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Newspaper Comics & Crossword: Virtual Discussion Camp

In this on-going class, we read through the morning comics in the newspaper, attempt to do a crossword puzzle, and chat.
Amy Westrick, Certified English Teacher (She/Her)
50 total reviews for this teacher
New class
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40 minutes
per class
Twice per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

Students will improve public speaking skills and build confidence while speaking with others.
Students will improve reading fluency and comprehension.
Students may find newspaper cartoons that they would like to share, even if the cartoon is from a previous date.
Students may bring their own copy of the newspaper for the day or send me a link before class to share a digital form.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 20 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
The newspaper comics do touch on events happening in the locally or throughout the world from time to time. We always read the comics after I have reviewed them. So if something appears culturally sensitive, I will skip it or present it differently that day. I will remind students to write to me in chat via the lesson, if there is something that they find that meets that above description. They can also write me after class and I will discuss the topic without discussing the student's name.
The cartoon section of my local paper.


Amy Westrick, Certified English Teacher (She/Her)
Lives in the United States
Middle & High School English Teacher -- Explorer of the World & All Things Fun -- ​ESL/K-12 & Adult Learners
50 total reviews
75 completed classes

About Me

I teach classes for grades 2-12 for NeuroDiverse and Traditional Students in the following areas:🍀
Literature & Composition;
English as a Second Language;
Reading Comprehension;
Grammar & Creative Writing; 🐌 vs 🦒
English Language Arts.

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