Designing Authentic ELA Tasks | 9-12

  • Author: Eduscape
  • Course Level: 100 
  • Est. Length: 30 minutes
Course Description:
High school English language arts educators, you probably enjoy reading, writing, and analyzing literature. Not all students relish their English lessons. It is possible to promote greater engagement, inspire self-directed learning, and increase intrinsic motivation to learn by designing authentic learning tasks. This mini-course will explore how to make high school-level English prompts more authentic and connect them with real-world applications. You will practice designing your own authentic problems by drawing connections to students’ lives and communities, providing opportunities to explore careers, asking more open-ended questions, and more!  As you integrate authentic tasks, your students will be ready to engage in real-world English problems, analyze varying perspectives, and conduct independent research.