writing instruction secrets

These are the secrets to effective writing instruction


In the debut of a new podcast series called The Written Word, 19-year veteran educator Patti West-Smith describes how to identify good writing.

How do you know when a student has turned in a good essay? It can be tempting to answer this question as former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously said in describing obscenity: I know it when I see it. But educators need a more concrete definition they can apply consistently across all subject areas.

For Patti West-Smith, the answer is simple: Does
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