Once per week
learners 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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Learning language arts doesn't have to be boring. In this ongoing class, students learn the rules of grammar, language mechanics, and spelling by interacting with language. When learning about adjectives, students construct colorful sentences using as many adjectives as they can think of. Or they might try to come up with 20 other ways to say the verb "walk." We write stories using only questions, make silly words with spelling patterns, and draw pictures to represent absurd sentences...
Upon completion of the class, students will have a working understanding of 3rd & 4th grade grammar, mechanics, and spelling.
I am a Colorado-certified K-6 teacher and have been teaching for over 20 years. I have taught in a variety of setting, including public schools, private schools, and homeschool environments. I've been teaching on Outschool for over 2 years, and I love coming up with new classes!
Homework will be posted 1 week before class (or as soon as the student enrolls). Students have the week to complete assignments in Spectrum Language Arts 4 (usually 1-2 pages/week). We will review it in these first 10 minutes of class.
Students will need paper & pencil in class. For students taking several weeks of class, A SPIRAL NOTEBOOK works best, so that they can keep all their work organized and together. Students wishing to complete the homework will need to purchase their own copy of Spectrum Language Arts 4, available on Amazon for about $10: https://www.amazon.com/Spectrum-Workbook-4th-Standards-Homeschool-Classroom/dp/1483812073
Students are continuously, informally assessed in class. I adjust my teaching according to knowledge & experience of the students in each class.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
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159 total reviews
118 completed classes
Hi! I'm a Colorado-certified elementary teacher and a veteran homeschool parent of 4 children. For over 20 years, I've taught hundreds of children in grades PreK-8 in a variety of settings. In 2016 I founded and ran a microschool for 3 years,...