Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Research-based Writing Instructional Practices

Question: What are eleven “research-based” practices in teaching writing?

Answer: The following “research-based” writing practices were published in Writing Next: Effective Strategies to Improve Writing of Adolescents in Middle and High Schools , Graham and Perin, 2007b.

>Writing Strategies for planning, revising and editing.

> Summarization: “Explicitly and systematically teaching students how to summarize texts.”

> Collaborative Writing

> Specific goals for writing projects.

> Word processing

> Sentence combining

> Prewriting

> Inquiry activities: Analyzing data to develop ideas and content for writing tasks.

> Process writing approach, including authentic audience.

> Study of models

> Writing for content learning. P. 11.

Comment: An interesting list. Where do my readers stand in using these strategies? RayS.

Title: “Progressive Writing Instruction: Empowering School Leaders and Teachers.” J Lacina and CC Block. Voices from the Middle (March 2012), 10-17,

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