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Writing Well Means Rewriting, Rewriting, Rewriting

By Larry Ferlazzo — August 15, 2022 4 min read
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During the summer, I am sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past 11 years. You can see all those collections from the first 10 years here.

Today’s theme is Writing Instruction.

You can see the list following this excerpt from one of the posts:

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1. Teaching Writing Requires Leaving Students With an ‘I Can Do It!’ Spirit

Three educators share suggestions for writing instruction, including a visual-thinking strategy. Read more.

2. Four Strategies for Effective Writing Instruction

Three educators share their best ideas on K-12 writing instruction, including writing frames and graphic organizers. Read more.

3. Seven Strategies for Grammar Instruction

Five educators share instructional strategies for engaging and effective grammar instruction. Read more.

4. 17 Approaches for Encouraging Students to Revise Their Writing

Five educators offer instructional strategies to use when teaching writing revision, including the power of an authentic audience. Read more.

5. Ways to Help Ignite Students’ Intrinsic Desire for Writing Revision

Five educators make suggestions that might help students want to revise their writing, including by using “editing stations.” Read more.

6. ‘I No Longer Give Grades on Student Writing Assignments, and It’s the Best Thing Ever!’

Five educators share how they have helped students motivate themselves to revise their writing. Read more.

7. Making Revision of Writing a ‘Collaborative Process’

Six educators discuss strategies they’ve used to encourage students to revise their writing, such as demonstrating their own practice. Read more.

8. 12 Strategies for Encouraging Students to Want to Revise Their Writing

Four educators share suggestions for creating the classroom conditions in which students want to make revisions to their writing. Read more.

9. Spreading ‘Poetry Love’ in the Classroom

Nine educators share instructional strategies they use to teach poetry, including through read-alouds and through studying and writing odes. Read more.

10. Teaching Poetry in ‘Playful’ Ways

Four educators share multiple ways to teach poetry, including by modeling and by mimic writing, so that students can enjoy and appreciate the literary form. Read more.

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