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Write From The Beginning

Write...from the Beginning is a developmental writing program for Kindergarten through 5th Grade focused on those criteria necessary for successful writing achievement beyond the elementary years.

The program includes both narrative and expository writing, each utilizing the Thinking Maps Common Visual Language. Teachers build upon and extend the instruction of previous grades by using Modeled Instruction, Improvement Rubrics, and Focused Mini-Lessons. The resultant effect is a common, targeted focus and school-wide accountability which creates an expectation of high student writing achievement on state and local writing tests.

 

Common Core Writing Text Types K-5

Narrative

 

Informative/Explanatory

 

Argument  (Opinion)



 

Student Benefits:

  • Students will become familiar with the terminology and concepts related to effective writing
  • Students will be able to self-assess their writing performance and articulate a plan for improvement
  • Students will use Thinking Maps cooperatively and independently to organize and plan for writing