Research to Practice from LPS: Building Learners? Writing Skills
JUNE 21, 2018
Of the 700,000 students who drop out of high school each year, many leave with, and because of, low literacy skills. Leading researchers on the development of writing, Steve Graham and Dolores Perin , assert that “because the definition of literacy includes both reading and writing skills, poor writing proficiency should be recognized as an intrinsic part of this national literacy crisis.” It is crucial for students to build their writing skills to develop as confident, independent writers.