Teaching Writing with Proven Strategies
Creating great writers one step at a time!
Step Up to Writing® provides research-validated, hands-on, multisensory writing strategies and writing activities that help students become proficient in the areas of informational/explanatory, narrative writing and personal narrative, and opinion pieces. These strategies also foster development of critical thinking, reading comprehension, and listening and speaking skills and help establish writing as a process rather than as an end product.
Step Up strategies help students actively engage in reading materials for improved comprehension and demonstrate competent study and critical thinking skills. This comprehensive set of writing activities creates a common writing language throughout the grade levels and content areas. With multiple strategies for each phase of the writing process, Step Up can fill in the gaps in the core curriculum or act as the core writing instruction.