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Reading and Resource List for ED 436/536 Language Arts Methods II (Teaching Writing Focus)
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General Course Objectives
The primary learning intent of this course is to explore effective methods and strategies for teaching composition, writing and language arts in the secondary classroom.

The teaching techniques employed and the activities and readings required emphasize the
following key aspects of secondary writing instruction in the language arts:
 Understand the writing process
 Understand a “writer’s workshop” approach to writing
 Understand the connection between reading and writing
 Consider the strengths and weaknesses of various pedagogical approaches to teaching
 Gain an understanding of state and national standards for the language arts, particularly
those related to writing as found in the Common Core State Standards
 Examine and practice using literature and other forms of writing as “mentor texts” to
guide and inspire student writers
 Examine and practice evaluation techniques for written work
 Practice strategies for teaching writing and the writing process within field experiences
in public secondary schools
 Develop a writing portfolio
 Take a minimum of one piece of writing through the entire writing process.

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Marie LeJeune
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Training Module on Responding to Student Writing
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This module is designed to support instructor training on best practices for responding to college student writing across the disciplines. The module shares resources on feedback practices, as well as activities to help instructors practice using these practices to build a toolkit of strategies for effective response. Strategies discussed include: Limit feedback so as not to overwhelm students. Don't underestimate the value of praise to motivate and support student writing. Make sure feedback is appropriate for the assignment type and stage. As well, this module includes the following materials:Two sets of slides presenting effective feedback strategies.Self-assessment on responding to student writing.Feedback practice activity.Feedback peer review.Evaluating and revising comments activity.  

Composition and Rhetoric
Higher Education
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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Lindsey Harding
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