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Writing in Specific Content Areas

Students should be writing in every content area.  Writing is thinking and that is what students are expected to do in all areas of the curriculum.  The links on this page are intended to help teachers understand why writing is important in their content area and to provide them with resources to incorporate into content instruction.  

Writing in Mathematics

Writing in Social Studies

Writing in Science

Writing in The Arts


Websites on Content Writing:

Writing Boosts Learning in Science, Math, and Social Studies

NWREL:  Writing in the Disciplines and Writing to Learn


Activating Prior Knowledge
Vocabulary Development
Comprehension Strategies
Summarization Techniques
Writing Across the Curriculum
Getting to Know Students
Technology Tools