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Lowcountry Writing Project Offers Standards-Based Courses

Publication: The Post and Courier
Date: December 13, 2012

Summary: The Lowcountry Writing Project, in South Carolina, is offering two spring courses in compliance with the Common Core State Standards. The first course helps teachers who want to create and grade effective writing assignments, and the second course introduces teachers and librarians to the plethora of student-friendly texts that can complement traditional sources.


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The Lowcountry Writing Project , Charleston, and The Citadel's local affiliate of the National Writing Project, is accepting applications for two spring courses.

The first course targets content-area teachers who, in compliance with the new Common Core State Standards, need to include more writing in their classes.

"Assigning and Assessing Student Writing" is a one-graduate-hour course designed to help teachers create and grade effective writing assignments. . . .

The second course targets Social Studies teachers, English teachers and librarians.

The Common Core State Standards require the use of literary texts in content-area classes, so this three-graduate-hour course, "Young Adult Literature," will introduce participants to the variety of student-friendly texts that can complement traditional sources, with a special focus on historical fiction. . . .

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