Articles From Reading Rockets to Assist Writing Development

It's always good to have the opportunity to share a couple of articles you believe might prove useful to everyone…
They are from the Reading Rocket’s Web Page. Hope you can follow the links and find something of value to you in your important work as teachers of writing.

Persuasive Writing

Persuasive writing is a form of nonfiction writing that encourages careful word choice, the development of logical arguments, and a cohesive summary. Young children can be guided through a series of simple steps in an effort to develop their persuasive writing skills.

Digital Storytelling: Extending the Potential for Struggling Writers

By: Ruth Sylvester and Wendy-lou Greenidge

While some young writers may struggle with traditional literacy, tapping into new literacies like digital storytelling may boost motivation and scaffold understanding of traditional literacies. Three types of struggling writers are introduced followed by descriptions of ways digital storytelling can support their development.


  1. Perfect! My freshmen will be writing persuasive pieces after our break and a friend and I are going to be teaching a digital storytelling class next year. How did you know????


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