Expository Writing: Focus on Research Reports (4-12)/Flex Course

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Do your students struggle when they have to write anything other than a narrative essay or story? This online course focuses on helping students learn how to write research reports. The focus will be on teaching students organizational patterns, as well as how to develop an outline and thesis statement. Teaching students how to do research and then read and paraphrase for writing will also be emphasized. Teachers will gain assessment strategies as well.

Syllabus

Unit One

Writing Standards in the Classroom
Common Core Research Paper Standards
Choosing a Research Topic
Assignment #1: Write an autobiography
Test #1
Unit Two

Types of Sources
Research on the Internet
Non-Electronic Sources
Assignment #2: Article reflection
Test #2
Unit Three

Taking Notes
Organizing Notes
Developing an Outline
Assignment #3:Share your expertise
Test #3
Unit Four

Writing an Introduction
How to Paraphrase
Writing the Report
Writing a Conclusion
Test #4
Unit Five

Developing the Bibliography
Revision
Editing
Test #5
Unit Six

Rubrics for Writing Assessment
Information Literacy and Digital Research
Writing and Technology
Assignment #4: Develop the guidelines and rubric for a research paper assignment
Assignment #5: Reading/Learning Log (Based on required resource book)

key words, tags

Writing skill, K-12 teaching, Teacher professional development


Course properties

Form of education
Formal
Formal education level
Professional development
Learning language
English
Discipline
Teacher training without subject specialization, Education
Provider’s course code
Course Number: 83T02 UCSD Course Number: EDUC31482
Course authors
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Organization
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Currency
USD
Course cost
264.0
IP transfer allowed
Previous courses entrance requirements
This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0471431540/. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives. “How to Write a Great Research Paper” by Beverly Ann Chin
Career list corresponds to course
K-12 teachers
Entrance test
Groups formation by readiness level
Teachers presence
Tutors presence
Facilitators presence
Interactivity in training materials
Collaborative learning presence
Discussions, forums presence
Webinars, video conferences presence
meetup presence
LMS integration
Learning Analytics
Certification presence
Certification types
Credit
Certificate name
Credit from UC San Diego Extension
Course time limits
Opportunity to enter after start
Learning types (sync/async)
asynchronous
Module unit
Unit
Course modules number
6
Tests (exams) number
5
Personal learning path possibility, course individualization
Special needs support

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