Teaching Middle School Writing

02/08/2018 - 4:30pm to 7:15pm

Grade levels: 5, 6, 7, 8

Content areas: English Language Arts

Topics: writing, workshop

District/Organization: Lewis & Clark Graduate School - Center for Community Engagement

Teaching the Middle School Writer is an inquiry course designed for upper elementary and middle school teachers. During this five-week course, participants will examine and evaluate current approaches to writing instruction, and reflect on their own process as writers by participating in writing workshops.

Teachers will explore effective practices for teaching middle school writers through inquiry, writing-workshop methodology, explicit mini-lessons, and conferencing.

Participants will learn how to craft mini-lessons supported by mentor text with one clear, focused teaching point.

Teachers will share ideas and draw on the experiences of other teachers while taking away lessons and strategies directly applicable to the middle school classroom.
Degree Applicable Credit: ED TBA, 1 semester hour, $801
Graduate Continuing Education Credit: CEED TBA, 1 semester hour, $350