In this teacher-training course, you will learn from an experienced educator how to motivate and assist developing writers. You will get an overview of the writing basics, focusing on the importance of the task, audience, and purpose. You will also discover how to organize your materials to create an inviting writing environment.
This course will discuss each step of teaching writing and the strategies you can use with your students. You will learn how to strengthen your students' writing using technology. Along the way, you'll develop engaging lessons for literary response, narrative writing, expository writing, and persuasive writing. You will also discover the secrets of effective writing assessment as you learn about evaluation tools like portfolios and rubrics. The approaches you learn in this course will enable you to put everything you know about teaching writing into an applicable, workable format.
About The Instructor
Michele Thrailkill has spent the last 20 years of her teaching career making numbers fun for a diverse range of students. Eager to share her easy and creative teaching strategies with others, Michele worked for a state Department of Education, where she created statewide lesson plans and evaluated web-based material for classroom inclusion. After finishing her Master's Degree in Middle Grades Education, she published two teachers' manuals focusing on introductory mathematics for preschool and elementary students. While sharing her love for teaching math, Michele discovered that she enjoys teaching in a variety of areas. As a budding author herself, Michele loves helping others learn the art and skill of writing. Through her valuable and wide skillset, Michele finds ways to help her students grasp new concepts, as well as go deeper with the skillset they've already established.