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Visual Diagram: Teaching Elementary School Students to be Effective Writers

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  • Topics

    Writing > Overview & Tools
  • Grade Level

    Primary (K-3), Intermediate (4-6)

  • Author

    Doing What Works

Use this diagram as a visual reminder of the four interrelated practices that are recommended for helping elementary school students become effective writers. Teachers need to provide daily time for students to write and provide the foundational skills necessary for students to learn to write. It is important for teachers to teach the writing process and to have students use the process to write for different purposes. Students can practice and share their writing when teachers build an engaged community of writers. Together, these practices are part of a comprehensive and cohesive framework for teaching writing in elementary school classrooms.