Expository Writing for Elementary Education Majors

Expository Writing for Elementary Education Majors
Learning to write as professional educators and to teach writing to children. Best taken before the professional sequence. Library research paper.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesFirst-year writing, junior or senior status.
 NoteCarries GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication credit.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining ENGL 313
Course Outcomes


Employ informed and flexible processes for writing and speaking, including creating or finding ideas, evidence, and data; planning and drafting; revising ; editing; and designing and presenting a successful message for a specific rhetorical situation.


Write coherent and unified texts with a correct, clear, and graceful prose style, including effective introductions, clear thesis statements, support, smooth transitions, and strong conclusions.


Utilize library and electronic resources to locate relevant information, assess reliability and usefulness, and effectively and ethically incorporate it to your writing using APA documentation.


Effectively evaluate and comment on the writing of others to facilitate revision.


Identify and evaluate philosophies and methods of teaching writing to children.Distinguish between and explain different theories and methods of teaching writing to school-aged children.Effectively apply those theories and methods to the teaching of writing in an elementary school setting.

Writing Instruction Project

Write a well-argued, persuasive discussion on a focused, significant issue in writing instruction for children, including appropriate counter-arguments and evidence.

Social Change

Understand how strong writing abilities and integrated language arts skills will help children and adults meet the challenges of using writing and education to change society for the best.