Middle School B: Analytical & Creative Writing

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Taken by 163 students

Learn to write with purpose. Tell a story. Change hearts and minds. Students will strengthen their analytic skills and argue their points of view in the first half of this course. In the second, they’ll nurture their creative side by building stories, plots, characters, and more.

Private 1:1
Age 11-14
50 minutes
Per class
Middle School B: Analytical & Creative Writing

About this Course

We built our English courses to align with common core standards and provide students with the opportunity to gain a practical understanding of the material through fun and compelling projects.


Billed as

$275 / month

4 classes / month × $68.75 / class
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1:1 classes are 50 minutes long and can be scheduled anytime Monday-Sunday from 7am to 7pm PT. To begin, select Book your Placement Class to signup. Our team will then match you and set up your first class!

  • Course duration
    4-6 months
  • Lesson
    50 minutes
  1. I can express an original argument in a claim that is debatable and supported by at least two reasons

  2. I can cite two pieces of textual evidence to support my argument

  3. I can write a claim that uses conditional verbs to explore a perspective counter to my true argument

  4. I can write an arguable paragraph that contains a claim, reasoning, a counterclaim, relevant evidence, clear analysis, and a concluding statement

  1. I can explain, in my own words, how my evidence supports my argument

  2. I can distinguish between claims, reasoning, evidence, and analysis

  3. I can seamlessly integrate textual evidence by using appropriate introductory phrases or clauses with correct punctuation

  1. I can write a sentence that restates my argument in fresh language and extends my argument with a new but closely related idea

  2. I can use transitional devices to express the relationship between ideas

  1. I can use color-coding to revise my arguable writing

  2. I can revise my original story by developing a theme, adding figurative language, and showing, not telling

  1. I can invent a character’s objective and develop their thoughts, choices, actions, and speech from that objective

  2. I can distinguish between a character portrait and a character in a story

  3. I can write a character portrait that explores the details of an original, three-dimensional character

  1. I can generate a major conflict from my protagonist’s objective

  2. I can structure a plot around a major conflict to my protagonist’s objective

  1. I can write an original story from a clear point of view

  2. I can manipulate point of view in my story to create an effect such as suspense or humor

  1. I can write a compelling short story that includes a three-dimensional protagonist, plausible conflict, logical plot, and a clear point of view

  1. Joyful Collaboration

    1. I practice listening to my instructor and sharing my ideas to co-create understanding
    2. I attempt tasks independently and ask my instructor questions when I need help
  2. Unlimited Curiosity

    1. I take ownership of my learning by asking meaningful questions both when I need clarification and when I want to know more about a topic
  3. Nimble Determination

    1. I practice resilience when I am frustrated that I have not yet achieved mastery of a new concept or skill; instead of complaining about challenges, I try new approaches and creative solutions
  4. Invest in Excellence

    1. I arrive to class on time and prepared to learn, with my computer set up with a strong internet connection
    2. I complete my homework on time, and if I cannot complete my homework due to other obligations, I honestly communicate the reasons for late homework to my instructor
    3. I do my best to stay present and on task for the whole session. I support my focus by putting away any distracting technology and setting notifications on my device to “do not disturb” mode

Completion of U.S. 5th grade coursework in English/Language Arts

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