Ensuring Writing Proficiency: Best Practices for Teaching Writing

Research Applies to: Writing A-Z


Writing A-Z is the specialized product for writing instruction and practice from Learning A-Z. Writing A-Z provides research-based resources and activities to use for writing instruction both online and offline, ranging from structured lessons to quick writing activities to iterative, more extensive writing.


This white paper includes research on the following best practices when teaching writing, as well as a list of resources that fulfill those best practices:

  • Teaching strategies for writing and treating writing as a process
  • Setting goals for writing
  • Explicitly addressing the prewriting stage
  • Encouraging collaboration among students when writing


Learning A-Z (2019). Ensuring writing proficiency: Best practices for teaching writing. Tucson, AZ: Author.

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