"Writing to learn focuses on deepening understanding and improving retention of content."
Writing Across the Curriculum
The concept of writing across the curriculum is commonly credited to James Britton (1970, 1972).Writing should be integral to instruction in all subject areas. Writing is fundamentally a constructive process of encoding new information. The act of translating experience into a personalized account aids and extends learning. Writing to learn focuses on deepening understanding and improving retention of content.
The writing activities, typically:are short informal resemble an advanced form of note taking.
Five Phases for Understanding
Defined Instructional Practices Build Collective Capacity
The Common Core State Standards make school wide literacy a must do. School leaders are faced with the challenge of increasing the capacity of their entire instructional staff within a brief period of time. In order to raise the collective capacity of teachers, school must employ a locally agreed upon set of defined instructional practices in which all teachers engage in every classroom every day. Defined practices build collective capacity!
Via Mel Riddile, Dennis T OConnor, Kath Lok