Teaching English summer school courses can be a rewarding experience. Students understand they need the credits, and teachers often have flexibility.
Melissa and Lauralee break down two ways to approach teaching summer school as a language arts teacher.
Melissa at Reading and Writing Haven outlines a summer school curriculum with flexibility for teachers who have a good idea of why the students were placed their summer school class in the first place. She is realistic in her approach, noting that teachers should put reading at the forefront, concentrate on one writing genre, and focus on sentence structure. She also details multiple approaches to reaching students who might not want to be in summer school.
Having taught summer school multiple times, Lauralee at Language Arts Classroom has a plan! First, ask questions and get permission for your ideas. Your overall goal? Getting students ready for the next step in their educations and to do that, you must know the standards. Then, work to engage students, taking into account that your students might be reluctant learners. Scaffold materials, provide student choice, and encourage student success with a few well-placed lessons.