EDWR 5185 - Writing for Change and Real World Audiences
Explores Mary Pipher's text, Writing to Change the World. Examines how giving to others gives people something to write about. Also reviews examples of others who are making a difference in their communities by studying stories in the text, Stone Soup for the World. Educators will complete a variety of writing exercises including poetry and narrative essay and examine how to use these ideas in the classroom. Participants will use the writing process to compose a letter, speech, or expository essay written for a real-world audience. The course is taught with the "teacher-as-writer", however, all writing exercises and assignments can be adapted for the classroom. The course is geared toward educators in grades 4-10.
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