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Weekly Journaling With Worm, Spider, and Fly!

Carla Bratland
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In this ongoing class, students will practice journaling as we read from the Diary of a Worm series by Doreen Cronin. These humorous picture books will inspire young writers to read and write and learn some Grammar!

Class Experience

US Grade 2 - 3
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
  • Students will review focused Grammar and English Language Arts skills and apply these skills to their journal writing in each class session. Writing prompts will allow students to develop ideas and create journal entries using different formats. This class provides a fun way for students to maintain writing skills.
Carla Bratland earned her Masters in Elementary Education from Lesley University and has taught 4th and 5th Grade English Language Arts in many setting for over 15 years. Mrs. Bratland has also been a Professional Development Presenter at The PD Collab, Salem, MA with Language Arts and Social Studies topics including the workshop titles: Poetry for Every Classroom, 30 Book Challenge, and Reading & Writing Skills for Social Studies in Grades 4-8.
Learners should be comfortable reading picture book sentences aloud. These books are AR Level 2.5, Lexile 510.
Students will also need to be able to write in print. Cursive is optional. 
Students will need one or two pages of lined paper, pencils, and an eraser for each class. 

A wide-ruled 9 3/4" x 7 1/2" composition notebook or similar for journaling and note-taking is suggested but not required in place of the lined paper. 

Color pencils are also suggested, but optional.
The three books in the Diary of a Worm series will be read aloud in class. 

These books are: 
Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin with pictures by Harry Bliss -This book is also available in a flipbook form: https://fliphtml5.com/icxhj/beqx/basic

Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin with pictures by Harry Bliss

Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cronin with pictures by Harry Bliss
Joined April, 2020
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree in Education from Lesley University
Learning should be fun and experiential so you will find that my classes are learner centered and include discussion. As a former English Language Arts & Reading (ELAR) teacher, most of my lessons focus on building reading and language skills with... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-9
1-4 learners per class

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