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Books

Do you need classroom curricula for teaching English language arts, 21st century skills, or social-emotional learning? Check out these high-quality books created by the team that brought you Writers INC and Write Source!

 

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English Language Arts (K-12)

Write Ahead (Grades 9-10)

Write Ahead (Grades 9-10)

Write Ahead helps high school freshmen and sophomores improve their writing, reading, test taking, and learning. Students learn specific strategies for each stage of the writing process, from prewriting to publishing. They also learn to write dozens of different forms, from personal narratives to argument essays. Write Ahead overflows with writing guidelines, models, checklists, tips, and much more.

  • Write Ahead aligns with the 9th and 10th grade standards for writing, speaking and listening, language, reading literature, reading informational texts, and writing across the curriculum.
  • High-interest student models, bright design, and beautiful illustrations keep students engaged.
  • Numerous writing assessment models help students succeed in test-taking situations, including answering document-based questions in social studies.
  • Chapters on critical and creative thinking as well as close reading strengthen students’ learning skills.
  • Writing across the curriculum (WAC) chapters for science, social studies, and math help students learn in all content areas.
  • Students also improve their information and media literacy to become better digital citizens.

A free online teacher’s guide provides teaching suggestions, models, minilessons, topic ideas, digital downloads, and much more. It correlates every page of Write Ahead to the Common Core State Standards.

Write Ahead Teacher's Guide

ISBN:
978-1-941660-55-3
$0.00

Write Ahead

ISBN:
978-1-941660-53-9
$19.95

Write Ahead SkillsBook (9)

ISBN:
978-1-941660-96-6
$12.95

Write Ahead SkillsBook (9) Teacher's Edition

ISBN:
978-1-941660-51-5
$12.95

Write Ahead SkillsBook (10)

ISBN:
978-1-941660-97-3
$12.95

Write Ahead SkillsBook (10) Teacher's Edition

ISBN:
978-1-941660-52-2
$12.95

Write on Course (Grades 6-8)

Write on Course (Grades 6-8)

Write on Course 2020 is the perfect resource to help 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students become better writers, readers, test takers, and learners. It overflows with writing guidelines, models, checklists, tips, and much more. If Write on Course 2020 looks familiar, you've probably used its predecessor: Write Source 2000! What's new in this edition?

  • Fully updated models, illustrations, and instructions meet the needs of modern students and teachers.
  • New standards alignments teach the skills students need to succeed in school, college, and career.
  • Close-reading chapters focus on analyzing informational and literary texts.
  • Assessment-writing chapters help students write on-demand responses to narrative, explanatory, argumentative, and literary prompts.
  • Writing across the curriculum (WAC) chapters for science, social studies, and math help students learn in all content areas.
  • Information, media, and technology literacy chapters equip students with 21st century skills for our information age.

A free online teacher's guide provides teaching suggestions, models, minilessons, topic ideas, videos, digital downloads, and much more. It correlates every page of Write on Course 20-20 to the Common Core State Standards.

Write on Course 20-20

ISBN:
978-1-941660-33-1
$19.95

Write on Course 20-20 Teacher's Guide

ISBN:
978-1-941660-34-8
$0.00

Write on Course 20-20 SkillsBook (6)

ISBN:
978-1-941660-35-5
$12.95

Write on Course 20-20 SkillsBook (7)

ISBN:
978-1-941660-37-9
$12.95

Write on Course 20-20 SkillsBook (8)

ISBN:
978-1-941660-39-3
$12.95

All Write (Grades 6-8)

All Write (Grades 6-8 ESL/ELL)

All Write helps your middle-school students “catch up” and move ahead, whether English is their first or second language. This student handbook is very user-friendly and contains clear guidelines, models, checklists, illustrations, and tips designed to meet the needs of your students. You’ll find the following features in All Write, and much more!

  • Carefully chosen student essays, narratives, and arguments help your students model their own writing after examples of excellent work.
  • Clearly stated explanations and guidelines help your students master a variety of classroom skills—from listening to test taking, from study-reading to speaking.
  • Thoughtfully planned chapters improve your students' writing, thinking, and communication in all subject areas—science, social studies, and math.

A free online teacher's guide provides teaching suggestions, models, minilessons, topic ideas, videos, digital downloads, and much more. It correlates every page of All Write to the Common Core State Standards.

All Write

ISBN:
978-1-941660-44-7
$19.95

All Write Teacher's Guide

ISBN:
978-1-941660-46-1
$0.00

All Write SkillsBook

ISBN:
978-1-941660-47-8
$12.95

All Write SkillsBook Teacher's Edition

ISBN:
978-1-941660-48-5
$12.95

Writers Express (Grades 4-5)

Writers Express is a student handbook overflowing with support for 4th and 5th grade writers. It includes writing guidelines, models, checklists, and much more. Writers Express also helps your students become better readers, test takers, and learners. The handbook comes in hard cover or soft cover and soon will be available online. A free online teacher's guide provides teaching suggestions, models, minilessons, topic ideas, videos, digital downloads, and much more. It correlates every page of Writers Express to the Common Core State Standards.

You'll also find a 4th grade SkillsBook and a 5th grade SkillsBook for practicing punctuation, capitalization, spelling, mechanics, usage, grammar, and sentences.

Writers Express

ISBN:
978-1-941660-08-9
$19.95

Writers Express Teacher's Guide

ISBN:
978-1-941660-10-2
$0.00

Writers Express Skillsbook (Grade 4)

ISBN:
978-1-941660-11-9
$12.95

Writers Express Skillsbook (Grade 5)

ISBN:
978-1-941660-13-3
$12.95

Write on Track: A Handbook for Young Writers, Thinkers, and Learners

Write on Track (Grade 3)

Write on Track is a writing handbook that helps students in grade 3 become better writers, readers, test takers, and learners. You'll find guidelines, models, checklists, tips, and much more. Write on Track uses colorful art and an encouraging voice to lead students step-by-step through the writing process. They learn to write better sentences and paragraphs, building essays in many modes: narrative, explanatory, persuasive, research, creative, and assessment. This edition aligns with the new standards, teaching close-reading and on-demand writing strategies. Write on Track works across the curriculum, helping students read, write, think, and succeed in all classes. A free online teacher's guide provides teaching suggestions, models, minilessons, topic ideas, videos, digital downloads, and much more. It correlates every page of Write on Track to the Common Core State Standards.

You'll also find a SkillsBook for practicing punctuation, capitalization, spelling, mechanics, usage, grammar, and sentences.

Write on Track

ISBN:
978-1-941660-15-7
$19.95

Write on Track Teacher's Guide

ISBN:
978-1-941660-17-1
$0.00

Write on Track SkillsBook

ISBN:
978-1-941660-18-8
$12.95

Write on Track SkillsBook Teacher's Edition

ISBN:
978-1-941660-19-5
$12.95

A Handbook for Young Writers and Learners

Write Away (Grade 2)

Write Away helps your second graders improve their writing, reading, learning, and test taking. This colorful, encouraging book guides students to write better sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Students practice informative and persuasive forms as well as narrative and creative ones.

Write Away aligns with the new standards, helping students succeed in second grade and develop the literacy skills they need throughout school and beyond.

You'll also find a Write Away SkillsBook for practicing punctuation, capitalization, spelling, mechanics, usage, grammar, and sentences.

Write Away Teacher's Guide

ISBN:
978-1-941660-22-5
$0.00

Write Away

ISBN:
978-1-941660-20-1
$19.95

Write Away SkillsBook

ISBN:
978-1-941660-23-2
$12.95

Write Away SkillsBook Teacher's Edition

ISBN:
978-1-941660-24-9
$12.95

Write One (Grade 1)

Write One (Grade 1)

Write One invites first graders to explore language by writing, reading, learning, and having fun! This colorful book leads your students through the writing process and encourages them to create many different forms of writing, from notes and stories to paragraphs and essays. Write One aligns with the new standards, with correlations and many more teaching supports in the free online Write One Teachers' Guide. You will find additional help with punctuation, capitalization, sentences, and grammar in the Write One SkillsBook.

“Using this material gives first grade students a very good foundation to become excellent writers.”

—Brenda Dudley, Teacher
Mila Elementary School, Merritt Island, FL

Write One Student Handbook

ISBN:
978-1-941660-25-6
$15.95

Write One Teacher's Guide

ISBN:
978-1-941660-27-0
$0.00

Write One SkillsBook

ISBN:
978-1-941660-28-7
$12.95

Write One SkillsBook Teacher's Edition

ISBN:
978-1-941660-29-4
$12.95

Writing Spot Buddy Book (Kindergarten)

Writing Spot Buddy Book (Kindergarten)

Every kindergartner needs a Writing Spot—that comfy place filled with lots of things to write with and lots of things to write about. The Writing Spot Buddy Book gives your kindergartners inviting and meaningful spaces for writing and drawing, expressing themselves as they learn language skills. The Writing Spot Buddy Book helps students learn high-frequency words connected to many themes and put those words together into meaningful sentences. Once your students discover their own Writing Spot, they will be writers for life!

Writing Spot Buddy Book

ISBN:
978-1-941660-31-7
$15.95

The Writing Spot Big Book

ISBN:
978-1-941660-30-0
$0.00

The Writing Spot Teacher's Guide

ISBN:
978-1-941660-95-9
$0.00

Shifting to the Common Core English/Language Arts

Test Prep: Common Core English/Language Arts (2-12)

Shifting to the Common Core English Language Arts helps your students reach deeper levels of knowledge and prepare for the Common Core assessments. Through classroom strategies and activities, your students will develop the skills they need to analyze and evaluate what they read and synthesize logical arguments by drawing evidence from texts. A recent study cited these as the most challenging tasks required by the Common Core. Your students will also practice the types of on-demand reading and writing required by the new assessments. Shifting to the Common Core is available for grades 2-3, grades 4-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12.

Career Prep: Business Writing and Communication (9-12)

Career Prep: Business Writing and Communication (9-12)

Do you need a program to prepare your students for writing and communicating on the job? Check out the Write for Business handbook and the Write for Work workbook!

Write for Business is a concise writing handbook that teaches your students the communication skills they need to succeed on the job. They will learn to write effective emails, memos, social media, résumés, letters, reports, proposals, instructions, policies, procedures, and much more. They will also find explanations and examples for the key rules in business writing: punctuation, capitalization, spelling, mechanics, usage, and grammar.

Write for Work is a workbook that contains everything your students need to develop business writing and communication skills. Write for Work provides activities that help students create career plans, develop résumés, write job-related letters, and prepare for interviews. It helps student write effective emails, memos, letters, summaries, instructions, reports, proposals, and much more. Your students will learn to use respectful language, listen actively, work in groups, lead meetings, give constructive criticism, and resolve conflicts. They'll also practice punctuation, capitalization, spelling, mechanics, usage, and grammar.

Write for Business

ISBN:
978-1-932436-32-7
$32.95

Write for Work

ISBN:
978-1-932436-30-3
$48.99

21st Century Skills (4-12)

Inquire High School (9-12)

Inquire High School (9-12)

The Inquire High School student handbook propels students through their final, critical years as they prepare for college and career. They learn the thinking and problem-solving skills that professors require and that businesses look for in new hires. In addition to 21st century skills, traditional study skills, research, and inquiry, students gain media literacy, information literacy, and financial literacy. This handbook makes high schoolers better learners before they graduate and more successful lifelong learners afterward. You'll also find a High School Teacher's Guide packed with lesson plans, worksheets, minilessons, project ideas, and a whole lot more. The student handbook and Teacher's Guide are available in print and online editions.

Inquire High School

ISBN:
978-14531-0887-1
$19.95

Inquire High School Teacher's Guide

ISBN:
978-14531-0888-8
$24.95

Inquire Online High School Classroom Set

ISBN:
978-1-932436-45-7
$149.95

Inquire Online High School Teacher's Guide

ISBN:
978-1-932436-46-4
$24.95

Inquire Middle School (6-8)

Inquire Middle School (6-8)

The Inquire Middle School student handbook builds the 21st century skills of students in grades 6-8. They deepen their critical and creative thinking and energize their problem-solving with inventive projects. Your students will learn study, research, and inquiry skills that will help them in all their classes across the curriculum. You'll also find a Middle School Teacher's Guide packed with lesson plans, worksheets, minilessons, project ideas, and a whole lot more. The student handbook and Teacher's Guide are available in print and online editions.

Inquire Middle School

ISBN:
978-1-932436-34-1
$19.95

Inquire Middle School Teacher's Guide

ISBN:
978-1-932436-36-5
$24.95

Inquire Online Middle School Classroom Set

ISBN:
978-1-932436-38-9
$149.95

Inquire Online Middle School Teacher's Guide

ISBN:
978-1-932436-39-6
$24.95

Inquire Elementary (4-5)

Inquire Elementary (4-5)

The Inquire Elementary student handbook starts 4th and 5th graders on the road to college and career readiness. They learn basic strategies for critical and creative thinking, problem solving, argumentation, traditional study skills, research, and the inquiry process. Your students will gain the foothold they need to improve their learning in language arts, science, social studies, and math. You'll also find an Elementary Teacher's Guide, packed with lesson plans, worksheets, minilessons, project ideas, and a whole lot more. The student handbook and Teacher's Guide are available in print and online editions.

Inquire Elementary

ISBN:
978-1-453110-44-7
$19.95

Inquire Elementary Teacher's Guide

ISBN:
978-14531-1047-8
$24.95

Inquire Online Elementary Classroom Set

ISBN:
978-1-453110-47-8
$149.95

Inquire Online Elementary Teacher's Guide

ISBN:
978-1-941660-56-0
$24.95

Social-Emotional Learning (K-8)

In Focus: Improving Social and Emotional Intelligence, One Day at a Time

In Focus: Improving Social and Emotional Intelligence, One Day at a Time

In Focus helps your students develop social and emotional intelligence, critical to success in school and beyond. These books provide 10-15 minute daily lessons focusing on safety (the brain stem), emotion and motivation (the limbic system), and thinking (the cortex). A recent study showed that students in schools that provide social-emotional learning score on average 11 percentile points higher on standardized achievement tests than students in other schools. In Focus is available for grades K-2, grades 3-5, and grades 6-8.

In Focus (K-2)

ISBN:
978-1-932436-49-5
$29.95

In Focus (3-5)

ISBN:
978-1-932436-47-1
$29.95

In Focus (6-8)

ISBN:
978-1-932436-48-8
$29.95