What is “real,” anyway? Creating a new 12th-grade ELA course to align with college composition
Sarah Pittman, Homewood-Flossmoor High School and Jason Evans, Prairie State CollegeCollaboration 146
The co-presenters, a high school and a community college English teacher, collaborated to create a new 12th-grade ELA course under the state’s Transitional Instruction Initiative. The new course more intentionally aligns with first-year college composition. They will share information about the course, their work together as colleagues at neighboring institutions, and how they've created a curriculum, along with engaging instructional techniques, to make college a more realistic and tangible option for students that identify themselves as needing extra support in the areas of reading and writing.