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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.
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.
Goals and Purpose
Session 1—The Purpose of Narrative Writing
Session 2—Personal Narrative and the Common Core State Standards
Session 3—Personal Narrative through the Eyes of Mentor Texts and Videos
Session 4—Generating Ideas about Narrative Writing
Session 5—Transitioning into Seed Ideas
Session 6—Strengthening Your Writing
Session 7—Evaluating Personal Narrative Writing
Session 8—Reflecting on Your Learning and Teaching of Personal Narrative
Throughout the course, opportunities are provided for teachers to connect their learning across sessions and to explicitly consider the implications of that learning for classroom practice. Teachers will also be able to revisit their work and reflections by viewing their individual Course Portfolios.
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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 Release:||Aug 03, 2015|
|Estimated Effort:||6 Hrs Online
4 Hrs Offline
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.