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Writing Across the Curriculum. By David Horton. What is WAC. Writing in all subject areas rather than only English L anguage Arts Class Focuses on : Content Knowledge Assessment Content Specific Writing Skills. Why Wac by Steve Peha.

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What is wac
What is WAC

  • Writing in all subject areas rather than only English Language Arts Class

  • Focuses on :

  • Content Knowledge

  • Assessment

  • Content Specific Writing Skills

Why wac by steve peha
Why Wacby Steve Peha

  • Reason #1: Written output is a great way to assess student knowledge.

  • Reason #2: Writing is the essential skill students need as they enter adult life.

  • Reason #3: Helping students learn to express themselves with confidence in all subject areas can contribute to improvements in behavior and self-esteem.

  • Reason #4: Students who write clearly, think clearly. And students who think clearly have a better chance of navigating their way through the obstacles of adolescence.

  • Reason #5: Writing is power. ( students need to understand and control their lives, to shape their future and define their dreams.)

U s history example write an historical fiction story about the event in the picture
U.s. the cartoon History Example: Write An Historical Fiction Story About the event in the Picture.

Writing in the content areas can be
Writing in the content areas can be : three types of Clouds

Semi formal



Essay questions.

Reaction Papers.




Research Reports

Business Letters and

Other Formal Correspondence

Job Applications

Writing for Newspapers

or Other Publications

Submission to a School


Essays for Contests

Published Interviews

Resourses three types of Clouds







Works Cited three types of Clouds

"ARTS EDUCATION TEACHER HANDBOOK." Writing Across the Curriculum. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2012. <http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/artsed/resources/handbook/music/51introduction>.

Peha, Steve. "Writing Across the Curriculum." Www,ttms.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2012. <http://www.ttms.org/PDFs/06%20Writing%20Across%20the%20Curriculum%20v001%20%28Full%29.pdf>.

YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X15wXrnnkA>.