With Common Core we need to rethink and reshape how we deliver our instruction.  However, there is good news for those of us who have used the writing process and set up Writer’s Workshops in our classes: Common Core assumes we are doing this.  The Standards are very much in line with the work of the National Writing Project and other writing proponents around the country. In addition to wonderful resources created by Ralph Fletcher, Carol Jago, Ruth Culham, and Lucy Calkins there is a free resource provided by Jim Burke attached here.

Writing Teachers Strategy Guide

In addition, there are two articles worth reading that may help you think about getting our students ready for writing in college and the world beyond.

WISE EYES: Prompting for Meaningful Student Writing
NWP Writing 2011

Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing
Framework – Postsecondary Writing Success