Students need to “learn to write” throughout their lives. When they are in elementary school, children learn to encode words, spell, construct sentences, figure out the mechanics of paragraphs, and develop understanding of grammar. As they get older, students refine and expand these skills. This is most commonly accomplished in the English classroom as students complete process writing pieces and teachers comment on successive drafts of students’ writing.

Toolbox for Learning to Write (See Tabs on the Left)
Draft Writing

Graphic Organizers and Thinking Skills

Additional Handouts for Learning to Write:

11 Minute Essay

Gretchen Bernabei's Website

Paired Reading Graphic Organizer

One Sentence Summary - Reading Minute

Letter to My Teacher