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Writing Central

Grades 3 to 5
 

Start Writing Now! Get Students Writing by Teaching them How to Write with Guided Instruction that Empowers BOTH Teachers and Students

Writing Central is an easy-to-use, supplemental writing resource designed around key writing standards. The practical Grade Level Kits support teachers and students in the multi-step writing process and provide flexibility for a range of learners.

  • Achieve writing proficiency effectively and efficiently with student-centered materials and best-practice instruction.
  • Engage and inspire students with Mentor and Practice Passage Texts.
  • Deliver highly supportive instruction that focuses on guiding students from exploring and analyzing various genres to writing their own texts.
  • Encourage them to collaborate with peers to share ideas, plan, and write.
  • Take a Look Inside! Download a Program Brochure for Writing Central.

Grade-Level Kit Components

The Grades 3-5 Writing Central all-in-one kits contain:

  • 12 Mentor Passage Cards (15 copies each)—laminated Fiction and Nonfiction leveled Passage Texts for whole- or small-group analysis of genres
  • 12 Practice Passage Cards (30 copies each)—laminated Fiction and Nonfiction leveled Passage Texts with writing prompts for independent writing
  • Teacher Guide with individual Lesson Plans and Blackline Masters for every Passage
  • PDFs of the Passage Texts and linked Blackline Masters
  • Student Resource Handbook (25 copies) with step-by-step writing guidance
  • 30 write-on/wipe-off Markers for individual student interactions

Text Types and Genres

Explore the Three Text Types as Outlined by the ELA Standards: Opinion • Informative • Narrative
Each text type explores four genres that progress in complexity of task and purpose across the grades:

Grade 3

GRL N-P; Lexile® 500L-830L

Grade 4

GRL Q-S; Lexile® 740L-970L

Grade 5

GRL T-V; Lexile® 810L-1010L
OPINIONBook ReviewProduct ReviewLiterary Critique
Letter to School AdministratorLetter to EditorLetter to Town Council
FlyerAdvertisementAdvertorial
Response to LiteratureResponse to LiteratureResponse to Literature
INFORMATIVESchool Newspaper ArticleNewspaper ArticleMagazine Article
DescriptionDescription (place)Description (natural event)
Compare & Contrast EssayCause & Effect EssayProblem & Solution Essay
Procedural: How-to TextProcedural: RecipeProcedural: Experiment
NARRATIVERealistic FictionFantasyHistorical Fiction
Retelling of a FableRetelling of a MythOriginal Myth
Personal NarrativeAutobiographical SketchBiographical Sketch
Story ContinuationDrama ContinuationRetelling of a Story


Implementing Writing Central

Teach/Model


Guided Practice


Independent Writing / Publish & Share / Assessment


Writing Central is a supplemental product that is flexible enough to be used within the Literacy Block, and with core ELA products.
Take a Look Inside! Download a suggested Pacing Plan for your classroom!

 

Writing Central
Quantity Order Code ConfigurationPrice
WA-38696 Grade 3 Kit: 180 Mentor Cards (15 each of 12 Mentor Passages); 360 Practice Cards (30 each of 12 Practice Passages); 24 Passage Card and Blackline Master PDFs; 1 Teacher Guide/Blackline Master Book; 25 Student Resource Handbooks; 30 Markers; 3 Storage Boxes $599.00
WA-38697 Grade 4 Kit: 180 Mentor Cards (15 each of 12 Mentor Passages); 360 Practice Cards (30 each of 12 Practice Passages); 24 Passage Card and Blackline Master PDFs; 1 Teacher Guide/Blackline Master Book; 25 Student Resource Handbooks; 30 Markers; 3 Storage Boxes $599.00
WA-38698 Grade 5 Kit: 180 Mentor Cards (15 each of 12 Mentor Passages); 360 Practice Cards (30 each of 12 Practice Passages); 24 Passage Card and Blackline Master PDFs; 1 Teacher Guide/Blackline Master Book; 25 Student Resource Handbooks; 30 Markers; 3 Storage Boxes $599.00
WA-39021 Grade 3 Student Resource Handbook $6.99
WA-39022 Grade 4 Student Resource Handbook $6.99
WA-39023 Grade 5 Student Resource Handbook $6.99

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