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Textual Treasures: Navigating Informational Texts in Middle School

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In this 8-week course, students will review fiction and nonfiction, practice note-taking skills, define vocabulary words, find text evidence, and complete reading comprehension questions.

Class Experience

US Grade 5 - 8
8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Going Viral
Practice note-taking skills, complete reading comprehension questions, define vocabulary words, and find text evidence.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Taylor Swift
Practice note-taking skills, complete reading comprehension questions, define vocabulary words, and find text evidence.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
The Titanic
Practice note-taking skills, complete reading comprehension questions, define vocabulary words, and find text evidence.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
William Shakespeare
Practice note-taking skills, complete reading comprehension questions, define vocabulary words, and find text evidence.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
The Evolution of Gaming
Practice note-taking skills, complete reading comprehension questions, define vocabulary words, and find text evidence.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Daylight Saving Time
Practice note-taking skills, complete reading comprehension questions, define vocabulary words, and find text evidence.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
The Fountain of Youth
Practice note-taking skills, complete reading comprehension questions, define vocabulary words, and find text evidence.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Life in the Middle Ages
Practice note-taking skills, complete reading comprehension questions, define vocabulary words, and find text evidence.
  • Students will compare/contrast fiction and nonfiction by participating in a discussion Students will review note-taking strategies by watching instructor model different methods (highlighting, labeling) Students will improve their reading comprehension skills by answering questions and participating in discussions. Students will gain knowledge of new vocabulary words by completing a graphic organizer and participating in discussions.
A certified English teacher and Reading Specialist with 15 years experience teaching students in grades 6-12. 
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Homework
Frequency: Available upon request
Feedback: Available upon request
Details: *Students will complete a Blooket quiz for homework *Students may have to finish defining vocabulary or answering reading questions depending on the class.
Assessment
Frequency: Available upon request
Details: Blooket quizzes will be assigned each week based on the nonfiction text that was read in class. Students will complete these quizzes for homework. If a learner scores below a 70%, the instructor will reach out to parents/guardians. Quizzes are not mandatory, but they inform the instructor and family.
Grading
Frequency: Available upon request
Details: Grades offered upon request. Please reach out to the course instructor for more information.
This class is ideal for learners with unique learning needs. We focus on reading strategies and comprehension. Please reach out to the instructor for accommodation information :). 
The instructor will provide Word Document versions of the informational texts. Students may print or view the materials electronically. 

*Students should come to class with teacher provided materials, a highlighter, and a pen/pencil. 

Week 1- Going Viral
Week 2- Taylor Swift
Week 3- The Titanic
Week 4-William Shakespeare
Week 5- The Evolution of Gaming
Week 6- Daylight Saving Time
Week 7- The Fountain of Youth
Week 8- Life in the Middle Ages
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
The Titanic does discuss drowning and death. 
Week 1- Going Viral
Week 2- Taylor Swift
Week 3- The Titanic
Week 4-William Shakespeare
Week 5- The Evolution of Gaming
Week 6- Daylight Saving Time
Week 7- The Fountain of Youth
Week 8- Life in the Middle Ages

Blooket will also be used. Students do not need an account to access the quizzes. 
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree in Education from University of Phoenix
Bachelor's Degree in English from Centenary College
NewJersey Teaching Certificate in English/Language Arts
Hi everyone! 

I teach mostly middle grades (4-8) reading and writing classes, including ones for learners with dyslexia and dysgraphia. 

I’m a certified English teacher and Reading Specialist with over fifteen years of teaching experience... 
Group Class

$20

weekly or $160 for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
50 min

Completed by 8 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-14
3-18 learners per class

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