WRITE! Foundations and Models for Proficiency

Help Struggling Writers Improve Their Test Scores

The research-based, teacher-directed WRITE! series provides students with instruction and practice on how to write in a rubric on demand.

  • Give instruction and practice on grammar, usage, and mechanics (GUM) skills
  • Use writing activities based on models
  • Teach students to use graphic organizers
  • Provide selected response questions and writing prompts in test-taking formats
  • Encourage peer collaboration

Get to Know the WRITE! Series

Grades 1-8

The WRITE! series includes Student Books, Student Response Books, and Teacher Guides. Student Books and Teacher Guides are available in Levels A–H (Grades 1–8). Student Response Books are available in Levels C–H (Grades 3–8).

Classroom packages include 25 Student Books, one Teacher Guide, 25 WRITE! Foundations: Student Response Books, 25 WRITE! Models: Student Response Books, and one WRITE! Part II Models CD (Books C–H for Grades 3–8).

WRITE! Grade 4 Student Book.

Student Book

Each Student Book includes 30 GUM lessons, six writing lessons (Grades 1 and 2 have four lessons), one research report lesson (Grades 3–8), and one rubric-scored writing lesson (Grades 3–8). 

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WRITE! Grade 3 Student Response Books.

Student Response Book (Part I and II)

Part I—Foundations: Gives students instruction and practice with the essential GUM skills necessary for good writing. Part I includes writing prompts, revising and editing activities, proofreading practice, and test prep.

Part II—Models: Uses peer modeling, collaborative learning, graphic organizers, rubrics, and on-demand writing prompts to engage students in learning to write. Part II includes lessons that introduce the various writing forms such as descriptions, narratives, expository essays, opinions, and summaries.

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WRITE! Grade 5 Teacher Guide.

Teacher Guide

Teacher Guides include suggestions and instructions for using the program, additional graphic organizers and writing prompts, instructional reproducibles, and answer keys. Transparencies are also available.

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“A great tool for writing. The guidelines are great. It can be used as a resource by itself. Excellent reference tool. The writer’s dictionary. Recommend it to all teachers who want to build learners' writing skills.” JanetViana Clarke, North Carolina

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