Writing: Importance, development, and instruction

Stephen Graham, Amy Gillespie, Debra McKeown

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In this article, we examine why writing is important, how it develops, and effective writing practices. We situate the 5 articles in this special issue of Reading and Writing in this literature, providing a context for the contribution of each paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalReading and Writing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013


  • Composition
  • Reading
  • Reading and Writing
  • Writing
  • Writing development
  • Writing instruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing


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