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.Have students use the chart in BLM 4.9 to guide their analysis of the two non- narrative texts. Students will likely note ... Also have them discuss the level of interest that the writers have generated in their writing and how they have made their writing interesting. When students ... Ask them to determine how well each draft stays on topic and what the writer did to make the second draft more focused . Use theanbsp;...

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


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