Power up writing instruction with short, differentiated lessons!
The hard reality? By the time they reach middle school, many of our students still lack basic writing skills, and this may be one of their last opportunities to get up to speed before they reach high school. There's no better resource for you to help them do so than Strategic Writing Mini-Lessons for All Students, Grades 4–8.
Covering all four essential writing strategies—inventing, drafting, writing, and editing—these differentiated mini-lessons follow an easy-to-navigate, consistent structure, including:
- A schematic linking lessons to the grade-level goals of the Common Core
- Adaptations for struggling writers, English Language Learners, and even advanced writers with every lesson
- Support for different types of learners through use of color-coding techniques, charts, art, and other visual tools
- Specific guidance on developing your students' confidence as writers and their ability to work independently
Within no time, your students will write with a newfound competence and confidence, better equipped to meet the demands ahead of them.
"This book is the most useful writing resource I have encountered in all my years of teaching. It is filled with practical strategies to produce writers with high-quality work product and high interest in the craft of writing."
—Linda Sarver, Teacher
Excelsior Springs, MO