Students are better writers when they master discrete writing skills.
Discrete writing skills, such as creating topic sentences and recognizing irrelevant information, are critical for good writers. When students master these skills, all of their writing improves. This allows teachers to focus their time and feedback on the content of student work. This 4-level series teaches these skills and offers extensive practice opportunities.
Each unit teaches a single writing skill, focusing students on developing the skill fully.
Following instruction, students apply the skill, facilitating their understanding of exactly how each skill works.
The units include extensive practice so that students can truly master each skill.
Unit quizzes give teachers a snapshot of exactly how well students learned the skill.
Laurie Blass, Kristine Brown, John D. Bunting, Luciana Diniz, Deborah Gordon, Susan Hood, Susan Iannuzzi, Jeanne McCarten, Michael McCarthy, Randi Reppen, Alice Savage, Bernard Seal, Jill Singleton, Lynn Stafford-Yilmaz, Ann O. Strauch, Jennifer Wharton, Jessica Williams, Dorothy Zemach