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Essentials for Writing

In this program, explicit instruction and daily writing assignments ensure that students structure their thinking and learning strategies for writing tasks.

About the program

Explicit instruction and daily writing assignments ensure that students structure their thinking and learning strategies for writing tasks. Scaffolded lessons prepare students to produce work with well-developed ideas, supporting examples and appropriate detail.

Components  

Essentials for Writing Teacher Materials: Presentation Book; Teacher’s Guide; Answer Key; Practice Software. 

 

Essentials for Writing

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Key Features

Helps students to:

  • Grasp the basics of grammar, language use, and mechanics
  • Acquire the skills needed to become more precise and detailed in their writing
  • Produce written work that contains pertinent and well-developed ideas, supporting examples, and appropriate details
  • Increase achievement and experience real, long-term growth in their writing competencies
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Research & Success

Using Expressive Writing and Essentials for Writing to Meet the Needs of Secondary Students: Both English Only and English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities
The purpose of this paper is to make the connection between the research and the practices found in two programs, SRA Expressive Writing (Engelmann & Silbert, 1983) and SRA Essentials for Writing (Engelmann & Grossen, 2010), as affects secondary students with disabilities, whether English-only (EO) or English language learners.

Essentials for Writing