14475 • Teaching English I: Fresh Ideas for Freshmen-Cullowhee
Designed for high school ELA teachers and those who coach them.
Many freshmen struggle academically, not because they lack ability but because they are not prepared to exercise the personal responsibility their teachers expect of them. Successful teachers of English I find ways to bridge the gap, to support the recent middle schooler without alienating the high schooler. This program will examine the knowledge and skills necessary to make that transition. Teachers will engage in and then craft their own language arts activities that support and extend their students’ abilities. Activities will address reading, writing, thinking, speaking and listening skills.