An Education Week post by Walt Gardner today led me to an excellent Hechinger Report article from late last year that I missed, Three lessons from the science of how to teach writing.
It’s a report on a study that I think is the best review of writing research I’ve seen since a report was published a year ago summarizing studies on teaching writing and critiquing Common Core (see New Study Says That Half Of “Evidence-Based Practices” In Writing Instruction Not “Signaled” By Common Core).
Here are three recommended practices:
1. Spend more time writing
2. Write on a computer
3. Grammar instruction doesn’t work
Read The Hechinger Report article and read the study itself.
I’m adding this post to The Best Posts On Writing Instruction.