Pathways to Writing
A K-5 Modeled and Shared Writing Program
Pathways to Writing offers engaging resources to support students in writing and help teachers model and explicitly demonstrate the steps of the writing process. The program for Grades K–3 includes large trifold poster kits (12 per grade) with full-color text passages and writing process organizers. Grades 4–5 provide these resources as charts on a CD-ROM with printable resources and files for interactive whiteboard or LCD projector. Detailed modeled and shared writing lesson plans have a two-part instructional sequence. Part 1 uses modeled and shared writing to demonstrate, teach, and practice a single stage in the writing process while focusing on a specific text type. In Part 2, students and teachers share in the creation of a piece of text in the same text type from prewriting through publishing. Other materials include a program guidebook, task cards for independent writing, and full-color classroom pointers posters.
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- Each grade level provides samples in 12 different text types (6 fiction, 6 nonfiction). Fiction text types may include realistic fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, folktale, mystery, poetry, and play, while nonfiction text types may include biography and autobiography, memoir and personal narrative, report, explanation, procedure, persuasive text, and transactional text.
- Writing Task Cards (100 tasks per grade) offer students opportunities to practice independent writing in all the text types modeled in the grade.
- Selected indicators from the Writing Assessment Checklist provide instructional focuses for each session of the lesson plans.
- The engaging text models, step-by-step lesson plans, and sample completed organizers reduce lesson planning time and support teachers as confident instructors of writing.
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Pathways to Writing Task Cards Grade 5One hundred writing tasks on 52 double-sided, laminated cards provide practice in independent writing in twelve text types, including fiction (historical fiction, science fiction, play, fantasy, poetry, and legend) and nonfiction (explanation, personal narrative, persuasive text, transactional text, procedure, and report). Learn more >
Pathways to Writing Grades 4–5 Teacher GuidebookThe Guidebook for Instruction supports teachers in providing engaging, structured, and explicit writing instruction. The guidebook includes a program outline, methods of modeled and shared writing instruction, learning outcomes and indicators, six traits connections, tips for using the lessons on an interactive whiteboard, and more. Learn more. Learn more >
Pathways to Writing Grade 5 CD-ROM for Interactive Whiteboard or LCD ProjectorThe CD-ROM includes 12 lesson files for interactive whiteboard or LCD projector (5 charts per lesson, including a full-color text model and four black-and-white writing process organizers, a revising rubric, and a blank drafting screen) along with printable tips for using the CD-ROM on a whiteboard, sample responses, pointers for drafting and editing/publishing, proofreading marks, and the writing assessment checklist. Learn more. Learn more >
Pathways to Writing Grade 5 Full-Color Classroom Pointers PostersTwo posters are included with every grade level kit: one with drafting pointers, including tips about mechanics; the other with pointers for editing and publishing, including proofreading marks. Learn more Learn more >
Pathways to Writing Grade 5 Lesson PlansThe CD-ROM includes 12 lesson files for interactive whiteboard or LCD projector (5 charts per lesson, including a full-color text model and four black-and-white writing process organizers, a revising rubric, and a blank drafting screen) along with printable tips for using the CD-ROM on a whiteboard, sample responses, pointers for drafting and editing/publishing, proofreading marks, and the writing assessment checklist. Learn more >