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The Adolescent Literacy KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase is an online resource aiding education professionals in their pursuit of public and private grants to support local programs. Its five elements contain information and resources that assist the grant seeker with developing their project, writing the grant proposal and managing the grant upon its award.

Task 3: Instill Through Writing

Guideline: To do well in school, adolescent students need to write well. To become good writers, it is important to practice writing. For example, young adolescents can develop their skills by writing about something they know, about themselves, and about their communities. Possessing an awareness of techniques that enhance writing skills can help fourth and fifth grade teachers improve adolescent literacy.





This link is to ReadWriteThink, a partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the Verizon Foundation. This website includes lessons (by grades, title, or literacy connection), student materials, and resources.


Integrating Writing into the Mathematics Classroom

This link is to a Teaching Today website exploring how to integrate writing in the mathematics classroom.


National Writing Project

This link is to the National Writing Project website. As noted at its website, "The National Writing Project is a professional development network that serves teachers of writing at all grade levels, primary through university, and in all subjects."


Teaching Elementary School Students to Be Effective Writers

This link to the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences website provides a review of and a link to its practice guide Teaching Elementary School Students to Be Effective Writers. The practice guide is geared toward teachers, literacy coaches, and other educators who want to improve the writing of their elementary students. It includes recommendations for improving elementary students’ writing, implementation steps, and solutions for common roadblocks.


Writing Next: Effective Strategies to Improve Writing of Adolescents in Middle and High Schools

This link to the Carnegie Corporation of New York's report on Writing Next offers 11 elements found to be effective in helping adolescent students of all ages learn to write well. A synopsis of this document is available through the Center on Instruction.