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Literacy is critical to success in the 21st century, and students who learn to write well are more successful within and after school. Waimānalo Elementary and Intermediate School Teachers/Staff are partnering with project staff from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and ALU LIKE, Inc. on a school-wide effort to improve the writing skills of students in grades K-8. The project focuses on increasing teachers’ skills in implementing culturally responsive, evidenced-based writing practices and strategies which support explicit writing instruction (Learning to Write) and increased writing opportunities (Writing to Learn).

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