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Writing is an often overlooked component of literacy, but the ability to write clearly and communicate effectively is critical to students’ classroom and workplace success. Thoughtful writing assignments can provide a means to enhance students’ vocabulary, comprehension, and spelling skills.

Teacher offers writing instruction to group of high school students

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Teach the Elements of Writing

It’s a misconception that writing teachers simply tell students to write and wait to see what happens. Teachers should provide instruction in and exposure to various elements of writing to help students understand what good writing is.