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Winter Literacy Camp: "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Necklace" (Grades 5-8)

Using the famous short stories, "The Gift of the Magi" by O'Henry and "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant, students will practice vocabulary, comprehension, textual evidence, & comparative writing in this interactive, 4-day camp.
Vanessa Roach
246 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 8 learners
45 minutes
per class
4x per week
over 1 week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Students will work on comprehension, vocabulary, analytical thinking, textual evidence, and writing.
I am a secondary (5-12) English teacher with certifications in gifted education and special education. I have been teaching for 7 years and have a masters of arts in English education. I have also taught short story units as well as novels, and enjoy using discussion-based learning to help students think deeply about the texts that they read.
Reading is done outside of class
Pencil, printer, coloring supplies (optional). All pdfs/materials will be provided by the instructor.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
comprehension quizzes.
3 hours per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Texts of "The Necklace" and "The Gift of the Magi" is provided


Vanessa Roach
Lives in the United States
B.S.Ed, TESOL, MAET Inclusive & Interactive Educator
246 total reviews
336 completed classes

About Me

Thank you for visiting my Outschool profile! In my classes, I work with all levels of students (IEP students, general education, and gifted students).  My goal as a teacher is to foster critical thinking and oral/written communication skills in... 
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