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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Enabling Students to Use Writing Effectively for Learning and Communicating

Writing > Overview & Tools

This presentation illustrates how to use research-based practices to teach elementary school students to be effective writers. The presentation covers the four recommended practices in this topic....

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Creating an Engaged Community of Writers

Writing > Engaged Community > Overview & Tools

This recommended practice focuses on how teachers can foster an engaged community of writers by writing together with students, providing choice, and encouraging collaboration and feedback among...

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Overview

942 views
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Providing Daily Time For Writing

Writing > Daily Time > Overview & Tools

This recommended practice focuses on the importance of designating daily time for writing instruction to ensure sufficient practice of writing skills. This presentation outlines key considerations...

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Overview

1002 views
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Teaching Foundational Skills to Help Students Become Effective Writers

Writing > Foundational Skills > Overview & Tools

This recommended practice focuses on providing instruction on foundational writing skills, such as handwriting, spelling, sentence construction, typing, and word processing. This presentation...

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Overview

1390 views
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Teaching Students to Use the Writing Process for a Variety of Purposes

Writing > Writing Process > Overview & Tools

The focus of this recommended practice is that strong writing involves following a process in which writers (1) plan, (2) draft, (3) share, (4) evaluate, (5) revise, (6) edit, and (7) publish a...

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Overview

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Writing is a Thinking Activity

Writing > Overview & Tools

Dr. Steve Graham discusses the four recommended practices from the Practice Guide, Teaching Elementary School Students to Be Effective Writers. He describes how the process of writing instruction...

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Expert Interview

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Creating a Place Where Students Feel Like Writers

Writing > Engaged Community > Learn What Works

One member of the IES Panel explains why developing a collaborative community of writers is necessary to have engaged writers. She discusses the various ways a teacher can create a safe and...

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Expert Interview

600 views
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Not Grammar for Grammar’s Sake

Writing > Foundational Skills > Learn What Works

Listen to a member of the IES Panel discuss the importance of teaching spelling and of supporting students in learning to construct sentences that convey their intended meaning. Teaching these...

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Expert Interview

773 views
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Understanding the Purpose of What You’re Writing

Writing > Writing Process > Learn What Works

Students are more likely to be engaged in writing if they understand the purpose of a particular writing assignment. Listen to a member of the IES Panel discuss how teachers can look for...

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Expert Interview

681 views
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Strategies for Using the Writing Process

Writing > Writing Process > Learn What Works

Listen to a member of the IES Panel discuss how teachers can helps students use strategies to plan and evaluate their writing. He illustrates the importance of peer interaction in revision and...

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Expert Interview

730 views
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Kentucky’s Schoolwide Writing Program Review

Writing > States & Districts

Kentucky's Senate Bill 1 sparked a new program review process that includes a comprehensive review of writing instruction, professional development practices, and administrative support. This...

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Expert Interview

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State Support of Writing Instruction

Writing > States & Districts

This interview describes the challenges that states face as they promote student writing achievement. These challenges include the need for instructional reform to align with the Common Core State...

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Expert Interview

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