Writing is the pivotal skill in the 21st century -- it is how your work, your learning, and your intellect will be judged, in school, in work, and in the community.

Original content and interactive technology help students develop their writing skills as they generate ideas, organize, compose, revise and publish their work online.

Teaching Matters’ literacy coaches support teachers in implementing process-based writing aligned to the expectations of the Common Core. Teachers learn how to execute research-based writing strategies, critically analyze student writing, track writing progress over time, and collaborate to continuously improve their practice.

Measurable Outcomes:

  • Implementation of Common Core aligned writing curriculum (QR 1.1)
  • Common writing assessments that inform instruction (QR 2.2)
  • Research-based, effective writing instruction (QR 1.2)
  • Improved student writing as measured by Common Core-aligned Writing Matters rubrics

Principals Get:

  • Seven units of study for meeting the requirements of the CCLS in writing that can be shared across your school
  • An assessment tracker for monitoring student writing progress
  • Mentoring in how to support effective writing instruction
  • Final impact report

Teachers Get:

  • Unit and lesson plans that include differentiated strategies, common assessments and rubrics
  • An online classroom
  • Institutes on genre-specific writing and leading teacher teams
  • Job-embedded coaching from a Literacy Coach

Learn More:

Demo the Writing Matters content and online classroom

The Research Basis for Writing Matters

About the Genres / Unit Overviews

Common Core Standards