Connecting Writing to Learn with the Common Core State Standards and the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner
Jackson, Maggie J.
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The Writing to Learn technique uses writing to engage students in the learning process. Both the Common Core State Standards and the American Association of School Librarians Standards for the 21st-Century Learner incorporate writing as an essential skill. The school librarian is trained to utilize all the standards to connect students to the skills needed for the K-12 classroom, workplace, and higher education. This paper explores how the school librarian positively impacts learning through the use of writing. Research of peer reviewed journals, articles, books, university pages, and Web sites were used to review the literature on the concept of Writing to Learn in relation to the classroom, the standards, and the school librarian. The research concluded that Writing to Learn is an effective technique to engage students in the learning process, but more research of Writing to Learn in relation to the standards and the school library is needed.