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Semester Flex High School Writing Skills: Clauses, Phrases, & Variety in Essays

In this flex ELA class, students will learn about sentence structure, grammar/punctuation & editing, sentence combining, and writing with variety using different types of phrases and sentences, ending the course with a culminating essay.
Mrs. Grysko
8 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$13 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 9 weeks
No live meetings
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Class Experience

Students will...
1. Students will improve their understanding of absolute, appositive, and participle phrases.
2. Students will write absolute, appositive, and participle 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.
Short, individual homework assignments (e.g., write two complex sentences; write a descriptive paragraph using three different types of phrases) will be assigned with each week's lesson.
Weekly discussion topics/posts will be available on the Outschool Classroom.
During the last two weeks of the course, students will write and revise a multi-paragraph essay.
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 provide individualized feedback on assignments that students submit to the Outschool Classroom. 
Students will compose and revise an essay during the last two weeks of the course.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
We will be using the online program Kahoot to review skills learned. Students may complete the Kahoot activity without signing up for an account. It is free, and students should use their first name only when joining the review game.


Mrs. Grysko
Lives in the United States
Enthusiastic English Language Arts Teacher with 10+ years of experience in the classroom
8 total reviews
12 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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