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Students who develop strong writing skills at an early age acquire a valuable tool for learning, communication, and self-expression. Teaching Elementary Students to be Effective Writers-2018 update is designed to help educators increase writing achievement for elementary students that will help them succeed in school and society. This course was developed using material from a U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) publication as a means to formulate specific and coherent evidence-based recommendations for teachers and other school personnel. The course provides practical, clear information on critical topics related to teaching writing and is based on the best available evidence as judged by experts.
1. Evaluate evidence-based recommendations to improve writing strategies among young students, while identifying relevant research findings that support these recommendations.
2. Analyze strategies to provide daily time for writing instruction and practice as well as ways to teach students the writing process for a variety of purposes.
3. Identify effective methods for providing direct and explicit writing strategy instruction.
4. Outline methods to teach students to become fluent with handwriting, spelling, sentence construction, typing, and word processing.
5. Describe practical goals for increasing student motivation and engagement in the writing process and for creating a community of writers.
6. Discuss ways to encourage students to collaborate as writers and to provide students with opportunities to give and receive feedback throughout the writing process.
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