Author: Maureen Auman
A K–12 Writing Solution
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.
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.
- 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