In 2009, we stopped publishing our popular Writing Across the Curriculum Guide to make room for the new guides we were publishing. Below, find approximately 50% of the guide that we have posted for all teachers to use. If you'd like to purchase one of the very last copies of this print guide, visit our NNWP's Publications Page for details.
Writing Across the Curriculum, Module #1:
Exit Tickets Across the Curriculum
WritingFix's Exit Ticket Homepage
An "Exit Ticket" is a short written response that is completed individually by students at the end of learning. As students exit the class or the lesson, they hand in an exit ticket, which demonstrates their individual levels of understanding of a piece of classroom content.
Exit tickets can become very effective gauges of students' learning, and they can help increase your students' ability to communicate succinctly while organizing their thoughts about your classroom content.
Click here to access WritingFix's Exit Ticket Homepage.
Writing Across the Curriculum, Module #2:
Note-Taking and Note-Making
WritingFix's Note-Taking Homepage
We observe a lot of note-taking sessions in history, science, health, and math classes.
Having students copy notes is not considered a strategy for writing across the curriculum. Having students compose reactions and responses to class notes is. Module 2 of our Writing Across the Curriculum Guide explores innovative ways to prompt student reactions and responses to classroom content.
Click here to access WritingFix's Note-taking Homepage.
Writing Across the Curriculum, Module #3:
Students Writing High-Quality Questions
Students as Question Writers Homepage
Students usually want classroom questions to be easy. Great learning can happen, however, when the questions push the learner deeper into Bloom's taxonomy. The third module of our Writing Across the Curriculum Guide explores ways to teach students to write higher-level questions, then to use those questions to prompt fellow students to write.
The Students as Question Writers Homepage at WritingFix is currently under construction. We guesstimate it will be up by February 2011.
Writing Across the Curriculum, Module #4:
Summarizing (instead of plagiarizing)
WritingFix's Summarizing Across the Curriculum Resources
Copying and pasting information from the Internet, an encyclopedia, or from classroom notes is not a strategy for Writing Across the Curriculum. Teaching students to summarize ideas into their own words is.
The fourth module from our Writing Across the Curriculum Guide is always a popular one with teachers who struggle to find new ways to keep students from simply copying or regurgitating information.
Click here to access WritingFix's Summarizing Homepage.
Writing Across the Curriculum, Module #5:
R.A.F.T.s Across the Curriculum
WritingFix's R.A.F.T. Homepage
A R.A.F.T. writing prompt assigns students a role to write from (other than their own) and an audience to write to (other than the teacher). Students must think deeper by adding perspective to their researched ideas, which makes them take a R.A.F.T. writing prompt much more seriously than they might a normal essay prompt.
Our fifth module from the Writing Across the Curriculum Guide shows teachers how to design excellent R.A.F.T. prompts, to teach students how to design R.A.F.T. prompts for each other, and it shows what other kinds of projects students can work on once they are familiar with the R.A.F.T. concept.
Click here to access WritingFix's R.A.F.T. Homepage.