Teaching secondary school students to write effectively

November 7, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Teaching secondary school students to write effectively (November 2016)  [pdf] is a new resource released by the What Works Clearinghouse.

From page 1: “This practice guide presents three evidence based recommendations for helping students in grades 6–12 develop effective writing skills. Each recommendation provides teachers with specific, actionable guidance for implementing practices in their classrooms. The guide also provides a description of the evidence supporting each recommendation, examples to use in class, and the panel’s advice on how to overcome potential implementation obstacles.”

The 3 main recommendations are:

  1. Explicitly teach appropriate writing strategies using a Model-Practice-Reflect instructional cycle; Recommendation 1A. Explicitly teach appropriate writing strategies;  Recommendation 1B. Use a Model-Practice-Reflect instructional cycle to teach writing strategies .
  2. Integrate writing and reading to emphasize key writing features
  3.  Use assessments of student writing to inform instruction and feedback .

Check it out! Rowan

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