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Essay Writing 4th & 5th Grade Elementary School

English

Preparing for High School: English Language Arts

In this 6 week course, students will practice a variety of skills to prepare them for high school English language arts. The course meets weekly. Students will also independently complete a weekly assignment that I'll provide feedback on.
Ms. Ashley
191 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 20 learners
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Class
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
13-16
year olds
2-6
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

The student will be able to:
- identify figurative language and literary devices in literature
- write original prose with dialogue
- Identify ethos, pathos, logos
- write a basic persuasive essay
- write a personal essay
- speak in an organized way on-the-spot using public speaking techniques
I have experience teaching high school in a traditional classroom setting. I have an MA in teaching secondary level education. I have taught 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. I have experience teaching students:
- how to analyze figurative language and literary devices
- creative writing techniques
- rhetorical devices (my BA thesis specialized in analyzing rhetorical language)
- persuasive writing techniques
- personal essay writing techniques
- public speaking and performance
An independent activity will be assigned each week. The student will have one week to complete each activity.

Week 1: Read "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost and analyze the figurative language/literary devices.

Week 2: Write a 1 page continuation of the story studied in class.

Week 3: Watch any news channel for 1 hour and write down instances where rhetorical devices are being used (an alternative assignment can be provided if access to a news channel is limited)

Week 4: Write a 4 paragraph persuasive essay using the techniques taught in class.

Week 5: Write a 2 page personal essay using a college admission/scholarship essay prompt.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
- Week 2: The classic short story, "The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, includes a detailed description of premeditated murder.

- Week 3: For homework, the student will watch any news channel for 1 hour, identifying persuasive rhetoric. The content of the chosen news channel is unknown to me and may include descriptions of real-world conflict (an alternative assignment can be chosen).

Teacher

Ms. AshleyCertified Language Arts Teacher
191 total reviews
168 completed classes

About Me

About Me ~
Hi! My name is Ms. Ashley. I'm from Washington State! I'm known by my students as the energetic teacher who always sings out sentences, drinks excessive amounts of coffee, and is totally obsessed with sunflowers. When I'm not teaching,... 
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