Writing A-Z Research Guide

Research Applies to: Writing A-Z

About this Research


To be skilled writers, students need explicit instruction in foundational writing skills and strategies to communicate their ideas and understand a text. Writing A-Z provides explicit, evidence-based instruction and practice opportunities that enable students to develop strong foundational writing skills.


This research guide provides information on the research base on which Writing A-Z was built, focusing on:

  • Challenges to Effective Writing Instruction
  • Predictors of Writing Achievement
  • Becoming a Skilled Writer
  • Research-Based Teaching Strategies
  • Increasing Writing Instruction and Practice
  • Feedback
  • The Writing A-Z Solution


Learning A-Z (2023). Research Base for Writing A-Z Research Guide. Tucson, AZ: Author.

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