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Smartstart ELA: Tech-Powered Learners, Equipped for Middle School English

Lemons-Aid Learning
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(617)
Google Docs, Slides, Canva, PowerPoint, Typing, MLA formatting, E-mail, attitudes toward learning....OH MY! Designed to equip students with essential technology competencies and to build independence, students prep for tech-heavy English.

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 7
Beginner Level
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
This class is taught in English.
Mrs. Lemons, who developed this course, has a B.A. in English Literature, a minor in Education, and a Master's in Education Administration. She has her teaching certificate and principal's license, and she is certified to teach English / Language Arts and History / Social Studies. She has many years of experience at the middle and high school levels. Further, she is an adjunct faculty member at Colorado Christian University, supervising teacher candidates in their undergraduate and graduate programs. She is a teacher of teachers. All that being said, middle school is her jam! 

All teachers that teach this course also think middle school students are awesome! Further, they have English degrees and teaching certificates. They are qualified experts who love kids!
Homework Offered
Students read 100 minutes per week (about 1.5 hours). They also have 30-45 minutes of homework per week.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
All students receive specific feedback on their work. We are intentional about putting a little pressure on them and teaching them how to handle that pressure. They will rise to the occasion with mental toughness and confidence because they will know what to do, how to do it, and are absolutely capable of pulling it off. We are building leaders who will take on the world as high achievers.
Grades Offered
Students receive traditional, formal grades.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students need to have a Google account. Parents can set Google accounts up for children under age 13 here: https://accounts.google.com/signup/v2/kidaccountinfo?flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=ServiceLogin

Typetastic--COPPA compliant and no account is needed. 
Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(617)
Since Feb 2021, Lemons-Aid Learning has been one of the top 100 most popular educator groups out of 5,000 teachers on the platform. We are grateful for the relationship we have with our learners and parents, which is how we retain that...ย 
Group Class


1x per week
25 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 10-12
4-15 learners per class

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