Published: 3/4/2014 8:05 AM

Writing instruction prepares students to communicate for a variety of purposes and audiences in a variety of real-world forms.


  • Kentucky Writing Resources - Download Page

    The Kentucky Writing Program: Creating a Culture of Feedback and Analysis
    This resource is designed to guide teachers and administrators in developing a system of ongoing feedback and analysis of students’ writing and communication skills.


  • Reading and Writing Assessments

    These resources provide information about interim and diagnostic assessments for reading and writing. With any assessment, teachers should investigate which assessments best meet the learning needs of their students prior to purchasing or administering.


  • Schoolwide Writing Programs, Plans and Policies

    What is the difference between a writing program, plan and policy? This document defines and describes the terms and shows how they relate.


  • The National Writing Project

    Basic Assumptions of the National Writing Project Model


  • Writing and the Kentucky Core Academic Standards - How to Set and Meet Our Goals

    This set of resources is designed to guide educators as they provide effective writing instruction to ensure college and career readiness for all students through rigorous implementation of the Kentucky Core Academic Standards. The resources include a draft writing rubric aligned to the Kentucky Core Academic Standards, a powerpoint with facilitator notes, sample student writing and information about 21st century communications.


  • Writing Planning Guidance - Developing a Schoolwide Writing Plan

    This guidance document is designed to help schools develop, implement and monitor school writing plans.  It offers questions to consider in reflecting on the curriculum, instruction, assessments and supports that will ensure students’ literacy needs are met related to writing and communication skills.  School literacy teams, district literacy leadership and SBDM councils are among the audiences who may find this information beneficial as they implement or revise plans and policies.


  • Writing Policy Guidance

    This set of resources is designed to provide school councils and literacy teams guidance in developing their school writing policy and plan. It includes an overview of the requirements of Senate Bill 1 related to writing and provides recommendations to teams as they develop their writing plan and policy to support their writing program.

Cindy Parker
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