This stack is designed to provide educators with the tools to create high-quality literacy instruction to improve student achievement in writing.

What You'll Demonstrate

You will demonstrate the essential components of analyzing, designing, and implementing literacy instruction through a variety of instructional strategies.

Who Should Apply

  • PK12 educators
  • Instructional coaches
  • Literacy coaches/interventionists
  • Education support professionals


Analyzing a Holistic Rubric

The educator demonstrates the ability to effectively analyze students’ writing samples with a holistic rubric.

Creating Text-Dependent Analysis Prompts

The educator develops text-dependent analysis (TDA) prompts that require students to analyze specific reading element(s) (i.e., literary devices, text features) and/or text structure.

Designing Learning Progressions: Whole Class

The educator creates learning progressions as a tool for learners to self-assess.

Facilitating Organizational Strategies

The educator introduces strategies that allow students to create an organizational structure that aligns to the purpose of the writing.

Facilitating Prewriting Strategies

The educator facilitates specific prewriting strategies to generate ideas for writing aligned to specific tasks and purposes.

Facilitating Revision Strategies

The educator provides instruction on the role of revision to help students move from a draft toward an effective piece of writing which aligns to their purpose.

Facilitating Writing Conferences

The educator facilitates conferences with students to assist them in moving forward with their writing.

Introducing Editing Strategies (6-12)

The educator introduces strategies that allow students to effectively edit their writing.

Introducing Organizational Writing Strategies

The educator plans for introducing students to organization and its impact on a piece of writing aligned to task and purpose.

Planning for Writing: Educator

The educator demonstrates proficiency in prewriting by explaining the relationship between writing task and writing purpose, reviewing prewriting strategies, and using a prewriting strategy to complete a piece of writing.

Reading Like a Writer

The educator models how to read like a writer and analyzes two students’ ability to read like a writer.

Whole Part Whole

The educator models a writing task by dividing it into whole-part-whole and analyzes the effectiveness of this method.

Writing Organization: Mentor Texts

The educator facilitates the instruction of organizational formats for writing by analyzing mentor texts.