Content Literacy Writing Resources
Writing in All High School Content Areas: Prompts and Rubrics
Plainfield High School (Plainfield, IN) WAC Resource Center
provides a wealth of interdisciplinary prompts for most content areas: science, PE, math, etc.
ACT’s writing site: gives sample essay questions, essays, and rubrics to help students to understand the different levels of written response on standardized tests.
provides templates and instructions on how to write an argumentative essay.
Writing Instruction in the Secondary Classroom: Surviving School Reform reveals a great graphic organizer for a research paper as well as ideas for persuasive writing.
Using the 6 traits writing system, includes many rubrics for grading student writing.
The Most Impactful Writing Strategies
AND HIGH SCHOOLS is a helpful site that indicates the best strategies to create the greatest growth in student writing skills. (Look at pages 4-5 for a list of effective strategies to use in instruction.)
Dartmouth Institute for Writing and Rhetoric has multiple links that discuss many strategies for academic writing.
National Writing Project provides many links to research-based articles concerning a variety of wr
Writing in the Science Classroom:
IEEE Transacation on professional communication pinpoints writing activities and strategies for high school science teachers.
This link is for chemistry teachers who need to embed more writing literacy in their courses.From writing lab reports to scientific writing to note-taking strategies,Another great link that has a wealth of provides science teachers (and math teachers) with great strategies for imbedding writing in the classroom to improve learning and literacy.
Critical Thinking and Writing Activities in the Science Classroom (which could be modified for other content areas as well)
Writing in the Math Classroom:
McRel gives math teachers ideas of how to bring writing to the math classroom.
There are some practical ideas for content writing in different high school math courses on .
McGraw Hill provides some creative ideas for integrating writing into the math classroom.