Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing Across the Curriculum

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As the amount of curriculum in today's classrooms expands and teaching time seems to shrink, teachers are looking for ways to integrate content area and writing instruction. In this revised and expanded edition of Writing Across the Curriculum, Shelley Peterson shows teachers how to weave writing and content area instruction together in their classrooms. The author provides practical and helpful ideas for classroom teachers and content-area specialists to easily incorporate writer's workshop while teaching in their subject area.New features in this second edition include:* Internet websites that can be used to teach writing (e.g., wiki's, weblogs, and digital storytelling).* Examples from grades 4-8 classrooms that show how science, social studies, health, and mathematics teachers can also be teachers of poetry, narrative, and non-narrative writing.* New assessment scoring guides.* Information on working with struggling writers and supporting English Language Learners.* Graphic organizers, templates, and mini-lessons that engage students in learning.In this IdeAS FOR WRITING NON-NARRATIVe ACROSS THe CURRICULUM Social Studies Have students: a€c write a diary or blog of someone who lived during a period of time covered in the curriculum a€c write a persuasive essay on a controversial current issue Science ... form, texture, and colour Health Have students: a€c write an advice column on interpersonal relationships or healthy eating topics in theanbsp;...

Title:Writing Across the Curriculum
Author:Shelley S. Peterson
Publisher:Portage & Main Press - 2008-08-08


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