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Personal narrative writing has been described as the most beloved type of writing, especially for early elementary students and teachers. The new method of teaching writing is more structured, meaningful, and experienced-based, allowing students to gain a deeper understanding into the art form of how stories are crafted. This course will help you break down and understand the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to find meaning in the new method as you participate both as the student as well as the teacher.


About This Course

This course will enable you to actively engage in the writing process of creating a personal narrative. It will allow you to take your learning and experience and use it to teach your students in a meaningful way. You will be motivated to create powerful stories that are generated from nothing else except your own experiences and ability to draw on feelings and emotions within those moments. All of this will be done by having you go through the process as your students will do.

You will study mentor texts, reflect on your learning, and link important lessons together to make meaning out of the experience. All of your work (reflection questions, checks for understanding, your own personal narrative) will be housed in your Class Portfolio where you can see the progression of your learning.

 
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WAYS TO TAKE THIS COURSE

Simply Audit this Course

Can't commit to all of the lectures, assignments, and tests? Audit this course and have complete access to all of the course material, tests, people, portfolios, and the online discussion forum. You decide what and how much you want to do.

Try for a Certificate

Looking to test your mettle? Participate in all of the course's activities (we use the honor code around here) and if your work meets the 85% requirements, you'll receive a personalized certificate to showcase your achievement. You can also apply for course credit (if desired).


Course Staff

Amanda M. Lehrman


Amanda Lehrman is an elementary school educator, currently teaching a Gifted and Talented program to second through fifth grade students. In addition, she worked with individual districts to implement various forms of professional development and reading intervention programs. Amanda is also a literacy consultant and freelance writer. 
It is strongly recommended that participants choosing to enroll in this online course are currently working as classroom teachers or have a strong familiarity working with students in this age range. Although coursework can be completed without direct student interaction, participants will be asked to reflect on how these practices will look in their own classroom with students in grades K–2. 
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Course Code: WR102E
Course Release: Aug 03, 2015
Estimated Effort: 6 Hrs Online
4 Hrs Offline

Suggested Prerequisites:
It is strongly recommended that participants choosing to enroll in this online course are currently working as classroom teachers or have a strong familiarity working with students in this age range. Although coursework can be completed without direct student interaction, participants will be asked to reflect on how these practices will look in their own classroom with students in grades K–2. 

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