Writing Behind Every Door: Teaching Common Core Writing in the Content Areas

Writing Behind Every Door: Teaching Common Core Writing in the Content Areas

by Heather Wolpert-Gawron

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For students to become college-ready writers, they must be exposed to writing throughout the school day, not just in English class. This practical book shows teachers in all subject areas how to meet the Common Core State Standards and make writing come alive in the classroom. Award-winning educator Heather Wolpert-Gawron provides effective and exciting ideas for teaching argument writing, informational writing, project-based writing, and writing with technology. Each chapter is filled with strategies, prompts, and rubrics you can use immediately.

Special Features:

  • A variety of writing strategies that work in any subject area
  • Tips for developing meaningful prompts
  • Diagrams and templates that you can use with your students
  • Rubrics for assessing writing, as well as ideas for having students create their own rubrics
  • Samples of student work in different formats
  • Ideas for teaching students to break the Google homepage habit and conduct effective research
  • Cross-curricular writing assignments for science, history, ELA, electives, and PE
  • Suggestions for teaching summary writing, an essential academic skill
  • Ideas for staff professional development on Common Core writing

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317821144
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/24/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 188
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher and a popular blogger through Tweenteacher.com and Edutopia.org. Her first book, ’Tween Crayons and Curfews: Tips for Middle School Teachers¸ was published by Eye On Education in 2011.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Common Core Standards as a Meaningful Guide, Not an Instruction Manual

Chapter 2: Argument: The Universal Writing Genre

Chapter 3: Informational: It’s All Around Us

Chapter 4: Narrative: There’s a Place For it in All Disciplines

Chapter 5: Summary: Get to the Point! The Underrated Writing Genre

Chapter 6: The Multi-Genre Genre

Chapter 7: Techniques to Teach Writing That Works

Chapter 8: Writing with Technology for the Common Core

Chapter 9: 21st Century PD in Writing for Every Teacher


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