T&L 2900: VIR: Best Practices in Writing Instruction

Excellent writing skills are important for all students across the curriculum. In this course, teachers will learn evidence-based instructional writing strategies that directly connect to the Common Core State Standards for K-12 students. Topics covered in this course include strategies for teaching narrative composition, argumentative and informative writing skills, planning and revision techniques, improving sentence construction skills,spelling, and handwriting. Motivating students during the writing process, using technology to support writing instruction, as well as teaching writing to English Language Learners, and using writing instruction within the Response To Intervention framework are also covered in this class. Teachers will not only learn the latest research and instructional procedures but, will also have the opportunity to create lesson plans specific to the needs of the students in their classroom.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn how to design an effective writing program for pre-K-12th grade students.
  • Incorporate instructional best practices to teach narrative composition, argumentative, and informative writing.
  • Develop best practices in teaching planning, evaluation, and revision of student assignments, as well as improving sentence structure, spelling skills, and using technological support across the curriculum.
  • Use instructional best practices to teach writing skills to English Language Learners.
  • Apply research-based instructional strategies to develop dynamic lesson plans for students in their classroom.

Please refer to the Course Resource document for more course information (requirements, grading, etc.)

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Course Resources
Best Practices in Writing Instruction (Course at a Glance) (PDF Document)

 Session Details

Schedule: Once the course is paid in full, you will receive access to your course and will have up to 4 months to complete. Course access is typically granted within 5-8 business days after payment is processed. Work at your own pace.

Cancellation Policy

No refund is available after access has been given to course materials.

Instructor or Facilitator

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Michelle Kalina