Middle School English Language Arts: Reading Fiction & Essay Writing (Semester)
In this 8-week course, students will read and analyze fiction literature and write a characterization essay, using my special appetizer, main course, and dessert format.
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learners per class
$15 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 8 weeks
50 minutes per class
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I love to teach in a “I do”, “We do”, “You do” style, and it has been proven most effective in the classes I’ve taught. In addition to building on basic reading comprehension skills, this class will ask students to dig deeper into the texts and analyze characters, theme, and much more. My English classes are designed like this: *Appetizer-I start class with a hook, build background knowledge, or pose a thought-provoking question to start the day’s lesson. *Main Course-this is where we...
Students will improve their reading comprehension skills, learn how to analyze literature and find themes, learn how to use textual evidence and cite that evidence, and learn how to improve their writing skills, including organization, flow, and overall content.
I have been teaching middle and high school English for 20 years, both online and in the classroom. I understand that differentiation is very important to learners and will provide those opportunities.
Students will be required to read the assigned short stories outside of class to prepare for discussion. The readings are short, between 20-30 minutes at most.
Highlighter, pencil, paper
I will be giving verbal feedback throughout the class, but when it comes to the characterization essay, I will be providing written feedback as well. If parents wish to have a letter grade at the end of the course, I will design a rubric for grading and provide that at a parent's request!
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
All literature we read has been obtained from Creative Commons.
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295 total reviews
544 completed classes
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