Language Arts

Every teacher knows those students who love to show what they know by speaking, but struggle to produce writing that reflects their understanding. We have all encountered students who lack confidence in their writing or who struggle with it to the point that they stop trying to improve in this area. The best way to engage less confident writers is to give them something powerful to think about.
The Discourse and Writing Cycle explores writing as a means to focus student thinking, fuel deeper learning, and build complex understanding in English, social studies, math, and science. This course will help teachers to implement strategies that support young writers to unlock their own writing skills and abilities. Students will learn to use discussion to connect their thinking to inspired writing.

This course is appropriate for 4th through 12th grade teachers. Required text: The Better Writing Breakthrough Connecting Student Thinking and Discussion to Inspire Great Writing, is approximately   $20 to $25 used/new through Amazon or another bookseller of your choice.


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Course No. ED465c, ED565c

Tuition $195 ‑ $280

Quarter Credits 3

This course helps young writers generate ideas for their writing. It will ignite their imagination and encourage their creativity. Writing prompts are an excellent tool for inspiration. Your K-12 students will have fun developing ideas. They may use brainstorming or written, visual or video prompts to come up with fun and exiting ways to express themselves. Designed for students with diverse learning styles. Gather some collegues, group learning is encouraged!

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