“Reading proficiency is just half of the literacy picture, we have to widen the literacy forum to include writing.”
– Writing Next
Writing Your Way to Wisdom
Macomb Intermediate School District
The need for improved writing proficiency among high school students is significant. Writing well is not just an option for students---it is a necessity. Along with reading comprehension, writing skill is a predictor of academic success and a basic requirement for participation in any higher education endeavor and/ or in civic life. Teachers who attend this training will receive a best practice approach to assist students with “Writing to Learn” and “Learning to Write.” This user friendly approach will be easily transferred into practice by Middle and High School Teachers.
Urgency: 21st Century Literacy
"Literacy in the 21st century will mean the ability to find information, decode it, critically evaluate it, organize it into personal digital libraries and find meaningful ways to share it with others. Information is a raw material students will need to learn to build with it."
From The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman
School Improvement Consultant