New Product Review: Writing A-Z

Learning A-Z's Writing A-ZLearning A-Z’s Writing A-Z is a supplemental product that addresses writing instruction in grades pre-K-6. Content is available online and includes printable resources. Instruction develops students understanding of the writing process and builds writing skills across a variety of genres, including narrative, informational/explanatory, persuasive, and transactional (e.g., letters) writing. Learning List recently reviewed resources for grades K-5. [Read more…]

Writing A-Z’s “Emergent Writing” program for students in pre-K and kindergarten is organized in six “Stages,” or units. In Stage 1, students write labels for common objects (i.e., nouns), link sounds and letters, and learn to write from left to right.  By Stage 6, students are writing sentences that incorporate conjunctions and simple phrases.

At grades 1-5, students are characterized as “Beginning” (grade 1), “Early Developing” (grade 2), “Developing” (grade 3), and “Fluent” (grades 4-5) writers.  Although lessons are differentiated for each developmental level, instruction across grades focuses on Process Writing, Skill Building, and Grammar/Word Work. Writing A-Z contains a set of interactive writing tools to support instruction. The tools include “Process Writing Workshop,” “Write Your Way,” and “Build a Book.” The Process Writing Workshop guides students in the writing process across the Process Writing genres. The Write Your Way tool encourages short daily writing. The Build a Book tool enables students to create their own illustrated online books.

About Learning A-Z*

Learning A-Z is a literacy-focused PreK-6 educational provider of technology-enabled learning resources. Our products blend traditional teacher-led instruction with robust online resources to make teaching more effective and efficient, practice more accessible and personalized, assessment more strategic and automated, and learning more informed and proactive. Our suite of products includes: Raz-Plus, Reading A-Z, Raz-Kids, Headsprout, Science A-Z, Writing A-Z, Vocabulary A-Z, and ReadyTest A-Z. Learning A-Z’s resources are used by more than 5 million students in more than 175 countries.

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