Thursday, December 15, 2011
Use this link (or the link at the bottom of this e-mail) to access this month's writing and notebook lesson of the month: http://www.unr.edu/educ/nnwp/
This whole winter, we will be celebrating Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) at WritingFix and at our Lesson of the Month Ning. The Common Core State Standards has a WAC component to it that we hope all teachers see an obvious value in strengthening in their schools and own personal practices; when students write more about math, science, and history content, they are more likely to learn about those content areas at a deeper level. At WritingFix, we really aim to design the WAC lessons to be ones that students will truly enjoy writing for, because writing about math, science, history, and other content areas doesn't have to only produce dry, uninteresting samples of writing from your kids.
Our two posted lessons this December focus on Writing Across the Curriculum with history and with science content. We hope you enjoy them. Don't forget that the NNWP also sponsors NumberFix, which features meaningful writing ideas and lessons for math class!
Enjoy this crazy month with your children before Winter Break begins. Keep teaching writing from both your heart and your head!