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English

Research & Write: Amazing Animal Tales!

In this ongoing class, students will practice researching and incorporating their research into short stories.
Alaina Bell Gao
336 total reviews for this teacher
9 reviews for this class
Completed by 82 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
8-12
year olds
3-9
learners per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse 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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Class Experience

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.
The learners should add to the story throughout the week on our class site.
 5 files available upon enrollment
We will use Google or Kiddle, Google Images, Youtube, and our class page, as well as Google Docs.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Alaina Bell Gao
🇨🇦
Lives in Canada
Let's explore the world through literature, art, and social studies!
336 total reviews
161 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
● Learn with my learners
● Welcoming class culture
● Patient... 
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