Writing Fundamentals

Because writing matters for success in school, the community, and the workplace, Schoolwide’s Writing Fundamentals Units of Study have a central mission to improve students’ writing by providing explicit instruction that focuses on demonstrating why writers write and how writers communicate their ideas effectively. In order for students to write with power and purpose, the Writing Fundamentals units use quality literature and informational texts to provide authentic examples of various genres and text types.

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“The really exciting part is that the Writing Fundamentals Units of Study teach the craft, skills, and grammar needed for high-quality writing while simultaneously engaging the students. . . . It’s really wonderful.” (K. Brinkman, Learning Facilitator of Literacy)

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  • Anchor/Mentor Texts (5–10)
  • Student Benchmark Pieces
  • Standards Alignment and Correlation Chart
  • Unit Introduction and Overview
  • Interactive Read-Aloud Lessons (5–6)
  • Mini-Lessons (15–20)
  • ELL Supports
  • Conference Questions
  • Lesson Extensions
  • Appendices
  • Assessments (Formative & Summative)

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