Every lesson begins with a model writing sample that provides students with an example of the type of text they’ll be writing.
They evaluate and score the sample using a genre-specific rubric that describes the characteristics of that particular text.
For each text, students complete each of the five stages of the writing process:
Instruction in grammar, usage, and mechanics is integrated into every lesson.
All writing is characterized by six observable, assessable, revisable, and editable features—the six traits: