IES Practice Guide: Teaching Secondary School Students to Write Effectively (2019) (WWC - What Works Clearinghouse)


This practice guide presents three evidence-based recommendations for helping students in grades 6–12 develop effective writing skills. Each recommendation includes specific, actionable guidance for educators on implementing practices in their classrooms. The guide also summarizes and rates the evidence supporting each recommendation, describes examples to use in class, and offers the panel’s advice on how to overcome potential implementation obstacles. This guide is geared towards administrators and teachers in all disciplines who want to help improve their students’ writing.


Curriculum/Instructional Methods High School Literacy Middle School