Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  1. the Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards for the grade they teach (k-8)
  2. the importance of having a firm grasp on all elements of fiction and nonfiction, as we better balance our literacy instruction
  3. the expectations for our children and how we can make them more successful and motivated to read and write while feeling less frustrated
  4. the highly evolved vocabulary and terms that are emphasized at each grade level


  1. why there was a need to revamp and improve our current learning standards
  2. how to compare the Next Generation Learning Standards to the Common Core Standards that are currently in place
  3. what each standard means and how it impacts instruction
  4. how to apply the Next Generation Learning Standards into the classroom each day
  5. why it is crucial to meet these standards

and Be Able To

  1. modify existing lessons as well as create new and exciting lessons for children that meet the Next Generation Learning Standards. You don't have to reinvent the wheel
  2. motivate and select appropriate texts for children to enjoy while teaching them how to effectively read, analyze, and respond to both fiction and nonfiction
  3. break down texts across many genres while developing lessons that assess the many of levels of comprehension that we strive to teach each day
  4. take away from the class a variety of downloadable/printable documents as well as online resources for lesson design and reference
  5. apply what they are learning throughout the course into their classrooms as the course is running in order to get feedback and exchange ideas

and much, much more!

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