K-12 classrooms used to designate 3% of their time to writing instruction; now that percentage has risen …. to only 8%.
“The high- stakes testing environment created by No Child Left Behind has privileged reading as the essential element of the English language arts curriculum, leaving writing instruction at risk. CCSS, on the other hand, elevates writing to a central place, not only giving it the same number of individual standards as reading but also making writing the central way in which content knowledge is developed and shared.” Arthur Applebee & J. Langer. Writing Instruction that Works:Proven Methods for Middle and High School Classrooms (Teachers College Press, 2013)
Helping Your Child Learn to Write: http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/doc/resources/help_write.csp
Resources on How to Support Children’s Writing: http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/doc/resources/other_resources.csp
Pdf Booklet: Ten Ideas that Get Kids Writing
A blog advocating for authentic writing instruction: http://writerswhocare.wordpress.com