Common Core: Implementing the Writing Standards 6-8

Presented by: Meesha Brown

In this course, you will learn how to implement the Common Core State Standards for grades 6-8 writing instruction in your own classroom, whether you teach English language arts or high school science. You will examine the organization of the standards to see how the demand for more sophisticated writing increases over time. You will also explore in detail the 10 anchor standards that run through the two grade bands of K-5 and 6-12, including text types and purposes, production and distribution of writing, research to build and present knowledge, and range of writing.

As you take this course, you will:

  • Listen to experts.
  • Watch real classroom learning.
  • Read research and best practice.
  • Access an application toolkit that provides resources, lesson plans, and graphic organizers.


45 Clock Hours $279 View Syllabus Add To Cart

1 Graduate Credit ** $304 View Syllabus Add To Cart

3 Graduate Credits $499 View Syllabus Add To Cart


** Plus additional fee of $55 payable to Adams State University at course completion. See Program Details for more information.

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Meesha Brown

Meesha Brown

Meesha Brown is a course author and frequent presenter at Knowledge Delivery Systems. She is also the founder of Patalogos, an education organization that provides consulting and facilitation services related to the College and Career Readiness agenda. Meesha has partnered with EQuIP (Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products) to design and facilitate training sessions for educators, the American Museum of Natural History to advise on aligning educator resources to the CCSS, and the Odell Education Design team to create a proficiency series. Prior to this, Meesha worked at the NYC Department of Education as the Director of Literacy, where she designed and managed the NYC DOE Common Core Lab Site Initiative and managed the Citywide Instructional Expectations committees for literacy across content areas. She was also a Senior Instructional Coach for the Common Core Secondary Literacy Pilot, managing 20 Common Core pilot sites and the production of materials for the NYC DOE Common Core Library. Previously, Meesha was a Teacher and Director of Instruction for The Urban Assembly Academy of Civic Engagement, as well as a fourth grade English and Language Arts Teacher at the Midland Academy Charter School. Meesha has presented both nationally and internationally, including being the Keynote speaker at the 2011 GE Developing Futures Conference in Orlando Florida, and a panelist at the 2012 5th International Entertainment Education Conference in New Delhi, India. Meesha studied Urban Policy at the Milano New School for Management and Urban Policy and holds a BA in English from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, with a specialty in reading.