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Teaching Writing and Reading in Texas

Changing Standards and STAAR

Dear Administrator,

Thank you for your dedication, expertise and the instructional support you provide to your teachers, students, and district every day.  We know you must deal with many things daily.  When it comes to students’ writing instruction and proficiency – it is both challenging and changing right now as we look ahead to this school year and beyond. 

In Texas, you may be concerned about:  

  • How to prepare my school for the latest TEA updates on assessment (STAAR) for grades 3-8
  • What can help my teachers meet/maintain current TEKS standards for ELAR language domains
  • How shall we continue to deliver skill-based instruction with scaffolding that supports our diverse student population 

At Empowering Writers, we hope to boost your efforts in the area of student writing instruction.  Our K-8 writing methodology already aligns with current TEKS standards.  Every resource and lesson we provide includes all four language domains (listening, speaking, reading, writing) with strands of foundational language skills, comprehension, response skills, multiple genres, author’s purpose and craft, composition, inquiry and research.  We are constantly updating our skill-based instruction and step by step procedures to meet the needs of your ELAR teachers – for all students, with assured experiences, and consistency throughout the year.   

Administrator's Checklist

Will your teachers be ready to prepare students for the new STAAR assessment and align with the latest TEA updates? Want to know where your school stands?  Take the STAAR-Readiness Quiz now to determine your STAAR-Readiness factor

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Empowering Writers' Literacy Launch empowers teachers to help students develop the foundational writing skills needed to strengthen their writing, strategic reading, and ability to effectively respond to text. With the Literacy Launch, instructional time is maximized as teachers link reading and writing development whenever and wherever students are interacting with text…throughout the school year and across all content areas.

At Empowering Writers, we’re with your teachers every step of the way. We provide professional development and training that shows your teachers how to implement writing instruction through the use of reading materials they already have, to effectively supplement their reading instruction, maximize instructional time, and strengthen students’ writing skills! Watch the Foundations of Literacy video for more details. →

We, at Empowering Writers, are constantly updating our skill-based writing instruction to enhance your current initiatives.

Hear it Directly from a Texas Principal:

"We saw tremendous growth in our writing scores on my campus, but more importantly,
we saw great individual growth for our students." 

–Keith Thompson, Principal (Taylor, TX)

Empowering Writers is a proven, research-based, methodology – designed by teachers, for teachers – that gives your teachers the knowledge, skills, instructional strategies, and confidence to dramatically improve students’ writing abilities and reading comprehension.

For the past 24 years, Empowering Writers has transformed K-8 classroom writing and raised student test scores significantly against state standards. With over 100,000 teachers using Empowering Writers, we know it can help your teachers too!

Look how a fellow Administrator is successfully using Empowering Writers in her school district:

"When our district analyzed the new ELAR TEKS, author's purpose and author's craft stood out as two essential components. In order to help students and teachers in our district make a valuable connection between reading and writing, like an author, our district moved to the resource Empowering Writers. This resource allows teachers opportunities to guide students to analyze pieces of literature through an author's lens, and then turn around and implement the same techniques in their own writing.  

As a district we also knew we wanted to implement a more vertically aligned resource to provide consistency across grade levels. Implementing Empowering Writers has helped us launch the foundations in the younger grades and build on those pieces as students move forward."

- Laci Ragan, Elementary ELAR Coordinator (Sulphur Springs ISD)

You can empower your teachers and literacy team with Empowering Writers today!
We make teaching writing fun with instruction that engages and motivates students to write throughout the school year! Your educators get the required curriculum that align with your TEKS standards. Teachers have the tools they need to teach effectively, improve skills, and support writing development (both in classrooms and within your school’s digital platform). Everyone works together to empower young writers across and between grade levels, throughout the school or district.

Let us show you how:
Empowering Writers provides everything your teachers need to teach writing well, improve student performance, raise test scores, maximize instruction time, and meet state standards. From lesson plans and teacher materials, to professional development and master-level instruction, plus online resources that are integrated within your digital classroom, we make teaching writing easier and infinitely more effective.

Call us today at 1-866-285-3516 or contact us here.
We welcome the opportunity to listen and learn about your specific needs and goals, assess where you currently are against those instructional goals, and offer the right solution to meet your needs. Contact us now for a complimentary assessment of your writing instruction alignment with TEKS and curriculum framework that prepares teachers and students for STAAR.

P.S. Check out how other schools and administrators are using Empowering Writers to improve student writing, raise test scores and grow their teachers’ abilities to teach writing with excitement and confidence! https://www.empoweringwriters.com/case-studies