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Visual Literature: Draw Your Way Through Middle School English and Language Arts

Benjamin Corey's Creative Curriculum Coop
Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(4,466)
Students will meet each week to read deeply, think critically, and build confidence in writing and grammar skills. This learner-led class is taught by a 15 year veteran ELA teacher skilled in helping students grow linguistically.

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 8
Teacher Jordan is a nationally recognized English and Language Arts educator with over 15 years of experience teaching in public schools in the Atlanta area. She is certified in the state of Georgia. She has twice been recognized as Teacher of the Year, and is a beloved debate and public speaking coach as well. 
Homework Offered
Although ongoing classes are not supposed to build on previous weeks, topics are often tied to related articles. Learners are encouraged to read these articles in the context of what they have learned in the class meeting.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
- Something to Draw With - Something to Draw On
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
This course incorporates many short, free texts available in the public domain. Some of these stories may involve analyzing emotionally difficult scenes or sensitive historical events and having socratic discussion on these topics. Teacher Jordan has years of experience as both classroom teacher and debate coach ensuring all voices are heard while protecting learners from abusive or aggressive language. Bullying will never be tolerated in the classroom setting, and may result in removal from the class and referral to Outschool's Trust and Safety team. 
Visual Lit features numerous texts from the Public Domain. These texts have been selected to feature diverse perspectives from around the world, including those of traditionally marginalized groups. 
- “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant
https://faculty.ksu.edu.sa/sites/default/files/the_diamond_necklace.pdf & ILLUSTRATION 
-  Alice Walker  https://harpers.org/archive/1973/04/everyday-use/ 
-“The Interlopers” by Saki  
- “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury 
- “The Landlady” by Roald Dahl 
- “Rules of the Game” Amy Tan 
%20Game.pdf & Amy Tan biographical text
Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(4,466)
We are the Creative Curriculum Coop, a group of educators passionate about making learning exciting and engaging. Our classes explore dynamic ecosystems, investigate lost civilizations, and build mythologies. We believe that the world is full of... 
Group Class


1x per week
50 min

Completed by 305 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-15
3-12 learners per class

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