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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.
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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.)
writing in the content areas can be
Writing in the content areas can be :

Semi formal

Formal

Summaries.

Essay questions.

Reaction Papers.

Responses.

Drafts.

Reflections.

Research Reports

Business Letters and

Other Formal Correspondence

Job Applications

Writing for Newspapers

or Other Publications

Submission to a School

Anthology

Essays for Contests

Published Interviews

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Resourses

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/artsed/resources/handbook/music/51introduction

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X15wXrnnkA

http://www.ttms.org/PDFs/06%20Writing%20Across%20the%20Curriculum%20v001%20%28Full%29.pdf

http://staffweb.mps.k12.mi.us/hillmanmr/Image...

http://ushistoryimages.com/boston-tea-party.shtm

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/pictures/weather/clouds.html

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Works Cited

"ARTS EDUCATION TEACHER HANDBOOK." Writing Across the Curriculum. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2012. .

Peha, Steve. "Writing Across the Curriculum." Www,ttms.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2012. .

YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2012. .

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