The Write Stuff: Content Area Writing
EDUC 792 or 600
Instructor: Dr. Larry Napoleon
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Correspondence
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $390
Partner Class Offered Through Learner's Edge
Teaching writing in a non-language arts class can be fulfilling and applicable to each and every discipline. Explore all the ways in which you really can incorporate “writing to learn” into your classroom. This course will help you delve into techniques and philosophies that will assist you in developing well rounded learners who can write powerfully within a variety of subject matters. You will review and develop a variety of assessments that can support students at each stage of the writing process, and can alleviate some of the load that grading writing can sometimes create. Both your students and your instruction will benefit from the inclusion of writing tasks that empower students, reinforce learning, and build relationships and student independence. You will be able to motivate and support your grades 6-12 students in meaningful, powerful ways with writing.
As a result of this participation in this course, students should:
1. Understand how writing can enhance the instruction of a variety of content areas.
2. Understand how to create assignments that are meaningful, engaging and skills-based.
3. Create assessments that evaluate both the process of writing and the final product.
4. Understand the different aspects of coaching and judging student writing.
5. Design a series of activities using a variety of writing strategies.
Strong, W. (2006), Write for Insight. Boston, MA: Pearson
Course is not available online.