Course No. ED450k, ED550k
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Inspire great writing from your students with writing workshop tools and techniques that provide structure, content, and increased confidence in your own writing and teaching. In this course you'll join writer and children's author Deb Lund who was already instructing teachers about writing with kids when the text we'll use by Lucy Calkins, The Art of Teaching Writing, was first published in the mid-1980's. Become a mentor for your students and model the writing process as you explore fiction, memoir, essay, and poetry writing together. This comprehensive course will help give you the excitement you've longed for in your writing teaching.
Appropriate for teachers of grades K-12. The Calkins text, you will find in the Required Text section. Just click on the picture below for Lucy Calkins book, The Art of Teaching Writing, and click on this link for Deb Lund's Writing With Kids PDF.
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1. An understanding of developmental levels of writing acquisition and support for students at the levels they teach.
2. Tools and techniques for establishing a classroom writing environment with procedures and expectations in place.
3. An assortment of techniques for conferring with students about their writing, modeling steps of the writing process, designing lessons to address specific writing needs, and assessing writing using chosen criteria.
4. Determined which district, state, or national objectives, goals, outcomes, or standards for teaching writing have been met in their classroom writing activities.
Lucy Calkins' book, The Art of Teaching Writing, is approximately $1.00 used at Amazon. Deb Lund's book, Writing With Children, is free by downloading a copy of the PDF at http://deblund.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Writing-With-Kids-Text.pdf
Deb Lund has designed a valuable course. The sequence of lessons allows the student to think deeply not just about the current reading but how it and the others are all connected.
10th Grade Teacher
Deb Lund was always quick and thorough in her responses to my submitted assignments.
6th Grade Teacher
Deb Lund is a superb instructor. Her responses to my postings of assignments were well thought out and helpful. I would definitely take another class from her. Thanks for the opportunity to get some needed credit hours for my recertification.
4th Grade Teacher
Our instructor, Deb Lund, was wonderful. She gave wonderful, timely feedback.
Professor Lund is an encouraging and responsive educator. She inspires great work from students with feedback that is kind, helpful, and specific. It is clear in each response post she writes, that she has reflected on the content and efforts of each student. The Writing With Kids course is critically important for those who may feel caught up in the pressures of standards-driven mandates and assessments. The practices described bring back into focus the human side of teaching and learning... where relationship, connection, observation, and communication are the primary goal.
1st Grade Teacher