NBCTs: Proven strategies to improve students' writing

09/30/2013 | Education Week Teacher

In this blog post, several teachers offer their suggestions for helping students improve their writing skills. National Board Certified Teacher Mary K. Tedrow recommends giving students more time to talk before launching directly into a writing exercise. Ray Salazar, also a National Board Certified Teacher, writes that teaching writing under the Common Core State Standards will require students stop writing the five-paragraph essay, and he suggests several tips for improving narrative, argumentative and expository writing.

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