Ongoing African/Black Reading and Writing Class (Ages 8-13)

In this ongoing course, students will read African/Black literature, learn writing mechanics, and become the authors of their own stories!
Ms. Sydney
16 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners

40 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse 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

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Mon May 30

Meets Once per week
4pm - 4:40pm

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Class Experience

Students will learn from a variety of African/Black authors; how text features vary among genres; how to analyze texts; reading comprehension strategies; improve grammar and spelling; work on writing mechanics and structure for a variety of text styles
I am well versed in African history, literature, and psychology texts. I am an African descendant and spend my free time researching about African people. I've taught a variety of African history and science classes to students as young as 5 years old, and understand that some topics may be sensitive and should be navigated with care and expertise. I seek to provide students with factual evidence of African achievements in the hopes that they learn more about themselves and others all over the world. All resources will be listed in the sources section before class times. 
Outside reading and/or writing may be required if parents choose a book club format for their child; optional for students to continue working on their writing outside of class meetings
Paper and pencil will be required for every class
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
informal feedback
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Students will be reading from a variety of African/Black authors. Some topics may be sensitive regarding the history of African people. Instructor will provide ample support for more difficult topics and take care to provide students with resources to continue their learning and processing outside of class time. Instructor understands that some topics may bring up personal experiences for students and will respect student decisions not to share during these times. Parents will know exactly which texts the class will be covering prior to class dates. Instructor will show google slides and docs during class but students will not be required to access on their own.
Ourstory by Gaidi Faraj
Langston Hughes Poems, I too Am America, The Weary Blues
Mari Evans Speak the truth to the people and nursery rhymes text


Ms. Sydney
Lives in the United States
16 total reviews
45 completed classes

About Me

Greetings! Welcome to my page.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University of Long Beach. Since high school, I have been teaching, tutoring, and creating with learners between the ages of 6-13. I have taught in... 
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