The Writer’s Notebook
EDUC 792 or 600
Instructor: Dr. Larry Napoleon
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Combination
Location: Course is available either online or print-based, ,
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $390
Partner Class Offered Through Learner's Edge
This course is centered around the powerful 6+1 Traits of Writing model, a centerpiece of many districts' literacy program. Teachers will learn how to implement a comprehensive student writing program in their classroom, improving their skills in planning, actual instruction and assessment of student writing. Recommended for grades 3-12.
As a result of participation in this course, students should:
1. Understand how to initiate the writer's notebook.
2. Identify mini-lessons to use in the classroom for improvement of writing skills.
3. Explore the relationship/connection between reading and writing strategies.
4. Analyze the connection between strong thinking skills and strong writing skills.
The required reading is found in the following text and supplement:
Buckner, Aimee. (2005). Notebook know how: strategies for the writer's notebook. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.
Educational Leadership, Vol. 64 No.2 October (2006). ASCD: Alexandria, VA.