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K-12 Professionals

Literacy, The Write Way: Developing Writers in All Content Areas

EDUC 792 or 600

3 CREDITS

$390

Combo

Instructor: Dr. Olufunmilayo Amobi

Grading: Letter

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

Course Description:

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 Grades 3-12

Objectives:

The participant will:

1.  Demonstrate understanding of the 6+ 1 Traits of Writing:
     a. Ideas  b.Organization  c. Voice  d. Word Choice  e. Sentence Fluency f . Conventions  
     g. Presentation

2.  Devise effective ways of integrating all traits of writing into their classrooms.

3.  Demonstrate proficiency in assessing student writing using the Traits as the criteria.

Texts/Readings:

Text:
Culham, R. (2003). 6+1 Traits of writing: the complete guide for the primary grades. New York: Scholastic.

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