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  1. Writing Across the Curriculum By David Horton

  2. What is WAC • Writing in all subject areas rather than only English Language Arts Class • Focuses on : • Content Knowledge • Assessment • Content Specific Writing Skills

  3. 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.

  4. 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.)

  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X15wXrnnkA

  6. Math Example: Explain in writing how to work the problem in the cartoon

  7. U.s. History Example: Write An Historical Fiction Story About the event in the Picture.

  8. Science example: Write an essay to compare and contrast three types of Clouds

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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>.