Exploring Second Grade Curriculum to Support Writing Growth and Development

The study examined the effects of either the Being a Writer or Language for Writing program on grade 2 students’ writing skills and attitudes about writing. The study took place in two elementary schools in a Colorado school district in the 2016–2017 school year. All the teachers in the study received professional development and coaching during the year. Student writing samples were collected in the fall and spring. In addition, a survey on writing attitudes was administered to students by their teachers in the fall and spring. This is a summary of that study.