Log In

Middle School Literature-Based Language Arts Full Curriculum (ELA): Semester 1

A 14 week semester course where students will learn reading comprehension, writing, listening, and speaking skills from a certified ELA instructor. Detailed feedback for EACH assignment provided! *Semesters can be taken in any order.*
Kimberlee Collins (Certified Teacher)
66 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year olds
US Grade Level
learners per class


Charged upfront
$19 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 14 weeks
45 minutes per class

Available times

Table of available sections


Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will improve their knowledge of reading comprehension, writing, listening, and speaking at the middle school level.  They will learn to analyze text, think critically, and discuss text both verbally and through writing.  Students will learn to create a structured paragraph as well as a full expository essay.
I am a certified educator who has been teaching middle school Reading and Language Arts for more than 19 years.  I specialize in reading skills/strategies, teaching writing, and working with students at their own individual levels.
Each week, students will have both reading and writing assignments to be completed outside of class time.  Specific assignment guidelines and required reading will be posted in the classroom weekly.  Students are required to submit their work to the classroom/privately to me for detailed, individualized feedback (provided within 3-4 days).
Learners will need a copy of the novel, The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson. They will also need a notebook and pencil for this course. Access to a printer is recommended, as there will be handouts and graphic organizers to print.
I will continually be using informal assessment in our class sessions, providing immediate feedback, support, and encouragement to each learner.  I give detailed, individualized feedback for EACH assignment submitted in the classroom as well.  
*I will create a written weekly progress report for each student via a private Outschool message and/or provide assignment/final grades BY PARENT REQUEST!*
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The main characters are kidnapped by men who are described as "slave-traders."  They are frequently in mild danger as the story progresses.  There are several "battles" involving guns and crossbows, and which briefly mention blood.  There is nothing very graphic or gory.  The main characters hold hands once, and the boy kisses the girl on the cheek toward the end of the story.

Please visit this link to learn more:  https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/the-mark-of-the-dragonfly 


Kimberlee Collins (Certified Teacher)
Lives in the United States
Certified Middle School Reading, English, Language Arts Teacher (Florida/North Carolina, USA)
66 total reviews
90 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  My name is Kimberlee Collins, and I can't wait to see your learner in one of my classes!

I earned my Bachelor's degree in English Education with a minor in British/American Literature from the University of South Florida in 2004. I have... 
SafetyPrivacyCA PrivacyLearner PrivacyTerms
Outschool International
Get The App
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
© 2023 Outschool