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Writing Across the Curriculum: An Introduction. Summary:

Writing Across the Curriculum: An Introduction

Writing Across the Curriculum. The-six-traits-across-the-curriculum-a-writer's-roadmap-pdf- Write to Learn. He following write-to-learn activities have been excerpted from Writing Across the Curriculum's Resource Binder for participating faculty.

Write to Learn

Many of the activities listed are so common in composition theory and pedagogy that their original source cannot be traced. If you know the origins of these activities, please contact the site manager so permission to publish can be requested and proper credit given to the original creator in our next site revision. Write-to-Learn Activities If we’re to be in the business of education rather than that of schooling, one of our long-range goals must be to help students become life-long learners.

Tips for Writing across the Curriculum. Writing across the curriculum is a phrase homeschoolers hear more and more.

Tips for Writing across the Curriculum

With many students struggling under the weight of their various courses and moms juggling lesson plans and schoolwork for their large families, your response may well be, “That’s nice. But can it simplify my life?” This article contains affiliate links for a couple of books I’m confident your family will love! Two Birds with One Stone Unfamiliar with the expression “writing across the curriculum”? NumberFix: Writing Across the Curriculum...Math Resources. Writing Across the Curriculum: NumberFix Northern Nevada's Holly Young shares W.A.C. lessons for math class Welcome to the NumberFix Project!

NumberFix: Writing Across the Curriculum...Math Resources

This resource page is used in the Northern Nevada Writing Project's Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) workshops for teachers, and it is designed to specifically inspire writing about math in the classroom. The lessons you will see on this site are not intended to be specific to any particular math content (even though the student samples may be), and we believe they can be used with many different mathematical topics. Writing in Mathematics. Writing is an activity that takes time, and for that reason it is often neglected in the content areas.

Writing in Mathematics

The benefits of writing greatly outweigh the limits. Just as doing mathematics requires gathering, clarifying and organizing thoughts, finding out what is known and not known, and planning to solve a problem, so does writing. Writing in mathematics can help students make sense of the processes and help teachers understand what students are learning. K-N-W-S Chart for Math Problem Solving - vertical.

Integrating Writing into the Mathematics Classroom, Teaching Today, Glencoe Online. TUTORIAL: Math Journals PART 1. Using Writing In Mathematic. Using Writing In Mathematics This strand provides a developmental model for incorporating writing into a math class.

Using Writing In Mathematic

ScienceFix: Writing Across the Curriculum...Science Resources. Writing Across the Curriculum: ScienceFix Northern Nevada's Yvette Deighton shares W.A.C. lessons for science class Welcome to the ScienceFix Project!

ScienceFix: Writing Across the Curriculum...Science Resources

This on-line resource is used in the Northern Nevada Writing Project's Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) workshops for teachers, and it is designed to inspire writing about science in the classroom. Teachers who take our workshops are asked to propose lessons that we could house on this webpage. Although many of the lessons are specific to a particular science content, all can certainly be applied to other scientific topics. Our W.A.C. workshops' driving essential question: How can we deepen student thinking in all content areas through meaningful and authentic writing assignments?

Taking our W.A.C. workshop? Meet our NNWP Consultant who inspired this page. I believe we are all literacy teachers. Writing in Science. Writing in Science can help students examine their knowledge and understanding of basic science concepts and ideas.

Writing in Science

Awesome Lesson Ideas to Integrate Science Across the Curriculum. “On Wednesday in science class, Mr.

Awesome Lesson Ideas to Integrate Science Across the Curriculum

Newton says, ‘You know if you listen closely enough, you can hear the poetry of science in everything.’ I listen closely. On Thursday, I start hearing the poetry. In fact, I start hearing everything as a science poem. Mr. It's easy to feel as if there aren’t enough hours in the school day to properly address all the curriculum expectations that we must teach our students. HistoryFix: Writing Across the Curriculum...Social Studies and History Resources. Writing Across the Curriculum: HistoryFix Northern Nevada's Denise Boswell shares 26 W.A.C. lessons for social studies class Welcome to the HistoryFix Project!

HistoryFix: Writing Across the Curriculum...Social Studies and History Resources

Welcome to WritingFix's very first "sister site. " HistoryFix became a part of the WritingFix family in 2007 and has been growing ever since. This webpage is used in the Northern Nevada Writing Project's Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) workshops for teachers, and it is designed to inspire writing about social studies in the classroom. The lessons you see on this page are all inspired by quality "mentor texts," which are published books and/or primary sources that are used to inspire ideas from writers. Writing in Social Studies. Writing is thinking and when students write in Social Studies they must think critically about the events and issues they are studying. Four basic types of writing are frequently used in Social Studies: reporting, exposition, narration, and argumentation.

Students can report the basic facts about an event or person. They can explain an idea or compare and contrast events. Students can narrate an event from the point of view of a participant, or argue and defend or refute an idea or belief. Writing in The Arts. Writing should have a place in all areas of the curriculum. Writing in The Arts can furnish teachers with valuable insight into students' thinking and understanding. Students can create review of both art pieces and musical performances. Inspire Thoughtful Creative Writing Through Art. A few years ago, I showed my sixth graders The Gulf Stream by Winslow Homer. It's an epic painting of a young black sailor in a small broken boat, surrounded by flailing sharks, huge swells, and a massive storm in the distance. I asked my students the simple question, "What's happening? " The responses ranged from "He's a slave trying to escape" to "He's a fisherman lost at sea. " The common theme with the responses, though, was the tone -- most students were very concerned for his welfare.

"That boat looks rickety. The room got quiet as everyone stared intently at the painting. Reading and Writing Strategies. Use Popular Music to Improve Reading and Inspire Writing. Teaching would be the easiest job in the world if following mandated curriculum and reading from your latest teacher’s edition meant all of your students would listen and learn.

But we know that teaching involves lighting a spark in students that motivates, inspires, and makes them want to learn and achieve. We also know that what ignites a student’s passion for learning varies from student to student — there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Over the years, I’ve discovered that one way to engage almost every student, even those who are reluctant readers and writers, is through song. This week I’ll share with you some of the ways I use music to inspire, motivate, and teach reading and writing (along with life skills!) Andrews. Directions for Folded Books. A great way to encourage student writing in any content area is through the use of hands-on activities such as folded books. Because the books are student made, they take ownership of the project and invest more time and effort into the work.

Below you will find directions to a wide variety of foldables. Tips on Folding Books Websites on Folded Books: Folded Books (Kite, Clover, Heart) Accordion Fold Book - PDF Not Your Same Old Book Report. Graphic Organizers. Graphic Organizers Graphic organizers are visual models that can assist students in organizing information and communicating clearly and effectively. Students can use graphic organizers to structure their writing, brainstorm ideas, assist in decision making, clarify story structure, help with problem solving, and plan research.

Journals. Journals are notebooks in which students record their thoughts on various topics. Response Logs. Response Logs are a good way to examine student thinking. They are most often connected with response to literature, but they may be used in any content area. They offer students a place to respond personally, to ask questions, to predict, to reflect, to collect vocabulary and to compose their thoughts about text. Learning Logs. Learning Logs are used for students' reflections on the material they are learning. This type of journal is in common use among scientists and engineers. Dialogue Journals. Dialogue Journals differ from regular Journals and Learning Logs in that they are designed for a written conversation between two or more students. They should also include communication with the teacher.

The Dialogue Journal can be a notebook that is carried with the students or stored in the classroom. Quick Writes. A Quick Write is a literacy strategy which can be used in any content area to develop writing fluency, to build the habit of reflection into a learning experience, and to informally assess student thinking.

RAFT. Purdue OWL: An Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum. Support Writing Across the Curriculum with Imagine Easy Scholar & Google Apps. Combining Writing and Math.