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Middle School Language Arts: Semester Long Skill Building Course

This is a semester long Language Arts course where Middle School students will learn the essential skills of good readers, writers, and orators.
Ms. Meg
627 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 6 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
45 minutes
per class
3x per week
over 14 weeks
10-15
year olds
10-16
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn and practice essential literacy skills by reading the Hunger Games and other student selected texts over a semester. 
I am an excellent teacher for this class for two reasons. First, I have the pedagogical skills required to design and teach a highly engaging class in the area of literacy. I have taught for 9 years and I am an MAT student at the Johns Hopkins School of Education. I have taken many classes on reading during my time at Hopkins. I am knowledgable and passionate about the strategies needed to improve student's reading abilities. Second, I LOVE dystopian fiction. I believe that choosing texts students will enjoy is the best way to foster a love of reading in students and students WILL LOVE THIS BOOK!
There will be regular homework to prepare for the next class. Students can expect to read 30-50 pages between class sessions. However, the exact chapters will not be predetermined as student participation and teacher readings will guide what happens each night after class. In addition, students will sometimes have pre-work to prepare them for the upcoming class session!
The Hunger Games: $8.79 Students will also need to purchase texts after they make their selections in class. In addition, students will need post-its, preferred writing utensil (computer or pencil and a notebook!
Students will receive a letter grade (if requested) and will receive written comments/feedback through out the coursework! 
2 hours 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
The Hunger Game includes mature themes. I have read this text with Middle School students in the past and have always found it to be age-appropriate. However, please feel free to reach out with any questions! 

Teacher

Ms. Meg“education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
627 total reviews
296 completed classes

About Me

*Sadly, I am unable to add any more course sections right now. If you are interested in a class, please save it and feel free to submit a time request, so I know what times work for families, but know I may not be able to honor those requests... 
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