This gives me such a great model for letting go of the teacher-driven classroom and letting the students do more of the hard work and research… I feel like it changes my role as a teacher and helps me align to Common Core at the same time.
Melissa NicholsonTeacherWilliam James Middle School (TN)
Our microcourses are a practical and proven alternative to the drudgery of textbooks and worksheets and the excess of many “comprehensive programs.” Short arcs of close work with complex texts, microcourses can be used individually to supplement and strengthen existing curriculum. Or, they can be linked together to create an entire year’s worth of study.  All microcourses are tightly aligned to the CCSS and TEKS for English language arts.

All microcourses are accompanied by detailed teacher guides and include a range of grade-appropriate activities to support

  • Close reading of complex informational and literary texts.
  • Writing in a range of genres including narrative, expository, and text-based explanations and arguments.
  • Reading and writing across multiple complex texts.
  • Small- and whole-group, text-based discussions.

How schools use our curriculum.
See examples of our materials.
Inquiry By Design and CCSS.
Inquiry By Design and TEKS.