Teaching Writing

  • ELA-913
  • 3  Credits
  • Online
  • 4.92 out of 5 stars

Teachers recognize that equipping students with the necessary tools for writing well shapes students into strong and effective communicators. This practical and enriching skill will always be valued, no matter what career or vocational field students choose. This course is designed to explore the writing process, as well as the types, styles, and mechanics of writing. Students will learn how to clearly identify the distinct types and purposes of writing, as well as the stages of the writing process. They will learn how to teach writing with confidence and skill, as well as how to manage peer and teacher conferences. Students will leave this course with a practical collection of effective writing activities to use in their classrooms; these lesson plans will have been tailor-made to meet their students' needs. Teachers will be inspired with practical, hands-on strategies to build strong writing skills in their students. It will show teachers how collaboration and equipping students with essential writing skills will shape their students into effective communicators.

This course is designed to meet the objectives identified in the Common Core State Standards in Language Arts and the five core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. These national standards undergird the activities of the course. Students will be asked to make connections between their work and these standards or the standards of their own states.

NOTE: Required book must be acquired separately.

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