WRITING COACH PROGRAMS GOING STATE-WIDE!
Thanks to a two-year grant from the Steele-Reese Foundation, WCM will soon begin serving students in the Bitterroot Valley. We start this fall in the Stevensville Public Schools and will add another school district in 2017. Ultimately, we hope to create an independent county-wide writing coach program for all seven public school districts in Ravalli County.
Writing Coaches of Montana is a community organization that provides trained volunteer writing coaches to public high school and middle school classrooms in Missoula County, Montana. By conferencing individually with every student on school writing assignments requiring critical thinking and revision, we seek to prepare all students to become confident, competent writers. Our writing coaches work...
- with every student in the classroom, regardless of ability,
- providing more than 3,400 one-on-one writing conference annually in content areas across the curriculum,
- with students in three MCPS District #1 high schools (Big Sky, Sentinel, and Hellgate) and in three MCPS middle schools (C.S. Porter, Meadow Hill, and Washington), in the "feeder" middle schools of Bonner, Clinton, and Lolo, and now in the Stevensville middle and high schools.