Writing to Learn: Action Research from the GTN Project
By incorporating writing with reading and subject-area instruction, teachers can help students increase comprehension and academic performance. This module summarizes current research on writing to learn and explores several specific strategies teachers can use occasionally or every day. The strategies included here are showcased in the action research of Governor’s Teacher Network participants.
Alignment to North Carolina standards
- North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards
- 3. Teachers know the content they teach.
- c. Teachers recognize the interconnectedness of content areas/disciplines.
- 4. Teachers facilitate learning for their students.
- a. Teachers know the ways in which learning takes place, and they know the appropriate levels of intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of their students.
- e. Teachers help students develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
Participants will create the following in completing this module, and
central office staff may, at their discretion, request these work products before granting CEUs.
- Reflection journal
- Lesson plan incorporating a writing-to-learn strategy