Writing is seen as a neglected area in the school reform movement when compared to heavily tested subjects like mathematics and reading. Yet, writing is the conduit through which life changing professional and educational opportunities occur (Early & DeCosta, 2012).
The purpose of this assignment is to analyze instructional strategies for writing, spelling, and grammar.
In this assignment, you will research and describe ways to engage students in these strategies, while also making learning appropriately higher-order and meaningful.
Your task is to create a 12-15 slide digital presentation for future teachers explaining best methods and strategies for teaching writing, spelling, and grammar. Use PowerPoint, Prezi, Emaze, or another slideshow tool. Be sure to include a title slide, reference slide, and presenter’s notes.
The slideshow should include the following:
- Description of the 6+1 Traits Writing Model and how it can be used to teach writing to elementary students and encourage critical thinking and meaning making
- Description of the writing process model and how it can be used to teach writing to elementary students and encourage critical thinking and meaning making
- Explanation of how to teach spelling in meaningful ways that encourages critical thinking and meaning making
- Explanation of how to teach grammar and conventions in meaningful ways that encourage critical thinking and meaning making.
Support your presentation with 2-3 scholarly resources. Use language appropriate to your audience. Include images, graphics, and examples to enhance the slideshow’s visual interest.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.