Build competence and confidence through concise, focused minilessons!
Each chapter features step-by-step instruction for a commonly tested writing genre such as a research report, narrative, opinion/argumentative, informative/explanatory, and literary analysis.
Starting with a source text, students focus on the key elements that distinguish good writing for the genre.
—Scaffolded tasks help students break down each element into manageable chunks.
—Each task builds upon the last, leading to a finished product.
—You Try It writing performance tasks provide test practice and additional feedback opportunity.
Student models, differentiated instruction, and group/partner activities all help strengthen writing skills and understanding.
Editing skills practice of common language and style issues.