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 KOne hundred writing tasks on 52 double-sided, laminated cards provide practice in independent writing in twelve text types, including fiction (realistic fiction, imaginative recount, fantasy, fairy tale, play, and poetry) and nonfiction (autobiography, transactional text, report, explanation, procedure, and persuasive text). Learn more >
Pathways to Writing Grade K Trifold Poster KitsEach of the twelve 22 X 28 poster kits includes 6 write-on/wipe-off posters: one full-color text model, four black-and-white writing process organizers, and one revising tips poster. Learn more >
Pathways to Writing Grade K Lesson PlansDetailed modeled and shared writing lesson plans accompany each trifold poster kit. Each 12-page lesson plan follows a two-part instructional sequence: modeled writing focuses on a specific text type and writing process step, while shared writing takes a piece of writing in the text type through all the steps in the writing process. Learn more >
Pathways to Writing Grades K-3 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, and more. Learn more >
Pathways to Writing Grade K Classroom Pointers PostersTwo posters are included with every grade level kit: one with pointers for recording (drafting), including tips about mechanics; the other with pointers for editing and publishing, including proofreading marks. Learn more >