Writing

Grades K-3 Resources

  • MAISA Units
    • These units of study were developed by Michigan teachers, ISD consultants, instructional specialists, and administrators.

Grades 4-5 Resources

  • MAISA Units
    • These units of study were developed by Michigan teachers, ISD consultants, instructional specialists, and administrators.
  • Implementing Writer’s Workshop in Grades 4-6
    • This site provides techniques for managing the components of writer’s workshop, including mini-lessons, time for writing, conferring and sharing.
  • Inside Writing Opportunities
    • This resource provides practical instructional advice to elementary level writing teachers.

Grades 6-12 Resources

  • MAISA Units
    • These units of study were developed by Michigan teachers, ISD consultants, instructional specialists, and administrators.
  • Writing Next
    • This report offers teachers research-based strategies for teaching writing to 21st century adolescents.
  • Write in the Middle
    • This resource provides practical instructional advice to middle school level writing teachers.
  • Developing Writers
    • This resource provides practical instructional advice to high school level writing teachers.

Writing Across the Curriculum

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Additional Resources

  • ReadWriteThink
    • Sponsored by NCTE, this site includes hundreds of research-based classroom lessons along with professional development resources.
  • WritingFix
    • Designed by National Writing Project fellows, this site includes workshops, prompts, lessons and materials for teachers of writing.
  • Writing Resources for All Levels
    • This comprehensive site provides educators with resources for teaching writing in different contexts and for a variety of purposes and audiences.