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Write What You Like Camp: Planning Academic and Non-Fiction Writing Teen

Bridget Smith M.Ed.
Average rating:4.6Number of reviews:(842)
In this two session camp, teens will learn to plan writing assignments using graphic organizers. Students with dysgraphia and other learning differences often find graphic organizers helpful to record thoughts and plan their writing. #study

Class experience

US Grade 7 - 10
Students will learn about four different types of graphic organizers and plan out four different writing projects based on topics of their choice.
Bridget Smith is a credentialed K-12 teacher, a published writer, and the mom to learners with dyslexia and dysgraphia.  She has extensive experience supporting kids with ADHD and other learning differences here on the Outschool platform. Bridget offers a series of "Write What You Like" classes to assist students with ADHD, dyslexia, and dysgraphia get thoughts out of their heads and onto paper in order to plan out and support academic writing.  She also offers "Real People Real History", "Books for All Kids" , and "Book for All Teens" book studies that help support all learners, including those with dyslexia and dysgraphia as they explore history and fiction written from diverse perspectives.
Homework Offered
After class students and families have the option of using the graphic organizers developed for more detailed writing projects.
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Writing supports such as templates and graphic organizers will be shared in the Outschool classroom before class.  Please download them if possible because they will provide support for your student’s' writing.  I will also share them in Google Doc form if possible to further support students with dyslexia and dysgraphia who prefer to type or use voice to text.  Blank paper, pens, and colored markers and pencils can be helpful to have on hand if your teen wants to be creative.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students may be using Google Docs and  Google Jamboard to record and share their ideas.  These are COPPA Compliant Resources.
Teacher developed templates of graphic organizers using the Google Docs format.

For more information on how graphic organizers can help students with ADHD, poor working memory, dysgraphia, and other learning differences please see the following articles by these valuable organizations that support parents and teachers of students with learning disabilities:

Nationally recognized resource for teachers and parents who work with kids with learning differences

National policy  advocacy group and educational resource for individuals with learning disabilities and those who support them.

Bilingual education and literacy and language organization funded by the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association

Meta Analysis published in Learning Disability Quarterly

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) resource on meeting the needs of students with ADHD in the classroom.

Reyes, E. N., Wakeman, S., & Bowman, J. (2020). The Use of Graphic Organizers in Inclusive Classrooms for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (TIPS Series: Tip #10). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, TIES Center.
Average rating:4.6Number of reviews:(842)
I love being part of the Outschool learning community!  I offer executive function courses for neurodivergent  and preteens and students with learning disabilities.   I specialize in supporting teens with ADHD, autistic learners, learners with... 
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for 2 classes
2x per week, 1 week
45 min

Completed by 5 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-17
3-12 learners per class

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