A practice guide from the What Works Clearinghouse, Teaching Elementary School Students to Be Effective Writers , offers four strategies for improving elementary students’ writing:
- Provide daily time for students to write
- Teach students to use the writing process for a variety of purposes
- Teach students to become fluent with handwriting, spelling, sentence construction, typing, and word processing
- Create an engaged community of writers
For each recommendation, the guide provides implementation ideas and examples, summaries of supporting research, and solutions to common roadblocks. It is geared toward teachers, and other educators who want to improve the writing of their elementary students.
Source (Open Access) :Graham, S., Bollinger, A., Booth Olson, C., D’Aoust, C., MacArthur, C., McCutchen, D., & Olinghouse, N. (2012). Teaching elementary school students to be effective writers: A practice guide (NCEE 2012-4058). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.