One of the challenges in teaching writing is that the writing process is a personalized endeavor, involving students in applying their cognitive and affective energies to expression on the page. For elementary gifted learners, this is a challenging task because it requires psychomotor coordination in addition to coherent thought and feeling.

This entry discusses several aspects of teaching writing to elementary students, including the common approaches and processes, the interdisciplinary connection between reading and language arts, strategies for teaching writing, and integrating technology. In addition, this entry addresses writing curriculum for gifted students, including learning disabled gifted students. Finally, this entry briefly enumerates the essential elements for an effective writing curriculum for elementary students.

Approaches and Processes

Research on teaching writing offers insight into how improvement is ...

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