This strand is designed for subject-area teachers (grades 6–12) and AVID Elective teachers interested in infusing more strategic writing in their classes. The content will focus on the Middle Level Writing with Integrated Reading and Oral Language and High School Writing teacher guides (both texts are provided to each participant.) Participants will practice the writing process for narrative (reflective), persuasive (argument), and expository writing styles. Participants will practice and discuss specific lessons, engage in numerous strategies, define the role that writing instruction plays in the AVID Elective and subject classes, and discuss models for effective implementation. Participants will also learn how to use the writing teacher guides as resources for diagnostic and differentiated lesson development.
Course Number: EDUC-40087
Credit: 1.50 unit(s)