BUILDING EFFECTIVE WRITING PROMPTS FOR ALL STUDENTS

(8 Hours) For student essays to be detailed and thorough, a well- planned writing prompt is the first step in supporting your students. This course teaches you five main types of writing prompts: narrative, creative, expository, persuasive, and reading response. You’ll learn a simple structure to follow when designing each writing prompt plus examples representative of grades k-12 writing expectations.

COURSE DETAILS:
  • Price: $25

  • Credit Type: Professional Development

  • Credits: 8 PD Hours

  • 11 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course

CONTENT AREAS:

  • ELA, Reading/Writing
  • Lesson & Curriculum Planning
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Testing Strategies
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Course Objectives:

What You Will Learn
  • Learn the components for each of the five main types of writing prompts
  • Analyze sample writing prompts representative of grade levels k-12
  • Build a writing prompt plan aligned to a specific instructional goal

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What You Will Learn:

Course Sections

Learn the four components of a strong writing prompt so you can support your students in the development of their writing. The five main types of writing prompts are explored in this course: narrative, creative, expository, persuasive, and reading response. You’ll view samples of each writing prompt type, learn the steps to developing a strong writing prompt, and learn to build a writing prompt action plan for use in the classroom. Future or new teachers will find this course useful for the templates and examples provided for each writing prompt, and experienced teachers will enjoy the concise content that provides a refresher for each main writing prompt type.

In this course you’ll learn:

  • The five main types of writing prompts
  • The four components that all strong writing prompts have in common
  • How to build a detailed writing prompt plan

Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

How can I develop a writing prompt that will help my students best demonstrate mastery of content and skills?

Really Helpful Course

I am excited to create a classroom of stronger writers through my gained knowledge from this course. I loved learning about the elements of a fully developed writing prompt. Now I can take this back to my team to make sure we all are creating effective writing prompts!

-Middle School Teacher

Professional Development Credits:

Credits

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 8 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs).

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Course Sections

Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – Types of Writing Prompts

Learn the five types of writing prompts covered in this course, two methods for assessment them, and reflect on a past prompt you created or were assigned.

Section 2 – Narrative Writing Prompts

Learn the components of a narrative writing prompt, then reflect on how to develop your own narrative writing prompt for a lesson aligned to your content or grade level.

Section 3 – Creative Writing Prompts

Learn the components of a creative writing prompt, then reflect on how to develop your own creative writing prompt for a lesson aligned to your content or grade level.

Section 4 – Expository Writing Prompts

Learn the components of an expository writing prompt, then reflect on how to develop your own expository writing prompt for a lesson aligned to your content or grade level.

Section 5 – Persuasive Writing Prompts

Learn the components of a persuasive writing prompt, then reflect on how to develop your own persuasive writing prompt for a lesson aligned to your content or grade level.

Section 6 – Reading Response Writing Prompts

Learn the components of a reading response writing prompt, then reflect on how to develop your own reading response writing prompt for a lesson aligned to your content or grade level.

Professional Development Course Resources

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 with Sample
  • Effectiveness Rubric
  • Implementation Observation Checklist with Sample
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  • Instructor Feedback for Implementation
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