This course will teach participants about five main types of writing prompts: narrative, creative, expository, persuasive and reading response. Several examples of each type of prompt for all grade levels will be shared, as well as step-by-step templates to help participants develop their own grade-level appropriate wiring prompts.
Participants in this course will learn about the importance of direct phonics instruction and hands-on word work, and how this instruction directly helps to develop the reading and writing fluency of their students.
Participants in this course will learn strategies to teach expository writing for 4th through 8th grade students. The training will cover the entire writing process, from analyzing a prompt and creating a plan, to writing a first draft, as well as editing and revising.
Participants in this course will learn what typical writing looks like for kindergarten through third grade students, as well as some common writing tasks they can be expected to accomplish. This course will also cover the purpose of both holistic and analytic rubrics, and when each type is appropriate to use for assessment of student writing.