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People Learn to Write by Writing

writingThe NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing, written by the Writing Study Group of the NCTE Executive Committee, pinpoints 11 key issues in the effective teaching of writing. Over the next few weeks, we will unpack each one. This week, we will look at:

“People learn to write by writing.”

Writing instruction must include ample in-class and out-of-class opportunities for writing and should include writing for a variety of purposes and audiences. Here are texts and lesson plans on many genres and products of writing:

How do you use the NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing in your classroom?