ENGL 810 (S01) - Teaching Writing

Teaching Writing

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 1.0 to 6.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 14153
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.
Cross listed with : ENGL 725.01
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 810S! In this course, we'll think about how to integrate teaching writing with other literacy skills like making multimedia, reading, speaking, listening, and viewing. We will focus on composing writing and multimedia works, although it is difficult (and even undesirable), to attempt to fully separate these literacy skills and practices. 

We’ll learn about how English teachers meet the needs and interests of a richly varied population of students. We will review many English teaching standards, 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 (along with English 892) will help you recognize and affirm literacy skills and practices, and to consider how they can help your future students write, comprehend, describe, analyze, and evaluate various texts.