Writing Skills: Perfecting the Paragraph
Kim Cooper Smith
In this class, students will learn and discuss how to construct a paragraph that is cohesive, organized, and effective. I want students to see writing as step-by-by process rather than one exhaustive and overwhelming effort.
US Grade 10 - 12
In this class, we will learn about the purpose, parts, and process for creating a paragraph. I teach students to approach writing as a "step by step" process, rather than seeing it as one exhaustive exercise. Each component of the paragraph is closely examined with specific suggestions to support the student's understanding. We will begin with how to get started and the process of brainstorming to ensure our paragraph makes an impact. This class is packed with information and examples, and...
Students will have a better understanding of a paragraph, its importance in writing, and the tools to construct one.
I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults within the educational and mental health systems. While in graduate school, I was a part-time college instructor which ignited my passion for teaching. I then became a mental health therapist, working in residential facilities as well as in the community. For the past six years, I have taught students online, which has been rewarding and challenging in ways that continue to inspire me. Along with being a teacher, I am also a writer. I have had two short stories published, and I continue to regularly submit material. For three years, I had a blog that included my short stories, reviews, and opinions on various issues. Other examples of my writing experience consist of curriculums for an independent living program, program descriptions, numerous website articles, as well as online advertisements. I enjoy sharing my passion for writing with students and hearing about what inspires them. I strive to provide a supportive atmosphere for my students, allowing them to harness and express their creativity in ways unique to them. Throughout my educational and professional careers, I have implemented various tools in my own life to create and maintain a system of learning, organization, and balance. After successes and failures alike, I now believe the knowledge of "how to learn" is a skill that serves us well after we graduate from school. I enjoy sharing these valuable skills with students who may discover a new way to be productive, feel confident as they plan for their future, and apply them to different parts of their lives for the rest of their lives.
Students will need to bring a tablet or paper and pen in order to write a paragraph during class.
Meet the teacher
Hi, and thank you for stopping by my page. I have been with Outschool for over three years, and I continue to be inspired by my work with students. I stumbled across online teaching six years ago, quickly discovering it to be a rewarding and...
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Completed by 12 learners
Live video meetings
2-6 learners per class