Participants of this module will learn about alternate pencils, how to support emergent writers, what students learn during the emergent writing stage, and analyze samples of emergent writing.
Online Self-directed Emergent Writing Module
Group Facilitated Module Materials for Emergent Writing
Writing with Alternate Pencils
This module describes ways to get students started with writing when they cannot use a traditional pencil, pen, or computer keyboard. The content of this module applies to students at all levels of literacy understanding including students who do not yet know letter names or sounds.
Online Self-directed Writing with Alternate Pencils Module
Group Facilitated Module Materials for Writing with Alternate Pencils
Writing: Text Types and Purposes
This module provides a brief overview of writing in the DLM Essential Elements with an emphasis on teaching students with significant cognitive disabilities how to use print or braille to communicate to different people for different reasons.
Online Self-directed Text Types and Purposes Module
Group Facilitated Module Materials for Text Types and Purposes
Writing Information and Explanation Texts
This module focuses on approaches that help students learn to select topics and write to share information or explain what they know about them.
Online Self-directed Information and Explanation Texts Module
Group Facilitated Module Materials for Information and Explanation Texts
Writing: Production and Distribution
This module address the need to provide students with significant cognitive disabilities with access to a means of writing as well as sound and well-balanced instruction in the cognitive acts that writing requires.
Online Self-directed Production and Distribution Module
Group Facilitated Module Materials for Production and Distribution
Writing: Getting Started with Narrative Writing
This module describes narrative writing and explains how to support students in writing about familiar experiences. Participants will identify possible topics for students to write about, as well as examine narrative writing drafts by students with significant cognitive disabilities.
Online Self-directed Narrative Writing Module
Group Facilitated Module Materials for Narrative Writing
Writing: Getting Started in Writing Arguments
After completing this module, participants will be able to describe the difference between persuasion and arguments, identify ways to use familiar student experiences in instruction, and create mentor texts based on student preferences.
Online Self-directed Writing Arguments Module
Group Facilitated Module Materials for Writing Arguments
Predictable Chart Writing
This module focuses on what predictable chart writing is and why it is important for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Participants will examine student and teacher roles and ways predictable chart writing can be adapted to meet the needs of students.
Online Self-directed Predictable Chart Writing Module
Group Facilitated Module Materials for Predictable Chart Writing