John Williams School Number 5 began implementing Step Up to Writing® Fourth Edition school-wide in order to meet rigorous writing standards and help every student, at every skill level, learn to write thoughtful and organized compositions. Teacher Kelli Monique Briggs teaches her middle school students how to form effective arguments by providing writing assignments that are relevant to their daily lives and that prepare them for writing in high school and beyond.
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Location: Rochester, New York
Grade Level: Middle School