What is the Common Core Writing Academy?
Common Core Writing Academy helps schools efficiently implement the Common Core State Standards via writing instruction. We are a group of professional school leaders and teachers with extensive experience teaching writing at all levels. We help school leaders, coaches, and teachers plan, deliver, and assess writing instruction to meet the Common Core State Standards. Click here to see our staff pictures and read our bios.
Why focus on writing now?
Common Core State Standards have been adopted by all but a few states. These are very rigorous and require critical thinking, argument and research writing, and comprehension across a wide variety of text types. Assessments developed to measure mastery of these Common Core State Standards are mostly based in writing.
Students who write well increase their learning across academic content areas (Bangert-Drowns, Hurley, & Wilkinson, 2004). Learning to write more skillfully increases reading skills (Graham & Perin, 2007; Graham & Herbert, 2010).
The workplace today and in the future requires greater writing skills (Trilling & Fadel, 2009).
What services do you provide?
We provide clients with writing instruction training, tools, and strategies that are research-based. We show how to integrate writing best practices across all grades K-12 and across all content areas.
What writing professional development do you offer?
Click any of the titles below to read more about our PD packages. Click our PD link for more offerings.
- Argument Writing
- Explanatory & Informative Writing
- Narrative Writing
- Short Research Projects
- Summer Writing Institute for Coaches
- Varying Writing to Meet the CCSS
- Writing Assessment
- Writing Process and Writing Workshop
Can you customize writing training to fit MY school’s needs?
Yes we can! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (913) 839-0308 to tell us more about your school, and we will tailor our services to meet your school’s unique needs.