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In Understanding the Common Core Writing Standards: Grades K-5, educators will explore the new standards for writing, their spiraling structure, and the classroom implications of implementing the standards. Through a variety of resources in the course, teachers in will grow in understanding the new writing standards and what instructional changes they will need to make to integrate the standards while scaffolding students for success.
By the end of the course, users will be able to apply their understanding of the three main writing text types—opinion, informative/explanatory, and narrative—to different purposes and subject areas, and understand the role of formative assessment in writing, the writing process, the role of mentor texts, how to use a writers’ workshop approach across content areas, and the reading-writing connection as the basis for research and learning.