The Critical Reading and Writing Level 3 course aims to prepare students for upper-level English courses and standardized tests such as the PSAT and SAT. Students will build the foundational skills required to comprehend, interpret, and analyze challenging texts that cover a variety of subjects. Additionally, students will complete rhetorical analysis essays, and improve their abilities in writing analytical essays.
7th Grade through 9th Grade. Students should be prepared to complete a few homework assignments, including three essays, and come to class ready and willing to learn.
Readers at this level will focus on breaking down complex arguments into simpler components, and be able to discern the main argument of a passage. Students will learn how to make reasonable interpretations of a text, close read lines for theme and purpose, and analyze the arguments that compose a passage.
Writers at this level will focus on mastering rhetorical analysis essays. This entails identifying the rhetorical devices an author uses, how it supports the author’s argument, and how it persuades the reader.
Critical Reading and Writing-L3(Grade7-9)-Lecturer:Terry
[8/19 - 10/23] Wed, Fri 3:30pm - 5:00pm (West Coast)
6:30pm - 8:00pm (East Coast)
25 years of English teaching experience
Model English Language Development Specialist Credential
Masters of Curriculum and Instruction
As an English teacher in the US and abroad, Terry has 25 years of experience. She has taught all grade levels including university and has been an online teacher for seven years. She holds a teaching credential from the State of California and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction. Her goal is to teach learners how to think critically and participate in their own learning process. Both students and parents give great feedback on her encouraging teaching style and patience.