The Universal Writing Continuum

K-12 Writing Program

Benefits for Educators

  • Formative assessment and vertical articulation across a continuum of 42 progress points
  • Searchable teaching strategies, correlated to the CCSS for all grades
  • Opportunities to collaborate for evaluation and decision making
  • Administrative and parent progress reports
  • Built-in professional development
  • Individual and class data to inform instruction

Guiding Principles for Writing

  • Authentic purposes and audiences
  • Responsibility and choice of topics
  • Adequate time for working on craft
  • Acceptance of approximations to inform instruction
  • Understanding the vital connections between reading, writing, speaking, and listening
  • The message and the craft are of equal importance