Literacy Landscape Addressed by Write on Sports

Both national and local assessments of middle school students’ writing ability suggest that many students are struggling to develop the kinds of skills they will need to succeed in high school and beyond. While there are many reasons for this, several key aspects have been highlighted by research – students’ lack of motivation, their loss of confidence and a limited amount of time during the school day devoted to writing instruction. Write on Sports directly addresses these three issues by giving students the opportunity to write about topics of their choosing and by providing targeted instruction in small group and individualized settings that helps students finish pieces they are proud of.

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Mission Statement

The middle school years are critical times for students, who must attain valuable skills to determine a future path of academic success and growth and to ensure success on the eighth grade standardized tests. By strengthening communication, perceptual and intellectual proficiencies, the Write on Sports program provides a set of skills that can be applied to academic areas beyond sports writing.

 

Highlight

The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) published an article written by long-time WoS teacher Andy Beutel. Please find the full article published here.

The AMLE Newsletter was sent to 55,000 members in addition to this online presence. Andy articulated the strengths of WoS and how it could (and should) be folded into the traditional academic setting. This is a wonderful example of his dedication to WoS and passion for teaching.