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Writing Central

Grades 3 to 5
 

Activity-Based Writing Kits for Grades 3-5 with Print & Digital Components

Build Strategic Reading Skills with Effective Writing Instruction—Great for Supporting Students Who Need Extra Reading Support

Writing Central is an easy-to-use, supplemental resource that teaches writing effectively and efficiently with student-centered materials and best-practice instruction. The practical kits support teachers and students in the multi-step writing process and provide flexibility for a range of learners. The Writing Central grade-level kits are designed to provide direct and guided writing instruction through planned opportunities for independent practice by:
  • Analyzing Genre & Text Structures
  • Building Background Knowledge & Vocabulary
  • Composing Sentences, Learning Syntax, & Forming Paragraphs

Direct Writing Instruction & Structured Writing Practice
  • Explicit and supportive instruction that can be effectively used by teachers with a range of experience levels, and in Summer School lesson blocks.
  • Laminated original Text Passages that model grade-appropriate genres, available in print and digital formats, for use in the classroom and remotely.
  • Activities that guide students through the process of writing a variety of genres that can be done in the classroom or at home, with a Student Resource Handbook for every student.
  • Family resources that support students and families at home.
  • Take a Look Inside! Download a Program Brochure for Writing Central.
  • Download Pacing Plans for Academic Year and Summer School Instruction.

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
  • Pacing Plans for the Academic Year and Summer School: Download the Pacing Plans Now!
  • 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 Academic Year and Summer School Pacing Plan for your classroom!

 

Writing Central
Quantity Order Code ConfigurationPriceStandards Correlations
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 Correlate
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 Correlate
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 Correlate
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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