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Course Description

In this course you will develop an understanding of the connection between reading and writing and gather ideas for implementing meaningful craft writing lessons that help students build skills that transfer naturally into reading. The course texts will help you to develop a better understanding of author’s craft and how to translate that into meaningful writing instruction in your classroom.  In this flexible course you will explore and implement high-impact, engaging lessons that you can teach in your classroom tomorrow!

Notes

This course can be taken for 3, 4 or 5 credits. Select the appropriate section for your desired number of credits.
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Section Title
Author's Craft: Connecting Reading and Writing
Type
self-paced
Dates
Start Now, you have 364 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $660.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook

Participants will need to select one of the following Core Texts that must be purchased separately:

Required Core Text Options:

  • Grades 3 - 8 Nonfiction: Writers Read Better: 50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work into Powerful Genre Reading by M. Colleen Cruz
  • Grades 3 - 8 Narrative: Writers Read Better: Narrative: 50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work Into Powerful Genre Reading by M. Colleen Cruz 
  • Grades K - 5 Craft Moves: Lesson Sets for Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts by Stacey Shubitz
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

 

Section Title
Author's Craft: Connecting Reading and Writing
Type
self-paced
Dates
Start Now, you have 364 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (4 units) $790.00
Available for Credit
4 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook

Textbooks must be purchased separately:

Participants will need to select two texts: one required core, one choice (core or supplemental)

Required Core Text Options:

  • Grades 3 - 8 Nonfiction: Writers Read Better: 50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work into Powerful Genre Reading by M. Colleen Cruz
  • Grades 3 - 8 Narrative: Writers Read Better: Narrative: 50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work Into Powerful Genre Reading by M. Colleen Cruz 
  • Grades K - 5 Craft Moves: Lesson Sets for Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts by Stacey Shubitz

Supplemental texts:

  • Grades K - 8 Craft Lessons: Teaching Writing K - 8 by Ralph Fletcher and JoAnn Portalupi
  • Grades K - 8 Craft Lessons: Teaching Information Writing K - 8 by Ralph Fletcher and JoAnn Portalupi
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

 

Section Title
Author's Craft: Connecting Reading and Writing
Type
self-paced
Dates
Start Now, you have 364 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $920.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook

Textbooks must be purchased separately:

Participants will need to select three texts: one required core, two from core or supplemental

Required Core Text Options:

  • Grades 3 - 8 Nonfiction: Writers Read Better: 50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work into Powerful Genre Reading by M. Colleen Cruz
  • Grades 3 - 8 Narrative: Writers Read Better: Narrative: 50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work Into Powerful Genre Reading by M. Colleen Cruz 
  • Grades K - 5 Craft Moves: Lesson Sets for Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts by Stacey Shubitz

Supplemental texts:

  • Grades K - 8 Craft Lessons: Teaching Writing K - 8 by Ralph Fletcher and JoAnn Portalupi
  • Grades K - 8 Craft Lessons: Teaching Information Writing K - 8 by Ralph Fletcher and JoAnn Portalupi
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

 

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