Writing Interventions

Literate Days - Gretchen Owocki's Literate Days is a multimedia curriculum resource for preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade teachers looking to enrich and broaden their literacy-related instructional practices. Framed by research notes and kidwatching forms, lessons present ideas for enhancing existing teaching practices and for extending the quality of students' literacy experiences in times that are not typically considered "instructional."


Below are strategies teachers use to support varying degrees of writing ability in the classroom
(List compiled by Kansas Teachers, 2007):

  • Write-Out-Loud
  • Teacher conferences
  • Scribe
  • Increase knowledge by reading and attending workshops
  • Encourage small steps
  • Peer tutors
  • Cooperative writing (Kagan Structures)
  • Brainstorm ideas to put in journal
  • Write about familiar topics