"Read, Write, Think, Speak, Listen and Learn" - Language Arts Application Class

This twice a month class uses Scholastic's Scope Magazine, a monthly language arts publication, to delve into all areas of foundational language arts education and enjoyment!
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60 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 9 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

• Use engaging, complex texts to:
       •Develop critical-thinking skills
       •Expose students to high-quality model texts
       •Inspire students to view reading as an enjoyable and worthwhile activity
       • Read a variety of genres on a regular basis, including: Literary nonfiction, Informational text, Dramas, Essays, Short fiction, 
                Debates, Poems, Fables, Folktales, Myths, Videos and other Primary documents including multimedia “texts” letters and 
       • Synthesize information from two or more texts.
       • Use text evidence to support claims and inferences.
       • Discuss text-based questions.
       • Develop important reading skills, such as:
       •Close reading •Author’s craft
       •Synthesizing •Summarizing
       •Text marking •Text evidence
       •Context clues •Inference
       •Character •Central ideas and details
       •Text structures •Text features
       •Theme •Analyzing arguments
       •Figurative language and •Tone/mood and literary devices much more!
       • Understand and evaluate visual texts, including infographics, maps, and more.
       • Build knowledge in:
              •Science •Social studies•History •Current events

•Central claim/thesis statement
•Organization and structure
•Choosing relevant details to support claims
•Editing and revising
•Word choice
•Transition words, phrases, and sentences
•Quoting and paraphrasing
• Write for different purposes and audiences, as well as in a variety of genres, including: Argument essays, Narratives, Poems, Speeches, Explanatory, Videos, Informative essays
• Use guided writing activities to write well-structured essays.
• Experience writing as a rewarding and useful activity.
• Build writing stamina.

• Build test-taking stamina and confidence with quizzes featuring multiple choice and constructed-response questions.
• Read, Think, Explain, our popular nonfiction reading activity, reinforces essential nonfiction reading skills all year long.
•Core Skills Workout for reinforcement, review, and extra practice with:
       •Mood and tone
       •Text evidence
       •Central idea and supporting details
       • Handy handouts demystify challenging ELA jargon.
• Practice important grammar skills, such as:
       •Subject-verb agreement
       •Sentence variations
• Acquire a range of academic and domain-specific vocabulary words through reading, speaking, and listening.
• Use new vocabulary in writing about and discussing Scope texts.
• Use context clues to learn new words, as well as explore shades of meaning between similar words, connotations, and words with 
       multiple meanings.
• Explore connotations of words.
• Reference materials for students to explore new words in groups or independently.
• Review new vocabulary through activities and quizzes.
• Use close-reading and critical-thinking questions for class discussion.
• Communicate clearly and articulately about texts, and respond critically and respectfully to the ideas of others.
• Create presentations and projects, both independently and in groups.
•Class debates that emphasize logical thinking and supporting ideas with evidence.
• Information quests guide students through the research process, emphasizing how to find relevant
details and identify reliable sources.
• Use digital tools to create multimedia projects.
• Develop technology literacy critical to academic and career success.

Scope supports the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts. The authentic texts and specially-designed lesson
plans and activities in this language-arts magazine support anchor standards in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language.

Please copy and paste the link below to see a detailed description of how this content meets Common Core Standards.
Each week, students will be assigned reading and interaction with the reading in the form of "activities" as homework in order to prepare for the next class.  
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Informal assessment/observation available upon request.  
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Included with this class is a 12 month digital subscription to Scholastic Junior which gives students access to the current year's content as well as last year's archived content.  


Mrs. Russell, M.S. Ed.
Lives in the United States
Former public general education teacher and gifted education specialist
349 total reviews
149 completed classes

About Me

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About me:
My name is Carie Beth Russell.  I am the mother of two teenagers, an elderly cat and a 3 year old dog.  I live in the Midwest region of the United States with my family.  

I am a former public elementary school... 
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