This is a course in learning to teach writing at the middle and senior years. It is a blend of theoretical approaches to teaching writing ( i.e. instructional scaffolding, process writing) and practical application of writing techniques ( i.e. writers workshop, journal writing, peer-editing). The aim of a student writing program is to help students find, develop and use their own voice in their writing and to realize that different situations require a different application of voice. The discovery and identification of voice is best accomplished through experimenting with different forms of writing. Therefore, as pre-service teachers in learning to teach writing to students at the middle and senior years, you will be engaged in finding, developing and using your own voice in various forms of writing. In addition you will be given articles and topics to investigate that will explore the theoretical dimension(s) of teaching writing at the middle and senior years.
4 lecture hours per week, one term
Transfer Equivalents: Look up 02:461 in the BU Course Transfer Database.