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Write on Track Sequencing Assignments

In Teaching the Universe of Discourse, James Moffett advised teachers to progress from basic forms of writing to more reflective and analytical forms. Write on Track follows this organizational plan, beginning with personal writing, progressing through academic forms, and arriving at research papers and creative writing. By following this suggested sequence, you help students build their writing skills and confidence. You can also download a PDF version of this document along with a yearlong timetable.


Forms in Write on Track

Basics of Writing

Basic Sentences

Combining Sentences


Text Structures

Personal Writing

Journals and Logs

Lists and Albums

Notes and Emails

Friendly Letters

Narrative Writing

Personal Narratives

Family Stories

Realistic Stories

Time-Travel Fantasies

Tall Tales

Explanatory Writing

Alphabet Books


Information Essays

Newspaper Stories

Persuasive Writing

Persuasive Essays

Opinion Letters

Writing About Literature

Book Reviews


Research Writing

Classroom Reports


Photo Essays

Creative Writing

Free-Verse Poetry

Traditional and Playful Poetry Plays