This policy brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education explores current writing instruction practices in American schools and offers suggestions for improvement. The report warns that middle and high school students currently do very little writing in school, and few receive adequate writing instruction. The Alliance offers recommendations for both teachers and policymakers and provides a list of eleven effective strategies for teaching writing.
Alliance for Excellent Education. (2007). Making Writing Instruction a Priority in America's Middle and High Schools. Washington, DC: Author.