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This study identifies practices of effective teachers of writing. Three schools with significantly higher achievement in an area that underperforms nationally were identified and within them teachers whose students exhibited superior progress were selected. This article argues that student achievement in writing is likely to be higher when teachers exhibit strengths in these hallmarks.
Updated: Aug. 15, 2010
Commercial Software Programs Approved for Teaching Reading and Writing in the Primary Grades: Another Sobering Reality
This paper reports the results of a systematic and comprehensive evaluation of the suitability of 13 commercially available, authorized software programs for teaching reading and writing in the primary grades. These programs were assessed on interface design, content, instructional design, and appropriateness to supplement reading and writing instruction.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2010
Drawing on their experiences as high school writing instructors, researchers, and teacher trainers, David Coker and William Lewis examine an often overlooked dimension of adolescent literacy: writing proficiency. The authors explore recent research on the skills and strategies students need in order to write with competence and describe analyses of interventions that help students attain writing mastery.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2008