IDEA Writing-Instruction to Develop Expository and Applied Writing:
Course Number: 114.MW
Length: 1 semester (0.5 English Credit)
Total Course Value: $150.00
Instructor: Mark Woodward
Motivating students in grades 9–12 to become more articulate and effective writers, ELA3004 offers hands-on experience writing personal reflections, definition essays, research essays, persuasive essays, informative essays, and literary analysis essays. Offering targeted lessons on reputable research, effective communication, solid grammar, and compelling style, this one-semester course utilizes the Six Traits of Effective Writing as an overarching framework. Students enrolled in this course develop the skills necessary to evaluate one’s own writing and articulate and apply writing and researching strategies. In addition, students will get further practice applying the grammatical rules of Standard American English in formal writing.
New! An initial essay assesses student performance before any instruction; at the end of the course, both a cumulative exam and a second attempt at the same essay prompt allow students and teachers to measure growth. The course also features: