Writing is an essential to our everyday lives and is also a form of expression,
creativity, and comprehension. For students and teachers, writing across the curriculum
should be taught properly and exercised through out primary and secondary grades. By
utilizing writing in all academic courses as a tool for students’ independent
understanding, differentiated learning is easily achieved. The teacher can also use the
students’ writing as data for independent and group readiness along with progression.
Writing can also be implemented in numerous activities such as: writing workshops,
learning stations, research projects, creative concepts of explanations, inspiration, break-
up lesson topics, understanding concepts, tutoring, analytical thinking skills, socially,
communication skills, help organize thoughts and ideas, and increase reading and
fluency. The options and benefits are endless and timeless with writing across the
curriculum. Students are our future; their creativity and understanding should not be
shadowed or forgotten within the classroom.
In our present era of an Information Age, it is important that primary and
secondary students understand how to create meaning of concepts. Schools, in our
present day, provide a broad spectrum of resources, which is effortlessly available for
admission. Our schools are equipped with laptops for each students’ access, high speed
wireless Internet, computer labs, and trusted-user-friendly websites dedicated for
research. In addition to the schools’ research tools, teachers also play a major role in our
Information Age. Most teachers are now trained and required to use various tools and
means of research, along with understanding the students’ resources. The modern day
tools provided in the classroom is a start to achieving a more enriched learning
WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
environment and experience, in order to aid the students’ journey of his or her academic
The importance of gaining worthy information and grasping an understanding is
the proper method of research. Once a student has the interest of researching a concept,
and then personally explaining their interpretation, learning has been achieved. Writing is
an opportunity for students to have an outlet of expression and interpretation of
information. With an examination of various articles and educational studies, the positive
impact of writing across the curriculum will be sufficiently determined.
Statement of the Problem
Writing is becoming a forgotten and neglected academic subject within American
classrooms. The lack of time that is focused and provided on writing is the absolute
contributor of how and why the life-skill is slowly disappearing from our classrooms.
Due to the decline of this life-skill, writing must be promoted and taught well in all
Purpose of the Project
The purpose of this inquiry of writing across the...