Middle School English Language Arts (ELA) Thinking Skills: Inference

Genevieve Pollock
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(58)
This flexible schedule course will strengthen ELA thinking skills for ages 11, 12 and 13 in reading comprehension (inferences), PSAT vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and grammar, while practicing essays and creative writing.

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 9
Beginner - Advanced Level
Students will engage in a 5-week well-rounded, variable-exercise course to strengthen ELA thinking skills.
Students will learn new PSAT vocabulary.
Students will learn and practice reading comprehension skills focused on, but not limited to, making inferences.
Students will learn to analyze texts for conclusions and inferences, 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 various nonfiction and creative writing prompts.
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. My masters degree in psychology gives me a special expertise on building deeper thinking skills and the whole-brain connections that underlie language usage. 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 thinking skills!
Homework Offered
Approximately one page* of homework will be assigned daily from Monday through Thursday. Each day, learners will be given a downloadable PDF page to print, complete, and send back to the teacher. Friday's homework will be dedicated to revising assignments according to teacher feedback as needed. * Wednesday writing assignments may exceed one page, depending on the individual learner's goals and needs.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
All assignments that are turned in will receive teacher feedback and coaching to help learners advance to the next level of reading, writing and language usage.
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
Please keep a pencil and paper available for writing exercises. Please download PDF files from the classroom when provided.
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. 

As always, please contact me if there is a way that I can help your individual learner better connect with the class content.
Learners will not need to use any outside websites or apps. Learners will receive a daily video and a PDF assignment to download from the classroom, complete, and return back to the teacher. 

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(58)
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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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Flex Class


weekly or $50 for 5 weeks
5 weeks

Completed by 9 learners
No live video meetings
Ages 11-15

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