Teaching Resources

Comprehensive Web Sites

This section contains links to comprehensive sites covering a variety of topics important to teachers of writing. Many of these sites include links to more online resources and best practices for the teaching of writing. These are useful reference points for general resources and ideas for writing teachers.

Oregon State WIC 

Colorado State's WAC Clearinghouse Intructor Resources

University of Minnesota's Center for Writing  

Center for Teaching Excellence   

Diana Hacker's "A Writer's Reference"    

Web and Document Accessibilty

Gabriel Merrell's 2013 WIC Spring Lunch presentation on equal access and opportunity across the curriculum.

Web and Document Accessibility Techniques

Designing Rubrics and Assessing Student Writing

This section includes links to specific examples of effective writing rubrics that can be adapted for use across various disciplines.

Western Washington University's Discipline-Based Writing Rubric 

Washington State University's Critical Thinking Rubric    

Devising Effective Writing Assignments 

These resources provide guidelines on creating clear and purposeful writing assignments as well as information about effective assignment scaffolding.

MIT's "Creating Effective Writing Assignments"

Western Washington University's "Writing Assignment Guidelines"   

Working with English Language Learners

This section contains links to a variety of resources to help teachers work with English language learners. The links include quizzes, activities, and assignments for language learning students, as well as language-specific quizzes to improve English vocabulary.

George Mason University's WAC "ESL Resources"

The Internet TESL Journal

Grammar

These links provide information on common errors in language usage as well as more resources for teaching grammar to students.

Washington State University' s "Common Errors in English Usage"

Edufind Online English Grammar Resources

Giving Effective Presentations

This section contains links to information and resources on presentation skills and effective speeches. The information includes tips for giving presentations in academic settings and strategies for developing an engaging presentation style.

UNC Chapel Hill's Writing Center "Speeches"  

Washington University in St. Louis's Teaching Center "Improving Presentation Style"

Assigning Peer Review

The resources in this section include tips and strategies for teachers who wish to design effective and impactful peer review assignments for writing classrooms across the curriculum. The section includes links for assigning both in-class and online peer review activities.

Colorado State WAC Clearinghouse "How can I get the most out of peer review?"  

Bedford St. Martin's "Strategies for Teaching with Online Tools"

"The Impact of Guiding Questions and Rubrics in the Scientific Writing of Middle-Division Physics Students"  

Guiding Student Research

This section includes resources for both teachers and students to help students in their research projects. The resources include information on writing and presenting research, citation styles (including MLA, APA, Chicago, and CBE), and using online source material. The websites also include tutorials, activities, and sample student writing that may be helpful for teachers. 

The Bedford Researcher  

Diana Hacker's "A Writer's Reference"

"A Research Guide for Students"

Using Informal Writing To Learn

These sites provide an explanation of writing-to-learn and example writing-to-learn activities. Particularly useful for the sciences, these resources are great for planning small but impactful writing activities to include in the classroom.

Colorado State WAC "What Is Writing To Learn?"

Western Washington University's "Using Writing as Thinking: Question->Hypothesis->Question"

The Writing-to-Learn in STEM Bibliographic Database

 

 

Teaching Resources

Comprehensive Web Sites

Web and Document Accessibility

Designing Rubrics and Assessing Student Writing

Devising Effective Writing Assignments 

Working with English Language Learners

Teaching Grammar

Giving Effective Presentations

Assigning Peer Review

Guiding Student Research

Using Informal Writing To Learn