Discover the Power of Integrated Reading and Writing Strategies
IMPROVING READING and WRITING ACHIEVEMENTS with THESE ROUTINES
Check out an overview of why our routines are essential
SCHEDULE A VIRTUAL CLASSROOM DEMONSTRATION
Writing to Win is currently offering a model classroom demonstration of one of our instructional routines in the spring or fall 2021. You can, then, use the classroom to expand the routine schoolwide immediately following.
We welcome school communities willing to try fully integrating reading and writing activities in literacy instruction. Experience the Writing to Win difference – the difference that offers a hand up to lifelong learning. You will experience the upbeat and purposeful environment that will engage your students for optimal learning. We look forward to connecting with you and sharing this difference in learning.
The Writing to Win curriculum includes both online learning as well as hard-copy instruction for teachers and students. Writing Next, a federally-directed research survey, recommends 11 key writing strategies that appear in our routines.
Since 2000, Writing to Win initiatives have served over 518,000 students onsite in 387 schools and homeschool associations in ten states. We are prepared to serve exponentially more students of all ages online around the world. Online resources for professional development for teachers, student orientation, and tutorials are available.
Call 706-850-5854 or email [email protected] for more information.
EDUCATORS WE SERVE
Providing lifelines for literacy
PUBLIC / PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Fully integrated reading-writing routines that increase the depth of knowledge for ELA, math, science, and social studies in K-12 public / private schools.
Pioneering fully integrated reading-writing products and professional development in a competency-based education environment using Dr. Marzano’s research.
A simple, proven sequence for using our integrated reading-writing routines in individual homeschools or co-ops.
Supporting your child’s mastery of grammar fluency, key vocabulary of topics, or extended responses to reading texts.
HERE'S WHAT TEACHERS, PARENTS, AND ADMINISTRATORS SAY ABOUT OUR THREE INSTRUCTIONAL ROUTINES
They explain the benefits of reading and writing woven together in the following comments
Applied Grammar – “The oral, kinesthetic, and written practices keep my students active all the way to the close of each sentence-combining lesson.”
Writing on Demand – “The writing strategies build the vocabulary of all subjects and help my students share their writing with their peers with confidence.”
Paired Texts Packets – “The word study for each paired text is developing real word-smiths out of many of my students.”
Applied Grammar – “Each Sentence Building level adjusts to the ability level of each of my students.”
Writing on Demand – “The 5-level proficiency scale for each writing strategy helps students identify the level of their responses and shows them how to move to the next level towards the learning target.”
Paired Texts Packets – “The four levels of reading comprehension for each text help me track my students from literal to inferential to evaluative reading comprehension.”
Applied Grammar – “Thank you for the online sentence-combining lessons! The color-coded log of the student’s scores on each lesson shows me who to help and who just needs a thumbs up.”
Writing on Demand – “The student Log of Entries page is brilliant! I use them to conference with students, review progress, and help them set the next step toward their learning targets.”
Paired Texts Packets – “Since the reading and writing process is identical in each Paired Texts Packet, student growth from packet to packet is clear.”
Applied Grammar – “Applied Grammar Online reports are great. It’s clear that my students scoring above 80% use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar.”
Writing on Demand – “The simple rubric for self and peer-evaluation converts into data that shows which students have mastered the key terms of course standards. We use it for student placement in the next year.”
Paired Texts Packets – “Our state ELA tests includes extended written responses to texts which are the perfect way to measure the impact of the Paired Texts Packets. At the end of year 1, we know which teachers to use as model classrooms and which teachers need additional support.”
What We Emphasize
Writing to Win’s school sites focus on Five Key Practices for using writing to acquire new knowledge or communicate it to others. Our professional development for teachers ensures that these practices become second nature to teachers.
What models of teaching and learning does Writing to Win enhance?
Writers Workshop is the model on which Writing to Win is based. Our closet of instructional tools, strategies, and practices complement all models of teaching and learning. Whether a curriculum is competency-based, evidence-based, standards-based, traditional, or a combination, Writing to Win routines complement what teachers are already doing. Our emphasis on mature sentence variety, vocabulary building, and reading embedded in the writing process cut across the boundaries of all models. They ensure efficacy for student achievement on tests of all course standards.
Call Writing to Win for help in planning a winning implementation of integrated reading and writing strategies in your district, school, homeschool association, or home. We tailor any or all three Writing to Win routines to meet your students’ needs within your curriculum and resources.