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Module Overview

Time to Read

Take a moment to read the outcomes for this module.

Module Purpose

This module is designed to introduce educators to the
major features and instructional implications of Writing to
Inform, Argue, and Analyze from the California Common
Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy for
History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
(CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy).


Unit 1:Understanding and Teaching the Common Core Writing Standards

  • Objectives:
    • Examine the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Anchor Standards for Writing and how they are interrelated and interconnected
    • Understand the relationships between and among writing text types, purposes, and genres
    • Examine the impact of the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy on writing instruction across grade levels

Unit 2: Planning Lessons for Informational and Argument Writing

  • Objectives:
    • Interact with a process for planning writing lessons that address the CCSS writing standards
    • Apply your knowledge of writing text types, genres, and situations to lesson planning
    • Examine strategies for selecting standards, text resources, and instructional priorities for informational, argument, and analytical writing lessons
    • Examine and adapt lesson plans for your grade level span and diverse students

Unit 3: Learning From Students’ Work and Teachers’ Lessons

  • Objectives:
    • Explore approaches to learning from and assessing students’ work
    • Examine strategies for involving students in learning from their work
    • Examine lessons that teach and assess writing to inform, argue, and analyze