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Writing+ Reading Comprehension Grade 8- 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 8
15 lessons//15 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Week 1
What is America’s oldest state capital? Could another ice age happen? Who is Nelson Mandela?
 Week 2
Lesson 2
week 2
Can dolphins really talk? What is Kwanzaa? What disaster can fall out of the sky?
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Week 3
What were the Negro leagues? How do spinning ice skaters keep from getting dizzy? Where did potato chips come from?
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Week 4
What place on Earth gets the most rain? Who was Georgia O’Keeffe? How can bacteria clean up our own messes?
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Week 5
When was the Internet invented? How was the Grand Canyon formed? What vehicle helped win a war?
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Week 6
Who was the “African Eve”? What is salsa? How are fireworks made?
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Week 7
Who was Sequoya? What is it like to be inside an erupting volcano? What useful invention was almost too late?
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Week 8
How can you make your own paper? Who is Ellen Ochoa? What is the truth about wolves?
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Week 9
Who was the “underground man”? How can a plant invade a country? What is an urban legend?
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Week 10
Are termites helpful or harmful? What did Josephine Cochrane invent? When can elephants be backyard pets?
 Week 11
Lesson 11
Week 11
What is Lascaux Cave? How can 1,000 pets fit into a city apartment? What was discovered in the middle of New York city?
 Week 12
Lesson 12
Week 12
How can you have fun and save the environment, too? Where did the guitar come from? What can be learned from garbage?
 Week 13
Lesson 13
Week 13
Who is Carlos Santana? Can a butterfly cause a tornado? What was Pompeii?
 Week 14
Lesson 14
Week 14
What is the most dangerous animal on Earth? What is the American Indian Dance Theater? How can you save a choking person’s life?
 Week 15
Lesson 15
Week 15
Who was Bertha von Suttner? Are you a “lefty” or a “righty”? What was the Donner party? How has an Incan secret changed cotton?
  • 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. 
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: Available upon request
Feedback: Available upon request
Details: Turning in writing to the teacher each week for feedback.
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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 from Ashford University
Bachelor's Degree in Education from Ashford University
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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Ages: 13-15

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