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GACE Early Childhood Education: Teaching Writing Skills - Chapter Summary
Use this chapter's lessons to review types of writing, writing for an audience and other skills needed to teach writing as you study for the GACE Early Childhood Education exam. Our lessons will help you handle exam questions on the following topics:
- Techniques for teaching writing
- Fact, persuasion and informed opinion in nonfiction
- Characteristics of narrative writing
- Grammar and punctuation
- Spelling strategies
- Peer editing
Our instructors have created engaging lessons, filled with examples to help you brush up on what you should know to teach writing. In addition to self-assessment quizzes, each lesson comes with a written transcript that allows you to follow along with the instructor.
1. How to Teach Writing
This lesson will focus on ways to teach students the writing process and will provide engaging ways to teach steps of the writing process and organize ideas while writing.
2. Types of Writing
The four major types of writing are persuasive, descriptive, narrative, and expository. In this lesson you will learn about each of these types in detail, as well as see some short examples to help further understanding.
3. Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction
How do you know what to believe and what to doubt? Watch this video lesson to learn how to differentiate between facts, persuasion, and informed opinions.
4. What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples
This lesson will assist you in identifying and understanding the major components of expository writing. Learn more about expository writing and see some common examples. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.
5. What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples
This lesson will teach you how to identify all components of persuasive writing. You'll learn more about informational texts and test your understanding through a brief quiz.
6. What is Narrative Writing? - Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn what makes a piece of writing a narrative. Examples are also given to illustrate the specific types of narrative writing.
7. Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples
This lesson explains the purpose behind various types of writing. In addition, author's purpose is defined using examples to illustrate the explanations.
8. Organizational Patterns for Writing: Purpose and Types
Ever read a piece of writing and simply not understand the message? Knowing the structure of the writing will often help you understand it. Watch this video lesson to learn about structure of writing.
9. Writing for Your Audience
By understanding some fundamental characteristics about your audience, you can write more effectively and be in better control of how well your writing is received by that audience. This video explains the basic points that you should consider in order to provide more informative and more persuasive essays for your readers.
10. What Is Grammar? - Exercises & Overview
In this lesson, we'll look at the grammatical structure of the English language. What are the basic parts of speech that make up the building blocks of sentences? Keep reading, and you'll see!
11. What is Punctuation? - Rules & Signs
In this lesson, we'll find out what punctuation is. We'll then learn some rules for using the most common punctuation marks as well as review sample sentences utilizing the punctuation rules.
12. Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words
How do we form words in our language? What gives them definitions? Watch this video lesson to discover how word parts like prefixes, suffixes and root words make up words and affect their meanings.
13. Peer Editing: How to Edit Essays By Other Writers
Alfred Sheinwold once said, 'Learn all you can from the mistakes of others.' A great way to improve your own writing is by editing the writing of others - especially when you have to find the not so obvious mistakes. That is what we will be learning in this lesson - how to edit the work of other writers. The biggest benefit will be in helping you avoid those same mistakes in your own writing.
14. Using Technology to Teach Writing
In this lesson, teachers will learn how to use technology in order to teach students writing and publishing techniques. Additionally, this lesson will discuss how teachers can use various technological resources to facilitate students using written communication in various modes in their classrooms.
15. Assistive Technology for Writing in the Classroom
This lesson looks at assistive technology for writing in the classroom that is worth writing about. Explore assistive technology for students needing support for writing composition, fine motor handwriting skills, and/or other areas of need.
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- GACE Early Childhood Education: The US in the 1960s to Today
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