ENGL 725 (01) - Teaching Writing: Seminar in English Teaching

Teaching Writing

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 10439
In this course, students will learn to be effective teachers of writing and composition. Students will work to develop their own approaches to literacy instruction by examining and comparing philosophies of English teaching and learning. Students will discuss theoretical, pedagogical, and practical ideas for teaching writing; engage in writing and composition exercises; produce and practice instructional activities and assessments; and evaluate teaching approaches. Together, the secondary school English methods courses (ENGL 725/ENGL 810S and ENGL 726/ENGL 892S) integrate knowledge about the teaching of reading, writing/composing, speaking, listening, and viewing.
Section Comments: You must have JUNIOR or SENIOR standing at the start of this course.
Cross listed with : ENGL 810.S01
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Alecia Magnifico

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 MW 3:40pm - 5:00pm HS 108
Additional Course Details: 

Welcome to English 725! In this course, we'll think about how to integrate teaching writing with other literacy skills like composing multimedia, reading, speaking, listening, and viewing. We will focus on composing writing and multimedia works, although it is difficult and even undesireable to attempt to separate literacy skills and practices from each other. 

We’ll learn about how English teachers meet the needs and interests of a richly varied population of students. We will review standards systems for English teaching, construct and critique teaching documents, and discuss and apply the work of master literacy teachers and theorists.  

Working collaboratively, we will examine and compare philosophies of English teaching and learning, and we will develop approaches to writing and literacy instruction. We will discuss theoretical, pedagogical, and practical ideas for teaching writing in large and small groups, engage in reading and composition exercises, produce and practice instructional activities and assessments, and evaluate teaching approaches. Successfully completing this course (which fits together with English 726) will help you recognize and affirm literacy skills and practices, and to consider how they can help your future students write, compose, comprehend, describe, analyze, and evaluate various texts.

This course is open to all students with Junior or Senior status, and required for all English Teaching majors.