Teaching M.A.

Number of Pages


Year Approved


First Advisor

Evers-Gerdes, Becky

Second Reader

Lisa Silmser


Writing is an essential skill that teaches many ways for students to explain, inform, persuade, defend, and express themselves in a way that communicates a clear and concise message that will be used abundantly throughout their educational, professional, occupational, and personal worlds after high school. The 21st-century classroom is a place with growing concerns for student progress toward varied learning goals. A significant area of interest across all content areas is the need for better writing instruction for students, as students continue to struggle to achieve writing proficiencies. This thesis identifies and provides teachers with effective evidence-based practices such as skill-based writing instruction as well as strategy instruction through the writing process to help students improve their writing skills.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis