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Writing Matters provides teachers with powerful new ways to improve student outcomes in writing.
Writing Success for Digital Natives
Writing Matters is grounded in best practice in writing instruction, drawing from extensive research. Our content was developed in collaboration with nationally recognized author-educators, including Heather Lattimer and Georgia Heard, bringing best practice to life in the form of lessons and activities enhanced by 21st century tools.
Comprehensive training is at the core of Writing Matters, incorporating off-site institutes and on-site coaching. The coaching cycle covers needs assessment and instructional planning; while the in-class focus is on instructional strategy, classroom management and assessment strategies, including assessment of student work relative to desired outcomes.
Online, students share and discuss their work collaboratively, accessing their online classroom from school or home. Using targeted, ongoing performance data, teachers offer just-in-time online feedback and track student progress. At the end of each unit, students logon and become online published writers, ready to master another genre.