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Self-Paced Class: Five-Paragraph Essay (Inventions)

Dana Lorelle, Writing, Vocabulary, Essays
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1,234)
In this two-lesson self-paced (video-based) class, students will research and write about an invention in the five-paragraph essay format.

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 8
Intermediate Level
2 lessons//2 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Lesson 1: The body paragraphs
Pick your invention! This can be something large and well-known (the printing press, Paypal, electric cars) or a lesser-known or smaller invention (the toothbrush!). We will discuss forms of research, how to take and use notes, how to cite sources, and how a research essay should present analysis, interpretation, and possibly an argument. For homework, students should complete the three body paragraphs and submit for feedback.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Lesson 2: The introduction & conclusion
You will do some self-editing of your body paragraphs to make sure you have perfect construction! We will also edit them for content, grammar, and writing style. Then, we will focus on adding an introduction with a three-pronged thesis and a conclusion with a restated and elevated thesis.
I've taught essays -- along with creative writing, poetry, and a ton of other classes! -- on Outschool for three years now. I absolutely love teaching, and I love taking a multi-faceted writing project like an essay and breaking it down into small, manageable pieces for students. 

My professional background includes writing for numerous newspapers and magazines, as well as degrees in French and journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill. 
Homework Offered
Students will be writing and revising the three body paragraphs and then the intro and conclusion for a research essay.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
I will complete a full evaluation that examines the content, organization/structure, writing style, and grammar of each submitted essay.
Grades Offered
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1,234)
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Welcome! I'm here because I love writing, reading, and teaching, and through Outschool I'm able to blend all three. I offer classes in writing and literature analysis (especially poetry),... 
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2 pre-recorded lessons
2 weeks of teacher support
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Ages: 11-16

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