Teaching Writing: Gr 4-6

Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Rebecca Gribble
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: Jackson Local Schools
Location: SKPD

Course Description:

Learn from an experienced educator how to motivate and assist developing writers. We’ll begin with an overview of the writing basics, focusing on the importance of the task, audience, and purpose. Then we’ll delve into how to organize your materials to create an inviting writing environment.

We’ll discuss each step of teaching writing and the strategies you can use with your students. You’ll also work on strengthening your student’s writing using technology. Along the way, you’ll develop engaging lesson for literary response, narrative writing, expository writing, and persuasive writing. We’ll look at the characteristics of each type of writing, and you’ll get practical suggestions for teaching them to your class.

Two writing approaches we’ll cover, 6+1 Trait Writing and Writer’s Workshop, will enable you to put everything you learn in this course into a workable format. You’ll also discover the secrets of effective writing assessment as you learn about evaluation tools like portfolios and rubrics.   

Students MUST enroll through Jackson Township Community Education to participate in the class. Additional fee for the online class is $115. For more information including a schedule of class dates and to register directly online contact Jackson Local Schools at    http://www.jtce.org/teachers.htm    This class is offered every month through JTCE and has an ongoing registration for credit with Ashland University.

Cost: $260
Timespan of Course:
July 17, 2013 to August 29, 2014
Contact E-mail: jtce@jackson.sparcc.org

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    online
Registration Information:
Course Number: 247
Course Section Name: EDU*6250*N2
Academic Term: 14/GW
Academic Level: GW
Credits: 2.00
Subject: EDU