More teachers are being asked to support student literacy in all content areas. For those trained in English language arts, this isn’t a big deal. But if you have spent your career learning best practices in science, social studies, physical education, music, math, or one of many other content areas, the idea of “teaching” students how to write on top of covering your own content may seem impossible.
Good news: It’s not all that complicated, and it doesn’t have to be time-consuming, either. You don’t need an English degree to get really good at helping students build writing proficiency in your content area. In this podcast episode, you’ll learn seven easy strategies (plus one bonus tip) to support student writing skills without having to stop teaching your content.
You can get this information by reading the cheat sheet above, listening to the 28-minute podcast, or reading the full transcript.
Then tell me what you think in the comments section below. Have you used some of these strategies yourself? Would you add any others? What questions do you have about implementation? These strategies are simple, but they take some practice: Let’s work together to help our students become strong, confident writers, no matter whose classroom they’re in. ♦
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