Honestly, I used to be scared to teach writing in my elementary classroom. My teacher preparation program only hinted at writing, my district's curriculum was totally insufficient, and I got zero training on how to teach writing well. Sound familiar?
There's a substantial body of research that makes one thing abundantly clear: students who write well, read well too. That's all I needed to hear! When I learned how to teach writing I created a safety net for my readers, and consistently outscored grade level expectations. You can improve your writing instruction too, and I'm willing to bet you'll even fall in love with the teaching of writing. I did! Let me share that passion with you!