English

Scrawl to Script!

An ongoing class which meets once a week to work on formatting strokes, letters, cursive, script, and if you like calligraphy
18 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 5 learners
Class

50 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week

5-9

year olds

1-3

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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🔥 This class is in high demand! 1 of 5 classes have sold out.

Next on Wed May 18

Meets Once per week
Wednesday
11am - 11:50am
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Next on Wed May 18

Meets Once per week
Wednesday
11pm - 11:50pm
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Only 2 spots remaining
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Next on Mon May 23

Meets Once per week
Monday
9pm - 9:50pm
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Next on Tue May 24

Meets Once per week
Tuesday
8pm - 8:50pm
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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
The Student will  
- focus initially on learning the motor pattern of writing the (manuscript, pre-cursive, cursive) letter, rather than perfect legibility or size
- practicing the consistent formation of letters using a continuous stroke if possible.
- at the beginning stages of reading and spelling, integrate handwriting instruction with instruction from letter sounds.
- speed as well as legibility.
- t will use written arrow cues, curves, straight lines to help children remember how to form letters
 As a dedicated education teacher with over 30 plus years of experience in (online and public schoo) teaching children (birth-sixth grade) with special needs, regular education, students who are second language learners, preschoolers, and my children, I know that writing is an important skill.  I have an Ed.S from Walden University Online December 2015, M.ed.  in Curriculum & Instruction University of Phoenix June 2005, BA in Special Education with concentrations in affective, emotional, and cognitive disorders from  Old Dominion University June 2002, BS in Elementary Education from  Bemidji State University July 1985 with associates degrees in Early Childhood Associate Degree and Sociology. In addition, I have 6 years of online experience in working with children and adults whose second language is English or are learning English, as well as, working with students in the public schools whose second language is English or have language delays (written and spoken).  I have certifications in TEFL and TESOL, in addition, receiving certifications from professional development provided by public school districts in Texas and Colorado. .  I have taught, developed individual education plans and individual literary plans, and worked with students who have limited fine motor skills, gross motor delays, or sensory or neurological delays, for over 30 years. I have worked with occupational therapists (and other specialists) to develop students' individual education plans, to help them learn to write, specifically to help them develop their eye-hand movements, fine motor, academic skills (reading and writing), gross motor, and life skills.  I was the lead teacher in center-based programs for students with moderate to severe disabilities. I was a resource teacher and inclusion specialist for students with mild to moderate disabilities in public schools. This course will be based on techniques and skills that I found useful in helping students learn to write. The training I have received, certified workshops and courses, to give me continuing education points to maintain my licenses in regular education and specialized education, were in sensory, fine motor, gross motor, curriculum development, academic, and writing skills.   I have received training in a variety of established handwriting programs, i.e. Handwriting Without Tears, Zaner-Bloser Handwriting, D'Nealian, Draw, Write Now as well as reading curriculums with associated writing programs. In addition, I have reviewed various curriculum programs (Reading, Writing, Math) and adapted them so that my students (who had the fine motor and/or gross motor delays) can receive full advantage of these programs.
I am certified to teach students who have (mild, moderate, and severe) Affective, Cognitive and Emotional disorders. I have taught and adapted programs for students who have physical (fine and gross motor skills) in addition to effective, emotional, and cognitive disorders. In addition, I have trained teachers to work with students in their classrooms who have a variety of disabilities that affect their writing, reading, and math development. During my career, I  have maintained and advanced by taking courses and attending workshops in a variety of areas to help students with mild, moderate, and severe (Affective, Cognitive, and Emotional disorders), as well as, Physical disabilities.  I have also used aids, play-dough, small balls, and specialized materials that I have developed, with the help of occupational therapists, to help students to learn to write and develop their fine and gross motor skills.   
This optional!
 2 files available upon enrollment
Materials: playdough, two-gallon plastic bags that will seal at the top, scissors, ruler, markers, colored pencils, two-quart size bags that seal, pencil or pen with an eraser, markers, a light color high lighter, two pieces of heavy paper, colored paper, copy paper, and glue. I will provide a workbook, homework booklet, practice sheets, and other materials as necessary. Please print off the materials prior to each class and print off the homework booklet after each class. Each class will need at least 3 pieces of handwriting paper (I will send an attachment to be printed), a pencil, black marker at each letter
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Informal assessment after the lesson and, if necessary, I will provide materials for practice. 
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Since we will be using scissors in class, parental guidance is encouraged to attend class.  In addition, the play-doh may contain wheat, which could cause an allergic reaction if ingested in those sensitive to wheat gluten or with Celiac disease. In addition, the student can use either glue or glue sticks, some students may need help with these and other materials that will be used in this class. All of the materials can be purchased at a discount store.
We will use videos on my youtube subscription to Jack Hartman's Music Channel. The Singing Walrus and OT Closet. I also use materials from the OT toolbox. 

Teacher

Michelle Dragalin, E.dS
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Outschool Literacy Teacher and Ongoing Learner
18 total reviews
23 completed classes

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