Teach Writing K-3

Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Dan Vincent
Method: Online (OWRK)
Location: EPD

Course Description:

From the time that a young child picks up a crayon and marks on a paper to when an older child puts the finishing sentence on an autobiography of a poem, a young author is developing the skills that will be used for a lifetime. In this course, you'll examine the developmental stages of writing, from scribbling to the standard spelling stage, so that you can foster your students' skills and gently nudge them to grow as authors. This course is full of practical ideas that you can use to motivate students in your classroom.

You'll look at tools such as the writer's workshop, the six traits of writing, and genre studies for ways to teach students about writing. You'll see how each of these tools can be used by teachers to encourage early elementary writers. As your students become better writers, they will become better readers, and you'll see how well reading and writing instruction work together to support each other.

The course also covers ways to support the writers who struggle, whether due to a lack of motivation, fine motor skills, or ideas. And of course, you'll explore techniques for getting parents involved so that they can help with writing at home. By the end of the course, you'll have a new enthusiasm for teaching that will ignite your students' love of writing!

Students interested in enrolling in this class must contact Dr. Dan Vincent for information on:

-class requirements and procedures

-enrollment through ed2go prior to enrolling for Ashland University credit

-information on withdrawal or reimbursement requests

-grading criteria

Cost: $300
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014
Contact E-mail: dvincent@ashland.edu

Meeting Times

  • Day and Time of Meeting: 
    Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 8:30am to Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 8:30pm
    Location of Meeting: 
Registration Information:
Course Number: 1581
Course Section Name: EDU*6330*D1
Academic Term: 14/GW
Academic Level: GW
Credits: 2.00
Subject: EDU