NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

The Write Stuff: Content Area Writing

EDUC 792 or 600




Instructor: Dr. Larry Napoleon

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $390

Partner Class Offered Through Learner's Edge

Course Description:

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

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