- Curriculum Design
- Critical Thinking
- mentor texts
- scaffolding lessons
- teaching reluctant writers
- Teaching Creative Writing
- Teaching Reading and Writing
- Teaching Personal Writing
Teaching Writing Specialization
Teaching Writing Reading Learning Leader. Examine and apply theories and best practices to improve the teaching of writing to students of all grade levels and disciplines, in and out of a formal school environment.
What you will learn
Theories and practical methods to teach writing to students of all grade levels in all disciplines and situations.
What the writing process is and how it can help improve student writing.
How writing as discovery, low-stakes writing and reflection can help students grow more comfortable and confident as writers.
Reasons why students might be reluctant writers, and tools and techniques to help them become more comfortable and confident as writers.
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Learners will examine and adapt best practices in the teaching of writing to meet their own students’ needs and situations, regardless of grade level, discipline or skill level. They will create activities and lesson plans designed to help their students improve their writing skills, and will reflect on the theories and values that guide their teaching.
How the Specialization Works
A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
There are 5 Courses in this Specialization
Frequently Asked Questions
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I have no teaching experience. Will I be able to do everything asked in the courses?
I teach privately but not in an academic setting. Can I benefit from this specialization?
I’m not an English teacher. I teach Science, but I’d like my students to write more. Will this specialization help me?
I teach writing, but I don’t enjoy doing it myself. Will I have to do much writing in these courses?
I’ve been teaching writing for twenty years. How can this specialization help me?
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