Writing Deliciously Disgusting Elaborated Paragraphs

In this 6 week course, students will research weird foods from around the world, learn how to take notes, and use that research to write different types of elaborated paragraphs. This is great preparation for essay writing.
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 6 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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

Production and Distribution of Writing:
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.5
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. 
With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge:
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize 
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.information, and provide a list of sources.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer's purpose.
Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
I am an experienced elementary teacher and reading specialist. I also LOVE to teach writing!
Students will have about 1 hour of homework each week. They will be doing research and taking notes. I will provide research links in the student packet. Each week, students will write their own elaborated paragraph similar to the one that we did together in class.  I will provide students with a Google Slides template so that they can easily share their work with me electronically.  I will also provide a printable pdf template for students who prefer to use pencil and paper. Students who use the paper version can take a photo of their masterpiece and share it with me through the Outschool Classroom. It is recommended that students complete the work within a couple of days of our live class and turn it in. I will give feedback through private messages in Outschool and then students can use that feedback to revise their paragraphs.
 1 file available upon enrollment
You will either need to use the digital student notebook in Google Slides, which will be provided for you when you sign up for the class, or download the pdf version of the student notebook. In order to use Google Slides, you must have a gmail account.
Students will not be given a grade, but I will provide feedback (written and verbal) in order to help students develop their writing.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Students will be doing research on the Internet using links provided by the teacher. The content will be appropriate for 9-10 year olds.


Heidi Ann Lee M.Ed.
Lives in the United States
B.S. Elementary Education, M.Ed. Reading Specialist
52 total reviews
73 completed classes

About Me

* I'm taking a brief vacation from Outschool after May 5th, 2022. I hope to have classes posted again in the future. It's been a pleasure teaching all of you wonderful students.

I have a Master's degree in Education and have been an elementary... 
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