Step Up To Writing 4th Edition
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Step Up To Writing, Fourth Edition
Author: Maureen Auman
Grades:
  • 6-8
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Step Up to Writing
Grades 6–8, Fourth Edition

Every Step Up strategy is now built to support specific standards in the areas of writing, vocabulary, language, reading, and speaking & listening

Step Up to Writing Grades 6–8, Fourth Edition, is now available for implementation. This new edition has been completely revised to respond to the steep increase in writing expectations outlined in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). 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.

Step Up to Writing and the Common Core

Step Up to Writing, Fourth Edition—every Step Up strategy is now built to support specific standards in the areas of writing, vocabulary, language, reading, and speaking & listening!


  • Focus on the specific text types emphasized in the CCSS—informative/explanatory, argument, and narrative writing
  • New grade-level-specific Unit Maps provide a sequence of instructional strategies to reach the CCSS, 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
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Comprehensive Assessment Component

Step Up to Writing, Fourth Edition, provides a robust assessment component which includes grade-level benchmark assessments; assessments that mirror the performance tasks of the PARCC, Smarter Balanced, and other high-stakes assessments; and Scoring Guides and data-tracking tools that are aligned with the expectations for CCSS writing standards. Read More


Multimedia Professional Support and Tools

SUTW Multimedia Tools


To support educators in implementing this much more rigorous writing instruction, the new edition takes a multimedia approach to professional development, which includes point-of-use video modeling of key strategies, an online database to search Step Up to Writing strategies by CCSS standards, customized in-person initial training and ongoing support, and explicit, step-by-step instruction in the Teacher Edition. Read More

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