Write from the Beginning and Beyond

Only available to schools already trained in Thinking Maps

Write from the Beginning...and Beyond

Write from the Beginning...and Beyond is a writing program that can be used as a core writing program or in combination with other writing programs that a school or district is using. For example, those that use the traits of effective writing will immediately see how these traits can be taught using the mini-lesson component of Write from the Beginning...and Beyond, as well as how they can also be assessed using the analytic improvement rubrics that are provided. **Write from the Beginning...and Beyond can serve as a core writing program or as a supplement to other writing programs.

Setting the Stage

This manual is the introductory piece for all modes of writing. Along with an explanation of the components of Write from the Beginning...and Beyond, Setting the Stage includes:

  • Grade Level specific characteristics and goals
  • Essential components of effective writing (explanations, guiding questions, and student samples)
  • Mini-lessons
  • Thinking journals
  • Observation tools for administrators
  • Other resources to guide teachers as they prepare to teach the various modes of writing to their students

Thinking Maps® Write from the Beginning and Beyond Setting the Stage
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Setting the Stage is the introductory manual for all writing domains

Benefits

Implementing Write from the Beginning...and Beyond, Setting the Stage:

  • Establishes a common focus and shared accountability for school-wide writing performance
  • Supplies schools with a plan for providing continuous writing instruction for students
  • Helps teachers differentiate instruction according to the individual needs of their students
  • Allows schools to assess areas of strengths and areas that need improvement using analytic rubrics

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