Robert Slavin just published a short review of research on writing instruction that I think teachers might find useful. Check out his post at What Works in Teaching Writing?
It got me thinking that it might be useful to readers – and to me – to highlight what I think are a few other very good and accessible summaries of the research on this topic.
Here are some resources I’ve previously shared – please let me know what I’m missing (I’m adding this post to The Best Posts On Writing Instruction):
Progressive mastery through deliberate practice: A promising approach for improving writing includes a good summary of the research.
Scientific evidence on how to teach writing is slim is from The Hechinger Report.
Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively is from The What Works Clearinghouse.