Rubric-based instruction and assessment helps students achieve solid writing skills. This new, innovative rubric-based writing program is designed to develop strong writing skills and raise scores on standards-based tests. Research-based WRITE! is an effective fusion of: GUM (grammar, usage, and mechanics) instruction and practice rubric-based instruction and assessment of writing writing activities based on writing models graphic organizers student/teacher interaction test-prep selected-response questions and writing prompts In this teacher-directed program, GUM is taught in conjunction with writing, enabling students to apply what they learn as they progress. Writing models appear throughout, helping to set expectations. PART I--Foundations Part I of each Student Book builds a foundation in GUM concepts that are important for good writing. Concise two-page lessons include instruction, practice, and writing. Instruction --In teacher-guided steps, students think about a concept while reviewing examples in context. Then students study a short writing model with more highlighted examples. Important characteristics of the concept are called out alongside the model. Practice --Following instruction, students apply what they've learned by completing related activities. In Books 2-8, three activities progress in difficulty. Writing --A writing prompt asks students to apply the concept learned in the lesson to a specific writing assignment. In Books 2-8, a relevant writing tip follows. The last lesson in Part I is devoted entirely to revising and editing skills. The test-prep that follows checks comprehension and familiarizes students with the format of standards-based tests.
Type: Paperback (Student/Stdy Gde)
Category: > Home Schooling
ISBN / UPC: 9780760925751/0760925755
Publish Date: 10/1/2004
Item No: 43142
Vendor: Curriculum Associates, Inc.