What We Know About the Science of Writing


The swell in attention to the Science of Reading points to the urgency of teaching students to read. However, we must also turn our attention to the research behind the Science of Writing. Writing is an invaluable skill that empowers learners to communicate their ideas and has proven ties to comprehension and fluency. This panel will discuss key themes from decades of seminal research on writing instruction and explore how that research can be translated into instructional pillars across K-12.

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  1. Attendees will explore and interrogate their own understanding of the value of writing proficiency across all grades.
  2. Deepen knowledge of the body of research surrounding the science of how students learn to write (and write well!)
  3. Leave with actionable practices for teaching writing to implement at their respective grade level.



Ana-Le Cairns, Director, Brand Engagement, McGraw-Hill Education

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  • Tags: learning science, instruction
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Practice & Pedagogy
  • Session Focus Area K-12 Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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