Teaching Strategies for Content-Area Writing


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What is content area writing?

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1. Which is an example of learning to write in the content areas?

2. What is an important aspect of writing to learn?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Teaching writing in content areas can be achieved using different methods, and the worksheet/quiz pairing has been written to see what you understand about writing instruction for content areas. Quiz questions ask about various concepts that are central to the effective instruction of writing across the curriculum.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the quiz, you will be tested on:

  • Using write breaks as an instructional technique
  • The difference between writing to learn and learning to write
  • Definition of content area writing
  • Key idea of the writing to learn process

Skills Practiced

Check your proficiency in the use of these skill sets during completion of the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about writing instruction for content areas from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of writing instruction to identify a correct example of learning to write in the content areas
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about writing to learn/learning to write in a different light
  • Defining a key concept - make certain you can accurately define a main phrase, content area writing

Additional Learning

Experience that empowerment to learn more! You are invited to review the accompanying lesson entitled Teaching Strategies for Content-Area Writing. These key objectives can be found within the lesson:

  • Define writing conventions
  • Learn the steps of the writing process
  • Understand the teaching technique using exit and admit slips