Writing

Explore resources designed to improve writing instruction in elementary school.

Explore the subtopics below to learn more about the recommended practices:

To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the IES Practice Guide, Teaching Elementary Students to Be Effective Writers.

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Kentucky Department of Education Program Review Guide

Writing > States & Districts

Review this guide to learn more about the procedures that Kentucky uses to review writing programs. To learn more about the state's process, listen to the associated audio interview. Related...

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Sample Material

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Developing a Shared Writing Assignment

Writing > Engaged Community > Overview & Tools

This tool provides a framework for planning lessons in which students collaborate to develop a shared piece of writing. Watch the presentation, Creating an Engaged Community of Writers, to learn...

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Tool

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Teacher Self-Reflection: Building a Community of Writers

Writing > Engaged Community > Overview & Tools

Teachers can use this tool to reflect on strategies they use to build an engaged community of writers. To learn more about these strategies, watch Giving Students a Choice, There Is a Larger...

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Tool

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Planning to Teach Sentence Construction

Writing > Foundational Skills > Overview & Tools

Use this tool to plan lessons using mentor texts to teach sentence construction. View the related sample materials and listen to the audio interview to learn more about using mentor text to teach...

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Tool

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Using Mentor Texts to Teach Foundational Skills: A Planner

Writing > Foundational Skills > Overview & Tools

Elementary school teachers can use this tool for organizing ideas and identifying mentor texts that can be integrated into lesson plans on grammar and sentence mechanics. Using this tool, teachers...

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Tool

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Self-Reflection Tool: Activities for Sentence Structure Development

Writing > Foundational Skills > Overview & Tools

This tool can be used to identify ideas for focused instruction within three research-based instructional activities for sentence development: sentence framing, sentence expanding, and sentence...

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Tool

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Learning Together: Integrating Writing Into the Curriculum

Writing > Daily Time > Overview & Tools

Use this tool to plan writing projects as part of social studies, math, or science curricula. This tool can be used in professional learning communities as an activity for collaborative learning...

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Tool

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Self-Reflection Tool: Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing > Daily Time > Overview & Tools

Teachers and coaches can use this tool to reflect on current practice and identify ideas for new instructional activities for including daily writing across all subject areas. View the interview,...

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Tool

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Planning to Teach Writing Strategies

Writing > Writing Process > Overview & Tools

This tool is designed to help teachers plan writing strategies that are suited to their students and their grade level. Strategies are provided for each step of the writing process, along with...

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Tool

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Teacher Self-Assessment: Gradual Release of Responsibility

Writing > Writing Process > Overview & Tools

Teachers can use this tool to reflect on the steps they take to gradually release the responsibility for using writing strategies to students. Specific steps are listed to help teachers show...

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Tool

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Learning Together: Applying the Writing Process

Writing > Writing Process > Overview & Tools

Use this tool as a learning and listening guide with the interviews, Strategies for Using the Writing Process, Teaching Students to Use the Writing Process for a Variety of Purposes, and Understand...

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Tool

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Writing Planning Template #4

Writing > Overview & Tools

This template can help districts and schools understand the alignment between the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts K-5 and the recommended practices in the IES Practice Guide,...

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Planning Template

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