Developmental English Instructors: What Support Materials Do You Need?

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Curriculum redesign has transformed developmental English courses in recent years. For many instructors, this has led to classes with a greater range of student preparedness than ever before. Next Spring, we'll be publishing Writing Essentials Online, a LaunchPad developed to help instructors meet the diverse needs of their students by providing flexible, modular writing instruction from sentence to essay-level. The LaunchPad will be supported by a series of three brief books, each of which focuses on a particular set of writing skills that build on each other, guiding students as they grow as writers.


There is a wealth of content in this product—over forty chapters' worth of material for each level of writing instruction—sentence, paragraph, and essay. What instructor support materials would you expect to find included with this product?  Which would be MOST useful?

Examples of support materials:

  • Sample syllabi
  • Best practices for using digital media in the classroom
  • Resources that support a specific model (ALP/co-requisite, lab-based, etc.)
  • Alignment with learning objectives or core competencies
  • Support for teaching reading and writing skills in tandem
  • Pacing guide
  • Slide presentations on X topic


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Thank you in advance for your specific suggestions! Your response will determine what types of support materials appear in the LaunchPad.