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English

Research in Practice: Powerful Women Who Changed the World (Women's History)

Learners will learn how to choose quality sources and quotations, summarize information, and strengthen their work with in-text citations and a Sources Cited page (beginner's introduction to the MLA citation format).
Alaina Bell Gao
329 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 9 learners
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50 minutes
per class
4x per week
over 1 week
9-13
year olds
3-6
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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Ontario English Language Arts Standards

WRITING

1.3 gather information to support ideas for writing, using a variety of strategies and a wide range of print and electronic sources

1.4 sort and classify ideas and information for their writing in a variety of ways that allow them to manipulate information and see different combinations and relationships in their data

1.5 identify and order main ideas and supporting details and group them into units that could be used to develop a summary, a debate, or a report of several paragraphs, using a variety of strategies (e.g., making jot notes; making sketchboard outlines of a procedure or series of events) and organizational patterns (e.g., combined/multiple orders such as order of importance and cause
and effect)

1.6 determine whether the ideas and information they have gathered are relevant, appropriate, and sufficiently specific for
the purpose, and do more planning and research if necessary (e.g., check for depth and breadth of coverage of the topic)


AMERICAN COMMON CORE STANDARDS

WRITING

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.7
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.7
Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.8
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.8
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Prior to each class, the students will read (or view) selected articles or sources to get a sense of the historical and cultural context in which each woman lived. They will choose short quotations and paraphrase key information in a short description of the times and culture.
We will use Google and Kiddle for our research. I will also provide homework and lesson materials.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
3 hours 20 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This course may not be suitable for sensitive learners since the students will encounter references to a shooting, war, murder, and rape. Emperess Wu ZeTian was also a concubine. There will also be references to various religions, in that they had personal or cultural value to some of these powerful women. This will simply be part of the overall discussion.

Teacher

Alaina Bell Gao
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Lives in Canada
Let's explore the world through literature, art, and social studies!
329 total reviews
158 completed classes

About Me

Hi! My name is Alaina Bell Gao, and I am an Ontario-certified (Canadian) English teacher with 15+ years of professional teaching experience.

Teaching Style:
● Share the joy of learning
● Welcoming class culture
● Patient and cheerful... 
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