Professional Development Institute
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Are you looking for effective ways to encourage your young writers? Do you need strategies for teaching students the foundations for writing success? This online course presents a thorough review of the writing process. Teachers also learn how to address spelling and grammar in student writing. Assessment strategies, including rubrics, will also be 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.
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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.
“Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing Through Children's Literature, K-6” by Lynne R. Dorfman and Rose Cappelli
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: 44T02
UCSD Course Number: EDUC41466