Building Effective Writing Prompts for All Students

(7 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.    

ONLINE COURSE DETAILS

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

Learn the components for each of the five main types of writing prompts

Analyze sample writing prompts representative of grade levels k-12

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Build a writing prompt plan aligned to a specific instructional goal

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What You Will Learn In This Course:

Learn the four components of a strong writing prompt so you can support your students in 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:

How can I develop a writing prompt that will help my students best demonstrate 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 Professional Development Courses are pre-approved in many states and we provide easy approval forms to submit to your license granting authority if required.

If you are a teacher seeking license renewal and wish to verify acceptance of our Professional Development Courses, 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 for teacher re-licensing and salary advancement.

 

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

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

Course Sections:

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

Putting it All Together

  • Using the sample provided, select a writing prompt type and build your own writing prompt for your grade level and content area

Applying What you Have Learned

  • Get ideas on how to implement the concepts in your classroom, find a list of online resources that support writing in your classroom, and read the research behind development of writing prompts that supports this evidence- based professional development

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

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.