As a natural outgrowth of meeting the charge to define college and career readiness, the Common Core Standards provide expectations for what it means to be an effective writer. In fact, writing tasks will be used extensively to measure student understanding of the myriad of complex skills represented in the standards. This workshop will prepare district and state leaders to support site-based leaders in their effort to build student capacity to compose coherent and well-structured argumentative, informative/explanatory, and narrative pieces with adherence to grade-specific expectations.