NCTE supports sound practices in the teaching of writing across all disciplines and offers resources to increase the public's knowledge and policymakers about the teaching of writing, and to make available professional development for schools and educators.
NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing
Adopted by the NCTE Executive Committee, November 2004
Read about What We Know about Writing and view some writing concept examples.
See more writing policy documents.
NCTE offers writing titles across the pre-K-college levels. View all these resources, including the Principles in Practice books on writing (Writing in the Dialogical Classroom, featured in photo)
View our entire On Demand Web seminar library of Web seminars on writing including topics such as online instruction, assessment of writing, and writing in the content areas.
Adolescent Literacy Pathways is structured to support cross-disciplinary learning communities and improve the teaching and learning practices across content areas to increase the achievement levels of all students. Ideal for teachers, coaches, and adminstrators, Pathways is organized around five key questions and 17 learning strands and includes essential questions, video clips, related readings, and tools for classroom application.
NCTE offers consultants who specialize in writing instruction and are available to present one-day or multi-day presentations or provide year-round consulting. All workshops and presentations can be customized to meet your specific needs.
These Policy Research Briefs offer updates on research with implications for policy decisions that affect the teaching and learning of writing:
NCTE members enjoy online access to ALL journals published more than two years ago! Search to find articles on writing instruction and share with others in your school.