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The Week in Rap : Current Events and ELA Class

This live class runs for 6 weeks. ELA class with a UK based English Teacher uses current events to teach Language Arts through writing & reading rap lyrics. Grades 3-5.
Ms. Tracey
215 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 5 learners
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year olds
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<$1 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 6 weeks
45 minutes per class

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
5th Grade ELA CCSS Standards :

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Use verb tense to convey various times, sequences, states, and conditions.
Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor).
Use punctuation to separate items in a series.
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.
Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
I have a BA (Hons) degree in English Literature and currently studying a Masters degree.
Qualified Literacy Teacher in Primary and Secondary Schools.
Qualified English Language Teacher with TEFL.
This class will not have homework
Learners will need pen and paper for writing exercises.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Topics selected will be appropriate to learners in grades 3-5, please note some topics may be controversial and will only be discussed at an overview level. 


Ms. Tracey
Lives in the United Kingdom
English Teacher, ACE Educator
215 total reviews
432 completed classes

About Me

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My teaching expertise is in English Language Arts and Literature but I also host some fun escape rooms, we all need a brain break sometimes!

I have 10 years teaching experience, which includes 2 years... 
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