Building Effective Writing Prompts for All Students

(7 Hours) 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 writing prompts. The course will also include a brief overview of using rubrics to assess writing.

ONLINE COURSE DETAILS

  • Price: $30.00
  • Credit Type: Professional Development
  • Credits: 7 PD Hours
  • 8 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course

The Five Main Types of Writing & How to Teach, Assess, & Inspire Student Writing Using Well Designed Writing Prompts

Exemplar Writing Prompts for Each Type of Writing & How to Construct Your Own Effective Writing Prompts

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What You Will Learn In This Course:

  • Five main types of writing prompts: narrative, creative, expository, persuasive and reading response
  • How to assess writing with analytic or holistic rubrics
  • The four components that all strong writing prompts have in common
  • How to develop examples of each of the five types of writing prompts

Course Guiding Question:

How can I develop writing prompts that will demonstrate my students’ mastery of content and skills?

Professional Development Credits:

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 7 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs, CEUs).

Model Teaching and Action Potential Learning Professional Development Courses are pre-approved in the following states:

  • Texas: TEA CPE# 902-391, under parent company Action Potential Learning, LLC
  • Montana: Office of Public Instruction (OPI) approved
  • New York State: CTLE# 23730

If you are a teacher in a different state and wish to use our Professional Development Courses for teacher license renewal, please view our PD STATE REQUIREMENTS PAGE to learn more about your state’s requirements.

Also, consider taking our UNIVERSITY-PARTNERED, ACADEMIC CREDIT COURSES to earn regionally-accredited units or credits, accepted by most states.

 

Wendy Lipe, Instructor

Education:
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies
Southwest Texas State University

Experience & Credentials:
Over 8 Years of Teaching Experience
Current Elementary-Level Teacher
ESL State Certified (Texas), TAG Certified
Experience with Students with Learning Disabilities
(ADD, ADHD, & Dyslexia)
STATE CERTIFIED TEACHER

Course Sections:

Section 1 – Types of Writing Prompts

  • About the five main types of writing prompts
  • A brief overview of how to assess writing

Section 2 – Narrative Writing Prompts

  • Several example of grade-level appropriate narrative writing topics
  • How to write your own narrative writing prompts

Section 3 – Creative Writing Prompts

  • Several examples of grade-level appropriate creative writing topics
  • How to write your own creative writing prompts

Section 4 – Expository Writing Prompts

  • Several examples of grade-level appropriate expository writing topics
  • How to write your own expository writing prompts

Section 5 – Persuasive Writing Prompts

  • Several examples of grade-level appropriate persuasive writing topics
  • How to write your own persuasive writing prompts

Section 6 – Reading Response Writing Prompts

  • Several examples of grade-level appropriate reading response writing topics
  • How to write your own reading response writing prompts

Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course

The course comes with 11 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!  These include:

  • Creative Writing Prompt Template With Samples
  • Expository Writing Prompt Template With Samples
  • Narrative Writing Prompt Template With Samples
  • Persuasive Writing Prompt Template With Samples
  • Reading Writing Prompt Template With Samples
  • Sample Writing Prompts
  • Writing Prompt & Assessment Lesson Plan Template
  • Effectiveness Rubric

High-Quality Virtual Presentations

Our high-quality lessons are presented by your instructor in a virtual learning environment that is designed to mirror live, on-campus workshops. Choose to watch or read all lessons at any time and take advantage of our high-quality resources provided for immediate implementation of your new skills.

Access Your Courses Anytime, Anywhere

Courses are accessible to you at any time and are accessible on any computer, tablet, or smart phone. After registration, you will have access to all course lessons, templates, & assignments for one year. Take your courses at your own pace.  Pause any time and continue where you left off.  You will receive instructor feedback at each step of the course as you progress through the curriculum at your own convenience.

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Live Feedback & Communication

Our courses are designed to simulate live instruction. Throughout the course, you will receive feedback from your instructor within 24- 48 hours of your submissions as you proceed through lessons and activities. If you have a question, reach out to your instructor through our built-in messaging system or directly by email or phone.

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