Ready for Writing! - Ongoing Writing Instruction for Ages 8-12

This ongoing class will focus on the different types of writing based on 3rd & 4th grade standards using the full writing process. Over 3 days, we will use graphic organizers and checklists to brainstorm, write a rough draft, revise, edit, and write a final draft.
140 total reviews for this teacher
21 reviews for this class
Completed by 125 learners

30 minutes

per class

3x per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - 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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Available Times

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Next on Tue May 24

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8pm - 8:30pm
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1:30pm - 2pm
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Class Experience

3rd Grade Common Core Writing Standards:

Text Types and Purposes:
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
Provide reasons that support the opinion.
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
Provide a concluding statement or section.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
Provide a concluding statement or section.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.
Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order.
Provide a sense of closure.
Production and Distribution of Writing:
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 3 here.)
With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge:
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
(W.3.9 begins in grade 4)
Range of Writing:
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
I am a certified elementary teacher and have two years of experience teaching 3rd grade. 
The homework will be to write their essays and send in their writings for teacher evaluation. 
-writing notebook (Please have a notebook ready to use for this specific class. It can be a spiral notebook, composition notebook, etc.)
-printed graphic organizers provided by teacher
-colored pen
-any other print offs provided by the teacher
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Emily King, B.S. Ed.Certified Elementary Teacher; Learning and Laughter in the Classroom
140 total reviews
70 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Ms. Emily King and I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education (K-6). I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade in the public school system and also have experience with 1st and 4th grade. I was rated a 5/5 teacher in the... 
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