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Writing+ Reading Comprehension Grade 4- SP

Teacher Kathy Ortiz
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In this class, students will read 3 short stories with topics from either science or history, then answer an essay question of their favorite story they read. This is a Self Paced class, No live meetings.

Class experience

US Grade 4
15 lessons//15 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Week 1
How did the Olympic Games begin? How do crocodiles clean their teeth? What is the Statue of Liberty?
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Week 2
Why do leaves change color in the fall? Where did the ideas for our government come from? Why does a jumping bean jump?
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Week 3
What is Earth Day? What is a mongoose? How do people know what time it is?
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Week 4
What is the praying mantis? Who was Anne Frank? How is paper made?
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Week 5
What was the Titanic? What is the powder on a butterfly’s wings? Why is Mt. Rushmore famous?
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Week 6
What plant eats meat? What was a victory garden? Where does chocolate come from?
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Week 7
What tea party became part of history? Where does the trap-door spider live? What is recycling?
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Week 8
What is a shooting star? Where was the first subway started? Why is the lionfish left alone?
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Week 9
How has the potato changed history? How do dolphins sleep without drowning? What is the birthday of the United States of America?
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Week 10
How does gravity affect the tides? Where do people pray to mountains? What bugs us every 17 years?
 Week 11
Lesson 11
Week 11
What can be learned from ancient graves? Why did the dinosaurs die out? What colorful art form began in America?
 Week 12
Lesson 12
Week 12
What happens underground during winter? How did Maggie and Lillian Rogers learn so much about the White House? Why don’t people ride zebras?
 Week 13
Lesson 13
Week 13
Who holds the record for staying alive at sea the longest? Why do you look upside down in a spoon? What is Carnegie Hall?
 Week 14
Lesson 14
Week 14
What is ball lightning? Who was Calbraith rodgers? Where did the first magnets come from?
 Week 15
Lesson 15
Week 15
Why did the Spanish come to the Americas? What animal makes bubbles on leaves? What was so special about climbing Half Dome? What unique things do bowerbirds do?
  • In this class, students will read 3 fun short stories that have different topics from science and history topics. This provides students a subject matter that keeps their interest and helps them learn to love reading, all the while they are practicing their reading. The student will read each story and then answer 5 comprehension questions on kahoot.com in an activity the teacher will provide a link to in the classroom.
I am a homeschool parent of 20+ years. I have educated my three adults children from K-12th grade, 2 of which are now in College. I have a Masters degree in teaching and learning with technology, and a Bachelor's degree in organizational management. I have training in behavioral therapy and am able to apply this to all my classes to be able to reach kids of all ages and abilities. I look forward to seeing you in my classroom. I have been working online for about 15 yrs, I have worked as a virtual assistant, online teacher,  I love helping students, teachers, and homeschool parents,  learn how to make education fun and engaging. 
Homework Offered
Turning in writing to the teacher each week for feedback.
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Parents need to ensure their students complete both the comprehension questions and writing assignments each week.
Joined July, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree in Education
Bachelor's Degree in Education
My name is Teacher Kathy Ortiz. Gamification Classes! What is Gamification you ask? All of my classes are set up in a way that we use interactive online games from nearpod.com, kahoot.it, blooket.com, and gimkit.com to help students have fun while... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $225 for all content
15 pre-recorded lessons
15 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

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