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Evidence-Based Resources in Print

Our instructional approach is based on strategy instruction and self-regulation. 

We are also interested in professional and research collaborations. Such collaborations can benefit teachers’ instruction and students’ writing achievement. Further, such collaborations can advance the knowledge of the research community on “what works” in real setting and with real students long-term!

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Developing Strategic Young Writers through Genre Instruction

Resources for Grades K-2

Zoi A. Philippakos and Charles A. MacArthur

Tested and fine-tuned in K–2 classrooms, this book provides engaging lessons and materials for teaching the three genres of writing—opinion, procedural, and story—that provide a foundation for beginning writers’ persuasive, informative, and narrative writing skills. The authors' approach integrates strategy instruction, self-regulated learning, and dialogic interactions such as role play. Packed with 55 reproducible planning forms and student handouts, the book makes connections between writing and reading in ways that support growth in both areas, address learning standards, and promote writing across the instructional day. Appendices contain numerous resources to support teachers’ and administrators’ professional learning. The large-size format facilitates photocopying; purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

- Guilford Press


Developing Strategic Writers through Genre Instruction

Resources for Grades 3-5

Zoi A. PhilippakosCharles A. MacArthur, and David L. Coker Jr.

This highly practical guide offers a systematic approach to instruction in the three main writing genres—narrative, persuasive, and informative—that students in grades 3–5 are expected to master. Ready-to-use lesson plans and materials are grounded in research on strategy instruction and self-regulated learning, and connect with learning standards. Presented are ways to teach students strategies for planning, drafting, evaluating, revising, editing, and publishing writing in each genre, while making connections between reading and writing. Sixty-four reproducible planning forms and student handouts are provided; the large-size format facilitates photocopying. The Appendix contains a Study Guide to support professional learning. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

- Guilford Press

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