What sets these resources apart is their core focus on critical thinking strategies. Printed curricula for students from K-12, and instructional manuals for their teachers, including ESL and Special Ed.
Writing to Win?s research-based curricula were developed by Dr. Warren Combs, former professor of language education, and a classroom teacher. The underlying principle is that students who succeed in writing gain skills and confidence that translate to academic success across core subjects.
The Writing to Win model goes beyond quick writes, free-writing responses and open-ended reflections on short and extended reading texts. It empowers students to become confident and productive writers as they analyze and respond to reading texts. For example, Writing to Win?s UNDERSTANDINGS does not assume that students already write rigorous journal entries. Instead, the lessons prompt students to use a tested critical-thinking journal strategy each time they write.
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- Mastering content standards
- Fine-tuning constructed responses
- Deepening knowledge of course content
- Growing critical-thinking skills
- Closing achievement gaps on end-of-grade tests
- Acquiring self-assessment skills for short writing
- Prompting peer responses to writing quality in short writing
- Mastering extended writing responses
- Teaching the writing process
- Enhancing writers workshop
- Nurturing emerging writers
- Improving responses to paired texts
- Differentiating reading comprehension practice
- Acquiring self-assessment skills for long writing
- Prompting peer responses to writing quality in long writing
- Developing essay writing
- Applying grammar to writing
- Providing rigorous sentence-combining practice
- Stimulating sentence maturity and variety
- Learning grammar through writing