Read to Learn & Write to Tell: Guided Reading & Writing Camp

Learners will use comprehension strategies (i.e. graphic organizers, vocabulary) to analyze complex informational texts and to use the information from the text to write paragraph and essays; this class expands upon foundational literacy.
Kate Purnell, M. Ed - Reading and Math Tutor
133 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 22 learners
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45 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will use graphic organizers for comprehension.
Students will use vocabulary strategies for comprehension.
Students will write complete paragraphs.
Students will write complete essays. 
Students will identify author's perspective and purpose.
Students will identify main idea and details. 
I have a Master of Arts in Education with an Emphasis in Reading. I taught Second Grade for one year before becoming a Preschool Disability Teacher. I have taught for three years now. I have a license to teach PK-3rd Grade and a special education license for Preschool. I have experience working with Neurodivergent learners. 
Weekly homework will be assigned.  Prior to each week's class, I will include research materials for learners in the classroom about the upcoming topic, such as journal articles, that they can access during class writer's workshop and use with their writing. Homework will include:

Journal prompt - There will be an assigned writing prompt each week for learners to answer in their journal. 
Research Materials - Materials relating to the upcoming week's topic, such as journal articles, will be posted in the classroom each week. Learners will be asked to look over the materials, highlight important facts, and take notes. They will use their notes during Writer's Workshop in class. 
Hardcopy of texts posted in classroom
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Informal Assessment:
Journal Homework 
Essay Writing 
Paragraph Writing
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
External Sources:

* Canva and Google Slides - I use Canva and Slides to display content and material to students. They will not click any links or use the program on their own. 
* Kahoot - Learners have the opportunity to interact on Kahoot in games and activities. The link will be provided in the classroom. Learners are able to click the link and play the Kahoot game. They do not need an account, but the site will ask them to write a name. 
Teacher-created materials


Kate Purnell, M. Ed - Reading and Math Tutor
Lives in the United States
Fun, individualized classes taught by a licensed, certified teacher!
133 total reviews
114 completed classes

About Me


Who am I?
My name is Kate Purnell. I am an Early Childhood Intervention Specialist in Ohio. I am licensed to teach PK-3 and have taught Second Grade and Preschool as a lead teacher. I have also taught summer school programs, worked in... 
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