Professional Development Institute
Learn more. Earn more.
Do you want to better understand the six traits of writing? This online course teaches you all the basics you need to get started. You will find a detailed course section for each trait along with excellent ideas for using literature to help teach each of the six traits of writing. A variety of assessment strategies are also shared. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.
"I absolutely loved the content and resources of this course. I started writing down all the ideas I wanted to use, but finally just printed everything out because it was all so good." - Sasha Moore
Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.
“Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide” by Ralph Fletcher and JoAnn Portalupi
If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List
Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus
PDI Course Number: 90T02
UCSD Course Number: EDUC41488