Step Up To Writing Grades 3-8

Step Up to Writing, Fourth Edition

Author: Maureen Auman
  • 3-12

New Edition. New Strategies. Same Proven Approach.

Every Step Up to Writing strategy is now built to support specific standards in the areas of writing, vocabulary, language, reading, and speaking & listening.

The new edition has four grade bands making the proven Step Up to Writing strategies targeted to students’ grade levels and subject-area learning in specific grades. Implementing Step Up to Writing in every grade establishes a common writing language across grade levels and content areas.

Grade Band K-2
Coming Fall 2015

Grade Band 3-5
Available Now
Grade Band 6-8
Available Now
Step Up To Writing Grades 9-12
Grade Band 9-12
Available Now for Pre-Sale

Step Up to Writing and Rigorous 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.

New Features:

  • 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

ALL-NEW 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