Step Up To Writing Grades 3-8

Step Up to Writing, Fourth Edition

Author: Maureen Auman
  • 3-12
Step Up To Writing Grades 9-12

New Edition. New Grade Level. New Strategies. Same Proven Approach.

April Release! Step Up to Writing Grades 9–12, Fourth Edition

Every Step Up strategy is now built to support specific standards in the areas of writing, vocabulary, language, reading, and speaking & listening. Now, with the April release of grades 9–12, the proven Step Up strategies are more targeted to students’ grade levels and subject-area learning in specific grades.

Step Up to Writing and Rigorous Writing Expectations

Step Up to Writing, Fourth Edition—every Step Up strategy is now built to support specific standards in the areas of writing, vocabulary, language, reading, and speaking & listening!

All grade bands of this new edition of Step Up to Writing have been completely revised to respond to the steep increase in writing expectations. The new edition retains the key elements that have made Step Up to Writing one of the top picks among educators: multimodal instruction, flexible implementation options, compatibility with any core curriculum, support for writing across content-areas, and a corpus of proven writing strategies
  • Focus on the specific text types emphasized in state standards—informative/explanatory, argument, and narrative writing
  • New grade-level-specific Unit Maps provide a sequence of instructional strategies to reach college and career ready standards, while identifying strategies for differentiation to ensure instruction will meet individual student needs
  • Explicit focus is placed on supporting students in producing organized, clear, and coherent writing
  • New emphasis on using technology for research and to produce and publish work

Comprehensive Assessment Component

Step Up to Writing, Fourth Edition, provides a robust assessment component which includes grade-level benchmark assessments; assessments that mirror the performance tasks of the PARCC, Smarter Balanced, and other high-stakes assessments; and Scoring Guides and data-tracking tools that are aligned with the expectations for ELA writing standards. Read More

Multimedia Professional Support and Tools

SUTW Teaching Online

To support educators in implementing this much more rigorous writing instruction, the new edition takes a multimedia approach to professional development, which includes point-of-use video modeling of key strategies, an online database to search Step Up to Writing strategies by CCSS standards, customized in-person initial training and ongoing support, and explicit, step-by-step instruction in the Teacher Edition. Read More