Jenell Krishnan and Jiali Wang
In this blog, we highlight the WRITE Center's website research page. This resource was created to support writing researchers, educators, teaching scholars, graduate students, and others who are interested in the study of writing. The page organizes writing-related research articles into 17 categories. In what follows, we provide a brief description of each category and how these resources might be used by different folks who visit the page.
By Jazmin Cruz
On July 8, 2020, Kelly Gallagher hosted a webinar on narrative writing and how that looks like during online instruction. Although Gallagher's webinar is unavailable for viewing, this blog offers a recap of the resources shared by Gallagher and our learning community of in-service teachers, pre-service teachers, specialists, directors, researchers, and doctoral students.
Webinar Recap: Designing Academic Writing Assignments for all Students, All Environments, All Classrooms
By Jacob Steiss
On July 22nd, 2020, educator and teacher scholar, Jim Burke, shared timely wisdom as teachers prepared for unknown challenges in the upcoming school year. He framed his presentation within the context of teaching during a global pandemic and in remote settings, highlighting the need to be responsive to students’ interests and experiences when designing academic writing assignments.
Here, we share some of Burke’s insights that may be helpful to educators designing responsive, accessible, and standards-based writing activities for their students.
By Jiali Wang
On July 1st, 2020, Dr. Troy Hicks facilitated a webinar on purposeful arcs of writing instruction and what they look like in his classroom. This blog offers a recap of that two-hour event. For those interested in access to a replay of this webinar, click here.
What are arcs of instruction?
Arcs of instruction consider writing tasks in the context of larger unit or curricular movements towards writing proficiency. Hicks asks teacher to consider what types of writers they want to mold at the end of multi-day, writing-centric unit:
By Jacob Steiss, MEd, and Tamara Tate PhD/JD