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Middle School English Language Arts (ELA): Ongoing Style

Class
Genevieve Pollock
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(67)
This comprehensive course strengthens English language arts skills for ages 11, 12 and 13 in reading comprehension, SAT vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and grammar, while exploring basic and creative writing styles.

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 8
Beginner - Advanced Level
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
Aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Students will learn new PSAT vocabulary.
Students will learn and practice reading comprehension skills.
Students will learn to analyze texts for conclusions and inferences, predictions, cause and effect, and other literary techniques or story elements.
Students will learn to answer reading comprehension questions with short essays.
Students will broaden their writing styles with a variety of nonfiction and creative writing prompts.
Students will practice class discussion and collaboration skills.
Students will review and learn grammar, spelling, capitalization and punctuation skills.
Students will learn to incorporate their skills in real-world applications such as editing texts and writing short pieces.
Students will practice standardized test style exercises in reading and English skills.
As the author of the "Emotebook" and a freelance writer for over 20 years, I have relied on language arts skills as the building blocks of a happy career. For three of those years, I also worked full-time as an associate editor, which helped me gain real-world expertise in the nuances of English language arts and experience guiding authors of all levels. I am walking the language arts journey with my three children while homeschooling them, as well as with several other students in various grades. I also bridged the gap between cultures by teaching English as a second language to hundreds of students online. I look forward to helping you strengthen your language arts style!
Homework Offered
All exercises and activities are given and completed in class. However, some learners opt to complete the writing assignment after class. All writing projects that are submitted for review will be given feedback. Additionally, learners can use this weekly class as the basis of a full curriculum (please ask me for workbook recommendations to use as extension exercises for non-class school days; all workbook pages that are turned in through the classroom will receive teacher feedback).
0 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Learners who demonstrate consistent language competence, through their ability to explain aloud or write their thought processes related the various thinking skills, will be invited to level up to my more advanced class. Additionally, parents can request feedback on learner output during class to track progress according to individual learning goals.
Grades Offered
Please keep a pencil and paper available for in-class writing exercises. 
Learners can purchase workbooks with additional extension activities if needed.
Please ask me for a free PDF pretest if you are interested in gauging your learner's fit with this class level before signing up. 

I value your partnership in helping your learner grow. Although I keep the classwork contained within the Outschool classroom for simplicity, you can request a copy of the chatbox responses that your learner gives in class to track progress when it comes to written output. 

Please advise me if you would like to extend or enhance this class by purchasing workbooks with additional activities. 

As always, please contact me if there is a way that I can help your individual learner better connect with the class content. I count on your partnership to help your learner advance and fill in gaps through this class, and will work with you in any way that I can to make this happen.
Learners will not need to use any outside websites or apps. All activities are contained in the zoom classroom, and use the chatbox and annotation tools on a screen-shared presentation for classwork.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(67)
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I combine quality virtual education with uplifting, encouraging interaction to teach classes on language arts, basic and creative writing, emotional awareness and mindfulness, and art.

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Group Class

$18

weekly
1x per week
50 min

Completed by 342 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-14
1-14 learners per class

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