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Writing a Personal Response Essay on a Famous Painting

A one-week class that meets 3 times where kids will examine a famous painting and write an essay about it.
Lisa Rohloff
302 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 5 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
45 minutes
per class
3x per week
over 1 week
10-13
year olds
3-9
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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Class Experience

The following are learning goals:
 - examine a work of art and think deeply about it.
 - use descriptive words and phrases in writing.
 - Proper use of grammar and spelling.
 - Good sentence, paragraph, and 5 paragraph essay structure.
 - Gain confidence in writing.
 - Gain skills and confidence in sharing what you have written.
 - Creating and using an editing checklist.
 - Understanding the writing process (planning, outlining, writing a draft, editing, writing final copy).
I love working with kids! I have 14 years of teaching experience, and I have taught in both traditional school settings and as a homeschool parent. I am passionate about helping kids at all levels of their reading and writing journey. It's so exciting when I see a student gain confidence as a reader/writer or when I can help a young aspiring writer achieve their dreams.

My writing experience includes writing copy for marketing materials, ghost writing for corporate executives, technical writing, writing newspaper articles, and writing instructions for digital technology applications. Managing a corporate internal newsletter was one of my favorite projects. I created the newsletter design, interviewed and wrote articles about team members, and managed the editing and submission process for all the contributors. As a hobby, I love to write short stories, poetry, and songs. I can't imagine my life without writing.

My education includes a BA in Communications and a Master of Science in Technical and Professional Communication (MSTPC). Because I have completed 2 years of my BA and all of my MS classes online, I am skilled with the various aspects of online learning. I love using what I have learned to help kids become better at reading and writing.
Day 1: Answer questions as you examine a work of art.
Day 2: Write a rough draft of the personal response essay.
Day 3: Edit and write the final copy of the essay.
 1 file available upon enrollment
A 2-page worksheet is provided in the classroom. Students can print this out. They will also be writing or typing their essay, so they will need either paper and pen or a device to type on.
I will read the essays and provide written feedback on what the student did well and any areas where they can improve.
2 hours 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
We will use the following paintings will be used during and outside of class. Students do not need to find these. I will provide slides with them.
"Proud" by Kevin Williams
"Sunrise" by Claude Monet
"Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dali
"Portrait de L'artiste Sans Barbe" by Vincent Van Gogh
"The Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh

Teacher

Lisa Rohloff
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Teacher and Writer
302 total reviews
313 completed classes

About Me

I love working with kids! I have 14 years of teaching experience and have taught in traditional school settings, online, and as a homeschool parent. I'm passionate about helping kids at all levels of their reading and writing journeys. I feel... 
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