elements: pathos, ethos, logos. Student will select a piece of literature to analyze.
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I started my path to teaching in college when I volunteered with AmeriCorps.  I went on to teach in traditional public schools after I completed my M.Ed and received my teaching license, but I quickly learned the school environment was not the ideal setting for myself or my child.  That is when I transitioned to homeschooling and teaching online.  I have been teaching writing course for fifteen years.  My primary objective in each class is to help the learners feel comfortable and gain confidence in their writing.
Homework Offered
Learners will have weekly essay writing assignments.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
All submitted work will receive feedback both in-text and on a rubric.
Grades Offered
Learners should have experience basic essay formatting (introduction, body paragraphs, conclusion). For beginners, please check out: https://outschool.com/classes/essay-writing-hamburger-paragraph-and-the-five-paragraph-essay-9FocrLgh?usid=
ย 4 files available upon enrollment
Learners may need lined writing paper, pencil/pen, and/or erasers for note taking. However, PPTs will be posted after class so taking notes is optional. Essays must be submitted as: .doc, .docx, .rtf., .txt, .pdf, or as a GoogleDoc. If none of these options are available, the essay can be typed and directly submitted in the chat box.
Parents, please make sure youโ€™re checking the classroom and the teacher tab to ensure that your children are submitting their work. Work that isnโ€™t submitted cannot receive feedback and work that isnโ€™t turned in by the due dates will not receive feedback.
Joined November, 2017
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in History
(Teacher) Jade W. | M.Ed. & Licensed Instructor
Master's Degree in Education
(Teacher) Jade W. | M.Ed. & Licensed Instructor
Illinois Teaching Certificate - Elementary Education
Saarah Naโ€™Allah
Welcome to Teacher Jadeโ€™s Writing Academy, where we ignite the love for writing in young minds! Our formal essay writing and creative writing courses are tailor-made for youth ages 8-18, delivered by exceptional teachers fueled by a genuine...ย 
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weekly or $96 for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
40 min

Completed by 3955 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-15
3-11 learners per class

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