IBD is proud to offer grade-level Microcourses in English Language Arts as an alternative to the drudgery of textbooks and the excess of “comprehensive programs.” Courses are focused on critical aspects of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in ELA, including:
- Close reading of complex informational and literary texts.
- Writing text-based explanations and arguments.
- Reading and writing across multiple complex texts.
- Small and whole group text-based discussions.
Short (three to eight week) arcs of close work with complex texts, Microcourses can be easily nestled into existing curriculum plans. Multiple Microcourses can be “clicked together” to create grade-level courses of study that are tightly aligned to the CCSS and TEKS.