When Sally Bergquist of Olympia, Washington originally came to me a couple years ago to design a website for the writing curriculum that she was developing, she was still in the early phases of her process. Now that the curriculum is complete and ready for educators to use, she decided that the focus of the website needed to change along with the look. We worked together to come up with a design that is friendly and modern and focuses on selling the excellent teaching tool. The website is now fully functional and features a shopping cart, a blog, a slideshow of student progress and a contact form.
To me, K-2 are the most important years in writing, just as they are in reading. But whereas reading instruction has been exhaustively researched, early writing instruction hasn’t been studied as much for effectiveness. The common belief seems to be that “real” writing starts later and that students are just sort of playing with writing in these younger years. I hope to change this by showing what good solid instruction looks like in K-2 and what a difference it can make for students!
Please visit the website and let me know what you think in the comments.