Common Core Writing Strategies for History and Social Studies, Grades 6-12 – No. 150

College and career readiness begins with the transfer of literacy skills across all subject areas. This is easily achieved when instruction is strategy-driven, explicit and consistently applied across content areas. Participation in this e-course will focus on non-fiction writing strategy across multiple subject areas. Participants will analyze genre, content, standards and teaching objectives to prepare for implementation. Tools that support all strategies will include resources, organizers, rubrics, checklists and more.

Course objectives:

  • Apply research-based strategy to teaching to facilitate content-focused writing sessions in support of non-fiction text.
  • Understand reading and writing genre as applied to specific science and technical disciplines.
  • Facilitate comprehension and understanding through reading strategy and responsive writing.