Explicit Writing Instruction with the Science of Reading in Mind

Course 5274

Just as the Science of Reading describes the many complex components working together to result in skilled reading, the Science of Writing details the essential elements of a comprehensive writing curriculum. Teachers of all subject areas, in elementary or secondary classrooms, can support writing instruction through evidence-based, practical strategies. You’ll explore everything from using phonics and orthography to inform spelling, to explicit routines to build sentence and paragraph composition, as well as the study of literary devices, writer’s craft, and text structure. Learn to weave writing into the content areas like science, history/social studies and even math, with strategies to teach note-taking, summarizing, and writing about reading. Full of downloadable and ready-to-use resources, this course will help you build and broaden your writing instruction skills. 

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What you will learn:

Goals and Objectives of this Course:

  • Use prompts about explicit writing instruction, to describe assumptions and insights of practitioners, researchers and self, including how the information relates to professional education practice and growth.
  • Design a learning task to support the writer's craft, focusing on higher-level skills of language and literary devices.
  • Create an activity for students to collaborate as they engage in writing various text types and with attention to the structure of each type.
  • Implement a routine to support transcription skills such as letter formation, phonics, spelling, morphology, or handwriting.
  • Challenge the status quo to develop explicit instructional strategies for teaching sentence and paragraph construction.
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