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Teaching Elementary School Students to Be Effective Writers

Graham, S., Bollinger, A., Olsen, C.B., D'Aoust, C., MacArthur, C., McCutchen, D., Olinghouse, N. (2012). Teaching Elementary School Students to Be Effective Writers. Washington, DC: What Works Clearinghouse, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.

This practice guide provides four recommendations for improving elementary students' writing. Each recommendation includes implementation steps and solutions for common roadblocks. The recommendations also summarize and rate supporting evidence. This guide is geared toward teachers, literacy coaches, and other educators who want to improve the writing of their elementary students.

"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!" — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943