Can you imagine your students building sensational sentences, powerful paragraphs, and fabulous five paragraph essays? You will marvel at these hands-on tools that provide a multisensory, step-by-step process for writing instruction from kindergarten through sixth grade. This practical system provides a schoolwide common language and instructional strategies designed to build a continuum of skills across the grade levels.
Assessment: Guide your instruction through the Levels of Writing Assessment (LWA). Learn to use the unique 5 level assessment, accompanied with student benchmark writing samples, to establish specific teaching points for accelerated writing achievement.
Plan, Talk, and Write: Guide academic oral language to written text using Plan, Talk and Write procedures that systematically bridge students from highly supportive writing instruction to total independent writing regardless of language differences, special needs, and varying ability levels.
Movie Scripts to Story Writing: Capture the art of storytelling utilizing the unique Movie Script and Build a Character activities. Engage your students in these dynamic oral language activities that bridge to narrative writing. Learn the sequential interactive writing lessons that build from simple narratives to well-developed stories filled with voice and style.
Lecture Notes to Expository Writing: Learn to use Lecture Notes for every student to assess and develop interesting and meaningful ideas from the core curriculum. Engage students in dynamic note-taking, academic oral language practice and vocabulary development strategies to write across the curriculum. Provide meaningful expository writing instruction lessons that begin with the big idea statement to the development of cohesive and coherent multiple paragraph essays.
Systematic Writing Lessons: Plan and organize ideas to write engaging narratives, interesting information, dynamic descriptions, friendly letters, succinct summaries, insightful responses to literature, and convincing persuasives.
Beginner Writers: Learn methods that explicitly guide non-writers to create and write powerful sentences. Utilize teacher write, interactive writing, guided writing, and independent writing to provide a balanced writing curriculum.
Vocabulary: Help students access high-levels of vocabulary using the interactive Vocabulary Wall.
Voice: Use the Fancy Words: Deck of Cards, Sensational Sentences, and Sensational Sentences Plus to create sophisticated sentences with voice and flair.
Sentence Structure: Build difficult written language sentence structures using The Who/What Chart, The Sentence Builder, or Sentence Pattern Blueprints.
Revising and Editing: Learn the most effective steps to revise and edit writing without frustrating students with endless revisions of the original draft.
Please join the thousands of teachers who have bridged theory and practice by using this program. It works and the kids love it!