EXPOSITORY WRITING & EMBEDDED GRAMMAR INSTRUCTION (4TH – 8TH GRADE) – UOP COURSE

COURSE ID: EDUP 9259

(3 Graduate Semester Credits) In this course, you will learn methods for teaching writing skills for expository essays in the 4th through 8th-grade classroom. Teaching writing to your students as an embedded component of your curriculum is sometimes a challenge with so many diverse student needs. But, with a well-planned and structured lesson design, you can overcome this challenge and support your students in improving their essay writing. You will design an action plan for your classroom, develop an additional resource to support your plan, and analyze research to support implementation in the classroom. The course ends with you designing an implementation plan designed to ensure you are successfully incorporating the lesson concepts, ideas, and resources into a future lesson.

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COURSE DETAILS:
  • Total Price: $359
  • This price includes a $149 One-time fee now + $70/Credit when you finish your course

  • Credit Type: Graduate-Level Credit
  • Credits: 3 Semester Credits
  • 22 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course

CONTENT AREAS:

  • ELA, Reading/Writing
  • Social Studies
  • Lesson & Curriculum Planning
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives & What You Will Learn in this Course:

What You Will Learn
  • Learn About The 5 Main Expository Essay Structures
  • Practice Selecting Question Types and Aligning them to Lesson Objectives
  • Learn the Steps to Designing and writing Assessment Items and Rubrics

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Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

How can I prepare my upper elementary or middle school students to write well organized and grammatically correct expository essays?

Really loved this course!

This course gave me everything I needed, from resources to great example lesson plans to teach my students expository writing techniques. I was struggling with this at first, but now I’m really confident! I would definitely recommend this to teachers who need to improve their students’ essay and expository writing!

-Middle School Teacher

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  3 Graduate-Level Semester Credits:

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 3 Graduate-Level Semester Credits

This course falls under University of the Pacific’s (UOP) EDUP 9000-9999 numbering system, for the purposes of credential/licensure designed primarily for electives or professional development/salary advancement purposes. This course is for 3 Credits and requires a minimum passage grade of 80%. Model Teaching is an accredited partner with UOP. Upon course completion, you will be provided with 3 graduate-level semester credits, along with an official transcript and letter grade from UOP for you to submit to your district or state department of education for your licensing and/or salary advancement needs.

REGIONALLY ACCREDITED · OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT PROVIDED · INCLUDES A LETTER GRADE

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Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.  This course is offered in partnership with University of the Pacific.

The University of the Pacific is California’s oldest private chartered university established in 1851 and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). University of the Pacific offers continuing education courses through private partnerships such as Model Teaching. Model Teaching’s graduate-level credit courses provided through University of the Pacific are designed primarily for professional development/salary advancement & license renewal purposes. All online UOP-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to university credit through UOP along with an official transcript and letter grade.

University of the Pacific is regionally accredited and accredited by the following bodies:

  • Western Association of Schools & Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges & Universities (WASC-ACSCU)

All UOP-partnered Model Teaching courses will include access to graduate-level credit through UOP along with an official transcript and letter grade.

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Please confirm your specific district or state requirements for license renewal prior to registering and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our graduate-level courses.

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.  This course is offered in partnership with University of the Pacific.

The University of the Pacific is California’s oldest private chartered university established in 1851 and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). University of the Pacific offers continuing education courses through private partnerships such as Model Teaching. Model Teaching’s graduate-level credit courses provided through University of the Pacific are designed primarily for professional development/salary advancement & license renewal purposes. All online UOP-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to university credit through UOP along with an official transcript and letter grade.

University of the Pacific is regionally accredited and accredited by the following bodies:

  • Western Association of Schools & Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges & Universities – WASC-ACSCU

All course work completed will include an Official Transcript and Letter Grade, ready to submit to your district or state authority.

Please confirm your specific district or state requirements for salary advancement prior to registering and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our graduate-level courses.

Course Sections

Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – The Writing Process

  • The Difference Between Expository and Narrative Writing
  • Five Different Expository Writing Structures
  • An Overview of the Writing Process

Section 2 – The Planning & Drafting Stage

  • How to introduce and teach each of the five expository writing structures
  • How to analyze a writing prompt and choose an appropriate structure
  • Several general tips to encourage your students to begin the drafting stage

Section 3 – Writing Mini-Lessons

  • A Basic Lesson Structure You Can Use For Any Writing Mini-Lesson
  • Five Sample Lessons You Can Incorporate Immediately Into Your Writing Instruction

Section 4 – Conferences

  • How To Manage Your Time So You Can Conference Privately With Each Student
  • The Four Key Parts of a Writing Conference
  • How to Track the Content of Your Conferences

Section 5 – Revisions

  • The ARMS Acronym for Revising
  • Several Strategies You Can Teach to Help Your Students With Revising
  • How To Use a Checklist to Encourage Your Students to Peer-Revise

Section 6 – Embedded Grammar

  • Why Grammar is So Important
  • How Grammar Used to Be taught, and Why That Method is Not Effective
  • A Strategy to Teach Grammar With Mentor Sentences
  • How to Apply This Strategy in Your Own Classroom

Section 7 – Editing

  • The CUPS Acronym for Editing
  • Several Strategies You Can Teach to Help Your Students With Editing
  • How to Use a Checklist to Encourage Your Students to Peer-Edit

Section 8 – Assessment

  • How to Score Expository Writing
  • How to Use the Data You Collect From Scoring
  • Three Intervention Strategies to Use With Your Struggling Writers
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Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course
The course comes with 22 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!
These Include:

  • Expository Structures Anchor Chart
  • Descriptive Essay Organizer
  • Compare/Contrast Essay Organizer
  • Cause/Effect Essay Organizer
  • Problem/Solution Essay Organizer
  • Sequential Essay Organizer
  • Mini-Lesson Planning Template
  • Writing Prompt Template
  • Types of Leads Anchor Chart
  • Conference Notes for Individual Students Tool
  • Conference Notes Class List Tool
  • Peer Revising Checklist
  • Peer Editing Checklist
  • ExpositoryEssay Rubric
  • Expository Unit Plan
  • Conference Scheduling Planning Template
  • Mentor Sentence Planning Template
  • Implementation Observation Checklist and Sample
  • Effectiveness Checklist
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