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Research-Based Resources on Teaching Writing

by Timothy Shanahan
 | Apr 02, 2014

Timothy Shanahan
by Timothy Shanahan
University of Illinois at Chicago
April 2, 2014



Research on Teaching Writing
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I recently wrote a blog entry titled “Ten Things Good Writers Do” for a group of Chicago high school students, at their request. As such, this essay provides subjective advice from an experienced writer, reviewer, editor, and reader, but does not offer research or resources on how to teach someone to write more effectively. 

The following list provides teachers with some research-based resources on teaching writing:

  • Graham, S., Bollinger, A., Olson, C. B., D’Aoust, C., MacArthur, C., McCutchen, D., & Olinghouse, N. (2012). Teaching elementary students to be effective writers: A practice guide (NCEE 2012-4058). Washington, DC: National Center for Educational Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute for Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.


Timothy Shanahan is a member of the International Reading Association’s Literacy Research Panel. Reader response is welcomed. E-mail your comments to LRP@/.

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