Enhancing Your Writing Instruction K-8

EDZU 9013 (3 credits / 45 hours)

Location: Online
Instructor: Patricia Anzalone-Fuerst

Start Date: 10/14/2020
End Date: 11/17/2020

Course Syllabus

Spice Up Your Writing! Grades K-8 Writing is an endless adventure! Coherent writing is essential for school and everyday life. This course will provide you with a variety of resources to spice up your writing instruction. Throughout the course participants will reflect upon their own techniques for teaching writing and fine tune certain areas. Participants will gain knowledge of how to conduct a writer's workshop and leave with a variety of mini-lessons. You will engage in authentic writing that has purpose that can easily be implemented in the classroom setting. Helping your students develop strong writing skills will help strengthen their reading abilities and help them communicate more effectively. If you're looking for ways to motivate your reluctant writers and enhance your writing instruction, then this course is for you.


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Professional Development Options:

Graduate: $575.00
Only courses taken for professional development graduate credit can receive an official university transcript.

In-Service Professional Development

You can only receive one type of certificate,
please register accordingly. There will be
no switching of certificate status after the
start date of a class.

In-Service: $270.00
Completion of this course taken for in-service credit will provide an NYCTD, Inc. Certificate of Completion


New York CTLE In-Service: $270.00
Completion of this course taken for CTLE in-service credit will provide a New York State Verification of Hours Certificate from NYCTD, Inc.

Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  1. How to engage their students in authentic writing.
  2. The benefits of writing instruction.
  3. Why writing is important for school and everyday life.


  1. How to engage in writer's workshop.
  2. What to ask during a writing conference.
  3. The difficulty struggling writers face.

and Be Able To

  1. Implement mini-lessons geared toward your population of students.
  2. Make use of a variety of interactive websites that exist to support struggling writers.
  3. Identify an authors craft.
  4. Implement writing strategy organizers.

and much, much more!

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