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Comprehensive Teacher Resources

For the past 23 years, Empowering Writers has provided award-winning teacher resources that provide everything a teacher needs to be successful with their writing instruction. All of our comprehensive resources align with the required State standards.

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  • Teacher resources with lesson plans & measurable objectives
  • Scores of lessons in each genre
  • Scaffolded lessons for effective writing
  • Opportunities to differentiate instruction
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  • Apply writing skills across the curriculum
  • Break writing into a series of small tasks
  • Suggestions, advice and writing guidance
  • Mentor-texts for annotation and analysis
  • Scripted lessons for effective modeling

Instructional Tools (Grades K-1st)

Set your primary students up with the tools they need for reading and writing success now.

Instructional Tools (Gr. 2nd-5th)

Empower your students with literacy and writing skills that will help students see the reading and writing connection.

Instructional Tools (Gr. 6th-8th)

Build 21st-century skills that encourage creativity, discovery, and debate through literacy skills that  last a lifetime.

Teacher Resources (Grades K-1st)

Getting Ready to Write For Kindergarten or For Grade 1
Getting Ready to Write guide is jam-packed with lessons that will prepare your youngest writers for narrative, expository/informative, and opinion writing, as well as age-appropriate research skills. This book focuses on awareness and understanding of a story as well as the genre. This story comes with age-appropriate lessons for your youngest authors.

A Sentence a Day
Primary grades, ELL, and Special Ed students will benefit from the lessons and methodology of A Sentence A Day. In an engaging, fast-paced ten minutes a day, students learn how to construct sentences, and recognize the parts of simple sentences while reinforcing the essential characteristics of the story.

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Writing Guides (Grades 2nd-5th)

Informational/Expository & Opinion Writing Guides
Informational/Expository & Opinion Writing Guides include all foundational expository and opinion writing skills, strategies, and all necessary lesson plans. These plans focus on effective expository, opinion, and response to text writing. A robust reading-writing connection is established throughout the lessons, and offers multiple opportunities for deconstructing, analyzing, and annotating texts to prepare students to write in response to them.

Narrative Writing Guides
The Narrative Writing Guides include all of the foundational narrative writing skills and provides everything you need to be successful at teaching narrative, personal experience, and response to text writing.

Editing, Revising & More
So much more than a rote skill and drill workbook, Editing, Revising, and More provides comprehensive instruction that helps students understand the rules that make language work. We design our lessons specifically to cover all 21st-century readiness and ensure we're supporting standards.

A Sentence A Day (2nd-Grade)
A Sentence A Day for Grade 2In an engaging, fast-paced ten minutes a day, students continue to learn how to construct sentences, recognize the parts of simple sentences, identify the parts of speech, grammar, and punctuation. We assist with all of the areas while reinforcing the essential characteristics of narrative and expository writing.

Writing Assessment Review Resources
Part of our job as educators is to prepare students for year-end assessments. Our Writing Assessment Review Resources provide teachers with a comprehensive review of all the skills necessary for success in the tested genre. This critical review material is delivered directly to students via video by an EW expert, and is then handed off to the classroom teacher for compelling guided practice experiences.

Day-by-day, step-by-step lessons with clear objectives and procedures revisit all the critical skills covered in the grade level and genre-based EW Guides.

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Writing Guides (Grades 6th-8th)

Informational/Expository Writing Guides & Response to Text Writing
We designed Informational/Expository Writing Guides to provide you with everything you'll need to teach expository and response to text writing. These guides also promote a compelling reading and writing connection. Our grade-level specific guides make planning and pacing instruction that much easier. Applying expository writing skills to the kinds of responsive writing challenges on the latest state assessments makes this resource exceedingly valuable. Anyone interested in meeting 21st-century writing standards will want to have this new resource.

Comprehensive Argumentative Writing Guide
Comprehensive Argumentative Writing Guide takes the art of argumentative writing to new levels. This resource moves beyond applicable argumentative skills while offering authentic writing and research lessons designed to help students write in all curriculum areas. With everything from basic introductory lessons, to more sophisticated concepts such as audience awareness and learning how to cite sources through research, this guide provides a robust foundation to enhance student learning.

Narrative Writing Guides
The Narrative Writing Guides include all of the foundational narrative writing skills for generative writing. We also provide everything you need to be successful at applying these writing skills to personal experience narrative, literary extension tasks, and response to text writing required by today's standards.

Editing, Revising & More
Editing, Revising, & More is a teacher-friendly resource that empowers writers through creative lessons and practical strategies that go beyond grammar to the elements of excellence that create expressive and confident writing. The book begins with revising skills and then moves into critical editing skills.

Writing Assessment Review Resources
The Writing Assessment Review Resources provides teachers with a comprehensive review of all of the skills necessary for success in the tested genre. The critical review material is delivered directly to students via video by an EW expert, then handed off to the classroom teacher for compelling guided practice experiences. Day-by-day, step-by-step lessons with clear objectives and procedures revisit all the essential skills covered in the grade level and genre-based EW Guides.

 
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