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- Available Lessons: 54
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Patterns of Writing Development for Children
Course SummaryThis course can help teachers who are looking for information about the process of learning to write and effective strategies for teaching students how to write effectively. These engaging videos contain teaching strategies and activities that you can implement into your writing curriculum.
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This course has been designed by educators to provide helpful resources for teachers working with students who are beginning the writing process. Along with delivering techniques to teach actual writing skills, our educators will walk you through important steps of the learning process, including fostering an effective educational environment and providing sufficient feedback to students.
How It Works
Our educators have provided you with several methods to most effectively retain the information provided in this course. Each chapter contains video lessons and quizzes to assess your application of the knowledge.
This course includes the following:
- Video lessons for visual learning of teaching methods
- Handy timelines below each video so you an easily access a specific portion of the lesson
- Transcripts of the video lesson for text-based learning
- Self-assessment quizzes to test how well you can apply the skills taught in each lesson
- Exams at the conclusion of each chapter on techniques to most effectively teach students to write
- A final course exam to test your understanding of the teaching methods
How It Helps
- Demonstrates learning methods: Utilizing the video lessons will help teachers develop effective strategies to teach students the writing process.
- Provides teaching resources: Educators can find specific techniques and activities they can use to cultivate students' writing skills.
- Enhances performance: This course will help teachers create a well-rounded, effective writing environment that will improve student achievement.
|Beginning To Write|| Student writing development |
Early forms of writing
Evolution of spelling
|Activities for Teaching Writing|| Writing and vocabulary teaching techniques|
Critical thinking and collaboration
Effective writing techniques and activities
Conceptualization and understanding
|Teaching the Writing Process|| The writing process|
Prewriting and paragraph strategies
Writing organization and grammar
|Creating a Writing Environment|| Establishing a supportive & respectful environment|
Culturally responsive teaching
Creating a challenging environment
|Planning The Writing Curriculum|| Strategies for developing curriculum|
Techniques for gauging understanding
Curriculum guides and models
Teaching students at different levels of development
|Providing Effective Feedback|| Writing conferences|
Feedback techniques for writing samples, grammar and mechanics
Peer feedback strategies
|Assessing Student Writing|| Different types of assessments|
Assessing the quality of your assessments
Gauging the product and the process
Developing a grading rubric
Strategies for students to assess their own writing
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