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Spotlight on Writing Instruction – Education Week

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Writing Instruction

The Education Week Spotlight on Writing Instruction is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors on:

  • Using online tools to fuel collaborative writing
  • How teachers are tackling new student-writing expectations
  • Encouraging revision throughout the writing process
  • Strategies for supporting evidence-based writing across subject areas

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.


Teachers are using online tools to change the way students write, collaborate, and get feedback in the classroom.

June 14, 2017 – Education Week


The common-core standards call for students to write more and in more complex modes, but literacy experts say that’s not happening in many classrooms.

July 20, 2016 – Teacher



In an era of high-stakes testing and timed assessments, teachers shouldn’t overlook the importance of teaching revision in the writing process, writes Sarah M. Hess.

January 23, 2017 – Teacher



English teacher Linda Yaron shares a selection of strategies to help students gain proficiency at what is fast becoming a “gatekeeper skill.”

August 30, 2016 – Teacher



Chiquita R.N. Toure says the chance creation of a writing club at her school has helped students see writing in a new—and more constructive—light.

August 23, 2016 – Teacher



Through verbal and written strategies, students gain a deeper grasp of math content, while giving teachers a window into their understanding, writes STEM educator Amy Shapiro.

June 20, 2016 – Teacher

Students need explicit instruction in how to use appositives, dependent clauses, and conjunctions, among other grammatical devices, says the author of a new book on teaching writing.

June 12, 2017 – Curriculum Matters

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