Empowering Writers

The Hub

What is The Hub?

The Hub by Empowering Writers is our new online destination for teachers, administrators and curriculum planners– a one-stop resource that combines professional development, classroom instruction manuals, how-to demonstration videos and direct to student content. Now, everything you need to polish your teaching skills and make your students better writers and readers is located in one convenient place!

This comprehensive resource offers teachers full access to the information and tools necessary to improve student writing and reading proficiency. Developed from years of professional coaching experience, The Hub delivers pragmatic, how-to guidance to help teachers meet the demand for improved writing and reading skills and literacy achievement.

The Hub empowers teachers with…

Professional Development

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

Teacher Background Videos

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

Classroom Modeled Lessons

Actual footage of key foundational skills being taught in the classroom.  Watch how the instructor manages the lesson content as he/she moves through the lesson.


Coaching Segments

Overviews, pacing and troubleshooting tips by EW Master Teachers on all aspects of writing instruction.

Time Tested Strategies and Lessons

All of Empowering Writers main teacher manuals have been replicated and embedded with digital content to enhance student learning.  Each grade level guide comes with:

  • Scores of lessons in each genre (narrative, expository, opinion, argument, response to text)
  • 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

Direct to Student Content


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.

Skill Power! PowerPoints

PowerPoints designed for teachers to present a digital lesson plan to the whole class that introduces a new skill and provides clear instruction for students.  In this way, we can help guarantee there is consistent language used and students are presented with all the necessary information.

Animated Video Lessons

Engaging videos that introduce the main skills of narrative and expository writing to students.