Content Area Writing 7-12


Effective writing is important in all subjects, not just the English classroom! This online, standards-based course will help students discover practical strategies for addressing writing in content area classes. Teachers will create writing activities and lessons for their classroom while delivering standards-based curriculum for their specific discipline. Emphasis is given to using writing for a variety of purposes, including writing to learn, writing for an audience and writing assessments. This course is ideal for science, social science, mathematics and other content area teachers who want to effectively incorporate writing in their curriculum. Course may be completed with or without students.  Required course text must be purchased separately.

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"Content Area Writing was organized and the support from the instructor was timely and extreme helpful.  The content of the text was laid out in a format that transferred easily to the classroom.  My favorite strategies from the text were the "Writing to Learn" strategies, which really captures the students thinking in a quick and concise manner."      -Marybeth, 7th grade science teacher, Illinois