Ongoing in-Depth Reading Comprehension Class: How to Determine the Main Idea?

In this ongoing course, students ages 12-15 will master how to determine the main idea (what’s important) when reading a range of non-fiction texts by using different reading strategies specific to the skill.
Certified ELA Teacher, Shauntey McFarlane
7 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 8 learners

45 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 Jun 6

Meets Once per week
2pm - 2:45pm

Next on Mon Jun 6

Meets Once per week
5pm - 5:45pm

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will improve their understanding of lesson strategies to support developing and strengthening their reading comprehension skills, abilities, and stamina.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Informal assessments will be given through assignment practice, gaming, and class discussions.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The teacher will screen share a Google Slides or Nearpod presentation of the lesson.
The teacher will share worksheets via Google Docs for students to complete activities related to the lesson.
The teacher will share a link for kahoot.it, in which students will enter the game with a nickname and pin on a hand-held device to participate in educational games.
The teacher will share a link to Google Forms for an exit ticket activity.


Certified ELA Teacher, Shauntey McFarlane
Lives in the United States
English Language Arts Educator
7 total reviews
6 completed classes

About Me

Hello, Outschoolers!

My name is Shauntey McFarlane, and I'm a post-secondary English Language Arts teacher. I'm excited about the opportunity to work with students in Outschool. In my five years as an educator in NYC, I've taught (and learned... 
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