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All of the background information needed to inform instruction is embedded right into the lessons. Access how-to videos from experienced coaches, watch modeled lessons from real classrooms, and learn helpful implementation tips from master educators.

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Teacher Background Videos

Critical background knowledge on all genres of writing for the adult learner that will inform and improve their writing instruction.

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Classroom Modeled Lessons

Here is actual footage of key foundational skills the teacher is sharing in the classroom. Watch how the instructor manages the lesson content as he/she moves through the lesson.

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Planning Coaches Segments

Overviews, pacing and troubleshooting tips by Empowering Writers' Master Educators on the purpose of the lessons within each section.

Direct to Student Content

We designed our engaging videos to introduce students to the topic, and to provide valuable background information and vocabulary. In an engaging multi-sensory fashion, your students will have a better knowledge base with which to approach the related reading and writing tasks.

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Virtual Field Trips

Videos designed to introduce students to the topic and provide valuable background information and vocabulary, in an engaging multi-sensory fashion, so that students will have a better knowledge base with which to approach the related reading and writing tasks.

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Skill Power! PowerPoints

These engaging power points are designed to guide your instruction and provide common language and assured experiences for all students.  Use them to introduce a new skill and move through it at your own pace or choose our teacher narrated version. 

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Narrated Text

The narrated text resource is an audio recording designed to allow students to listen as they read along. These resources can be assigned to the digital classroom, used in small groups, or projected for whole the class to follow along.

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Time Tested Strategies and Lessons

With a HUB license, each grade level teaching guide comes with:

  • Scores of lessons in multiple genres (narrative, informational, opinion, response to text)
  • The Literacy Launch and the writing/reading connection
  • Well-scaffolded lessons on the explicit skill necessary for effective writing
  • Step-by-step lesson plans and clear, measurable objectives
  • Mentor-texts for annotation and analysis
  • Opportunities and strategies for breaking writing into a series of smaller, more manageable tasks
  • Scripted lessons for effective modeling
  • Opportunities for differentiating instruction to meet diverse needs
  • Suggestions for applying writing skills across the curriculum
  • Resources to teach grammar, mechanics, punctuation
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