Oregon Department of Education

Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework - Writing: INSTRUCTION

High quality writing instruction involves the integration of six organizing principles.

  • Requires sufficient time for systematic writing opportunities both within English language arts classes, where writing instruction and practice traditionally occur, and in all content area classes.
  • Details the rationale and methods for explicitly teaching the writing process, including the incorporation of student writing strategies for planning, writing first drafts, revising, and editing text across different text genres.

  • Addresses different types of discourse knowledge that will help students write more effectively.

  • Addresses motivation as a key element in writing development by examining strategies to help students view themselves as capable writers and providing authentic writing activities within the overall writing program.

  • Incorporates differentiated instruction through a multi-tiered instructional approach.

  • Uses writing as a tool to strengthen reading comprehension and to enhance learning across the curriculum.