Step Up to Writing Grades 6–8, Fourth Edition, is now available for implementation. This new edition has been completely revised to respond to the steep increase in writing expectations outlined in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). 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.
Step Up to Writing and the Common Core
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!
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