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  • 6+1 Trait ® Writing

    The 6+1 Trait Writing framework is a powerful way to learn and use a common language to refer to characteristics of writing as well as create a common vision of what 'good' writing looks like. Teachers and students can use the 6+1 Trait model to pinpoint areas of strength and weakness as they continue to focus on improved writing. NWREL can help you address your various needs in writing instruction.

  • Computer Assisted Writing Instruction

    ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication Digest #97. Reviews the advantages of using computers in writing instruction and the demands it can create for teachers. Prepared by Marjorie Simic.


William Strunk, Jr.

Miami University -- Miami, Ohio


30 Ideas for Teaching Writing (pdf brochure)

Improving Student Writing Through Effective Classroom Practices
Research brief: How teacher participation in the Writing Project leads to improved student writing achievement

National Council of Teachers of English

  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE): Writing Initiative

    A new public service campaign to support sound practices in the teaching of writing across all disciplines, to increase policymakers' and the public's knowledge about the teaching of writing, and to make available professional development for schools and educators. Check out the Writing Plans Database for writing policies, programs, and practices.


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University of Michigan

  • Writing Instruction: Current Practices in the Classroom

    ERIC Digest D156
    Over the past forty years, the emphasis in writing instruction has shifted from product to process. A companion ERIC Digest entitled "Writing Instruction: Changing Views over the Years" gives an overview of this development during the period from 1960 to 1999. This digest focuses on the experiences of individual teachers as they searched for ways to put the principles of process writing into practice in the classroom.

  • Writing Instruction for Secondary Students

    This guide contains general adaptations (i.e., instructional design, instruction and curricula, behavioral support) and specific adaptations (e.g., drafting for struggling writers) that will benefit struggling readers and writers, including students with disabilities.