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Tools for Teachers: Engaging in Academic Writing

September 18, 2013  • Institute Contributor

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This fourth installment in the Tools for Teachers series of open professional learning resources delves into the role of academic writing in the Common Core. Designed to meet the needs of teachers, schools, and districts working to make the key instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, educators studying this module will…

Understand the importance of several key design considerations of the CCSS that highlight the importance of academic writing, research, and aligned research projects in all grades and across the curriculum.

Explore the three types of academic writing required by the CCSS.

Understand the role of evidence in the CCSS and how students are required to employ evidence from text to support their argumentative, informative/explanatory, and narrative writing.

Modules 1-3 of the Tools for Teachers series explore text complexity, close reading, and text-dependent questions.