Writing Across the Curriculum By David Horton
What is WAC • Writing in all subject areas rather than only English Language Arts Class • Focuses on : • Content Knowledge • Assessment • Content Specific Writing Skills
Why Wacby Steve Peha • Reason #1: Written output is a great way to assess student knowledge. • Reason #2: Writing is the essential skill students need as they enter adult life. • Reason #3: Helping students learn to express themselves with confidence in all subject areas can contribute to improvements in behavior and self-esteem.
Reason #4: Students who write clearly, think clearly. And students who think clearly have a better chance of navigating their way through the obstacles of adolescence. • Reason #5: Writing is power. ( students need to understand and control their lives, to shape their future and define their dreams.)
U.s. History Example: Write An Historical Fiction Story About the event in the Picture.
Science example: Write an essay to compare and contrast three types of Clouds
Writing in the content areas can be : Semi formal Formal Summaries. Essay questions. Reaction Papers. Responses. Drafts. Reflections. Research Reports Business Letters and Other Formal Correspondence Job Applications Writing for Newspapers or Other Publications Submission to a School Anthology Essays for Contests Published Interviews
Resourses http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/artsed/resources/handbook/music/51introduction http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X15wXrnnkA http://www.ttms.org/PDFs/06%20Writing%20Across%20the%20Curriculum%20v001%20%28Full%29.pdf http://staffweb.mps.k12.mi.us/hillmanmr/Image... http://ushistoryimages.com/boston-tea-party.shtm http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/pictures/weather/clouds.html
Works Cited "ARTS EDUCATION TEACHER HANDBOOK." Writing Across the Curriculum. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2012. <http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/artsed/resources/handbook/music/51introduction>. Peha, Steve. "Writing Across the Curriculum." Www,ttms.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2012. <http://www.ttms.org/PDFs/06%20Writing%20Across%20the%20Curriculum%20v001%20%28Full%29.pdf>. YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X15wXrnnkA>.