Writing is one of the central pillars of developing strong literacy skills, and the 2015 policy platform builds a request around this truth: “Ensure comprehensive literacy education that promotes evidence-based approaches to the teaching of writing.” But in an era of increasing emphasis on assessments that are cheap to make and easy to score, writing often gets sidelined in literacy learning.
It’s important to advocate for time and space for writing and to make a case for the core qualities that define a good writing experience. Read up on these resources and share them with your colleagues:
- Share NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing.
- See NCTE Beliefs about Students’ Right to Write.
- Read NCTE’s Resolution on the Student’s Right to Incorporate Heritage and Home Languages in Writing.