The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills set clear expectations for composition. As students transition to college and careers, they must have the ability to compose, revise and edit a variety of written texts with a clear, controlling thesis, coherent organization, sufficient development, and effective use of language and conventions. In fact, writing tasks will be used extensively to measure student understanding of the myriad of complex skills represented in the standards. School leaders and teacher leaders must have the tools to support writing instruction in their buildings across the content areas and grade levels. This workshop will prepare school leaders to support teachers in a concerted effort to build student capacity to compose coherent and well-structured texts with adherence to grade-specific expectations.