Genres in writing: A new path to English language learning

Migration and globalization are placing thousands of second language learners in the classrooms of teachers who lack training in language instruction. As a result, schools face the challenge of preparing educators to foster ...

New approach urged for 'abysmal' K-12 writing instruction

Writing instruction in U.S. classrooms is "abysmal" and the Common Core State Standards don't go far enough to address glaring gaps for students and teachers, a Michigan State University education scholar argues.

Learning cursive in the first grade helps students

By 2014, 45 American states will stop teaching cursive writing in favour of keyboard proficiency. In Qu├ębec, there are no plans for the moment to abandon this type of writing. "Teaching and daily use of handwriting are essential, ...

Digital tool enhances writing instruction

Effective writing has never been more important to learning and career opportunities in this 21st century-knowledge economy. But teaching it well challenges schools and universities.

LMK, IDK: Texting is writing, researcher says

(PhysOrg.com) -- The days of traditional college writing instruction are nearly over, contends a Michigan State University researcher who found that college students now rank texting as the No. 1 form of writing and cell ...

Perchance to dream, perchance to write for young children

An approach to teaching young children the principles of writing and literacy that prohibits them from borrowing from our common cultural landscape is a problematic one, according to a University of Illinois professor who ...