How to Set Up Authentic Assignments in High School English

How to Set Up Authentic Assignments in High School English

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Samantha Shane 
edutopia.org
4 min



Assignments that align with standards and hone students’ critical thinking skills can boost their engagement in learning.


During my district’s teacher-led summer professional development, my colleagues and I often discussed the benefits of authentic learning, which helps create a culture of learning. With authentic activities and assessments, ELA students work on a variety of tasks that connect to the real world. Authentic learning is effective in virtual and in-person classes and increases student engagement while deepening learning. 

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