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Semester 1 Intermediate Sentence Structures & Middle School Essay Writing

Mrs. Grysko
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(14)
In this ELA class, students will learn about sentence structure, grammar & editing, sentence combining, & writing with variety using different types of phrases & sentences, ending the course with a culminating informative essay.

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 8
Intermediate Level
Students will...
1. Students will improve their understanding of prepositional, appositive, gerund, and infinitive phrases
2. Students will write phrases with correct punctuation.
3. Students will use phrases to incorporate variety into their writing.
4. Improve their understanding of simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.
5. Identify the differences between dependent vs. independent clauses.
6. Identify the difference between clauses and phrases.
7. Write simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences with correct punctuation.
8. Use different sentence structures to incorporate variety into their writing.
9. Identify and demonstrate the basic components of an essay.
10. Effectively write and revise a multi-paragraph essay.
I have a B.S. in English Education and English Literature with over ten years of classroom teaching experience.
Homework Offered
Optional extra practice activities will be provided during class and/or on the Outschool classroom. Students may choose to use time outside of class to work on these. During the last two weeks of the course, students will write and revise a multi-paragraph essay, which may require 1-2 hours outside of class time.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
The teacher will provide individualized feedback during class. Students will compose and revise an essay during the last two weeks of the course. The teacher will provide feedback during and after students' essay submission(s).
Grades Offered
Students will need:
*lined paper
*a pen or pencil
*a reliable way to type an essay (e.g., computer, keyboard, word processor)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
The teacher will use Google Slides for screen sharing purposes only. (Students are not expected to have a Google account.)
We will be using the online program Kahoot to review skills learned. Students may complete the Kahoot activities without signing up for an account. It is free, and students should use their first name only when joining the review game.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(14)
Hello, I'm Mrs. Grysko. It's nice to meet you! 

I teach English Language Arts classes that focus on skills such as reading, writing, and discussion of texts. My favorite concepts to teach in this subject area include: Close Reading and Annotation... 
Group Class


weekly or $175 for 9 classes
1x per week, 9 weeks
55 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 11-13
3-5 learners per class

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