Supporting Writing Skills Through Understanding Elementary School Instructional Practices

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,3
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 4: Assessment and Intervention in an RTI Framework

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. describe teachers’ instructional practices commonly used in elementary school in the United States.
  2. Learn to review teachers’ self-efficacy practices to better support students’ writing skills. 
  3. learn how to effectively use instructional writing practices to help students develop writing skills.


Writing is an essential skill for school-age children; however, writing is often a neglected skill in public schools. Although teachers serve a crucial role in strengthening this skill, ineffective instructional practices negatively affect its development. The purpose of this project is to examine elementary teachers’ instructional writing practices in the United States and provide a broad portrait of writing practices. Implications for teachers and school psychologists will be discussed.



Elias S. Loria, University of Houston
Amanda R. Hut, University of Houston


My-Linh N. Luu, MEd, Emily R. Jellinek, Milena A. Keller-Margulis


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