Empowering Writers

Toolbox: Scope and Sequence

Scope and Sequence


Getting Ready To Write – Kindergarten – 1st Grade – Scope and Sequence

In my school we used to say, tongue-in-cheek, that our over-all approach to writing was “curriculum by folktale.” Our building had been closed for many years and recently reopened, bringing together educators from the thirteen existing schools throughout the district. And everyone brought with them the writing lessons they’d made their own. The result was […]



Comprehensive Argumentative Writing Guide – Grades 6-8 – Scope & Sequence

In my school we used to say, tongue-in-cheek, that our over-all approach to writing was “curriculum by folktale.” Our building had been closed for many years and recently reopened, bringing together educators from the thirteen existing schools throughout the district. And everyone brought with them the writing lessons they’d made their own. The result was […]


Comprehensive Expository Writing Guide – Grades 4-8 – Scope & Sequence

This scope and sequence is designed for use with the Comprehensive Expository Writing Guide for Grades 4-8. It is divided into two separate units, each unit is eight weeks in length. Follow this recommended timeline when planning for expository writing. It is not necessary or advisable to complete every page of a section, but rather, […]