I have a unique teaching opportunity. I am tasked with teaching an English elective that is 9 weeks in length with 90 minute classes. I was able to choose the content of the elective my district guidelines. The course I have chosen is multicultural literature. I have some freedom for this class. Because this class will likely be students who are reluctant readers, I want to make the class relevant and engaging while still making it challenging. I also would like to make the class more like a book club than a reading and writing class. I don't want it to "feel" like just another English class! In other words, I don't want to worry about having to "assess" whether or not the students actually read the assigned reading, but rather assess the skills of analysis. I also would like to make it a problem or question based class while giving them freedom of choice. How do I accomplish that? All suggestions would be appreciated!
- English Language Arts
- Collaboration / Engagement / Planning