ENGL 810 (01) - Teaching Writing

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 1.0 to 6.0
Term: Fall 2018 - Full Term (08/27/2018 - 12/10/2018)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 13608
An introduction to various methods of teaching writing. Combines a review of theories, methods, and texts with direct observation of teaching practice.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/27/2018 12/10/2018 MW 2:10pm - 3:30pm HS G34
Additional Course Details: 

How can we demystify the writing process while still encouraging writers’ creativity and challenge?   This course introduces theories and practices of teaching writing, grades 5 through 12.   Studying various approaches to writing, students will learn to plan lessons as well as create and evaluate learning activities for “conferencing,” drafting, revising, and enhancing style.  We will also discuss various forms of writing assessment, including standardized tests. The course is designed for students interested in teaching as a possible career.  Open to juniors and seniors only.  Writing intensive.


Books for the course (available at UNH Bookstore and Durham Book Exchange) include Gallagher, Kelly. Teaching Adolescent Writers. Stenhouse, 2006. ISBN-10: 1571104224 ISBN-13: 978-1571104229 Noden, Harry. Image Grammar: Teaching Grammar as Part of the Writing Process. 2nd Revised Edition. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2011. ISBN-10: 0325041741 ISBN-13: 978-0325041742 Sommers, Nancy. Responding to Student Writers. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2013. ISBN-13: 978-1457619342 Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men. Penguin, 1993. ISBN-10: 0140177396 ISBN-13: 978-0140177398