Reflection on Debbie Dean’s What Works in Writing Instruction

A bit of background on Writing Next 

Writing Next is a report that identifies quantitative studies on writing instruction. It lists twelve elements of effective writing instruction.

Reading Dean’s What Works in Writing Instruction

I was most interested in the chapters on writing strategies, word processing, and writing for content learning. For each chapter, I found the summaries useful.

Writing for Content Learning

– writing is the tool of learning content material rather than end itself

– three core: writing encourages thinking, provides a record for further examination, and enables connections

– three things to consider: part of teacher’s attitude towards learning and students as part of a constructivist strategy


Overall, I think there


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