Although students often think of writing as an activity they encounter only in English Language Arts class, we know that students need to be able to write about any subject area to succeed in college and their future careers.
In this course, you will examine the methods and materials that are best-suited for teaching writing in diverse content areas to prepare students for college-level writing. You will review theories and best practices of teaching writing across content areas, including the foundational concepts and history of Writing Across the Curriculum. You’ll create writing assignments that bring together students’ writing skills and their knowledge of your subject area. In addition, you’ll cultivate strategies for offering helpful, supportive feedback on students’ writing.
Using the techniques from this course, you will be able to implement engaging writing
assignments in your classroom, regardless of what subject area you teach, to help prepare your
students to communicate successfully in college and beyond.