Do your students freeze up when faced with a writing assignment? The step-by-step approach in Finish Line Writing for the Common Core State Standards, Second Edition provides the support students need and is developed specifically for the Common Core State Standards for Writing.
Review and Reinforce the Writing Process
The books begin with a full lesson that reviews the five-step writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. In the lessons that follow, students will apply these steps to different types of writing required by the Common Core. Supportive features deepen understanding of skills and give students confidence with classroom and test day writing.
Annotated samples of student writing model the processes to help learners establish a point of reference for their own work.
Types of writing include logical arguments and/or opinion writing, depending on grade level.
Concentration on research
Students build knowledge of the research process through instructional lessons and focused projects.
Connections to the reading standards require students to support their analysis and research with evidence drawn from literary and informational texts.
Student Book: 190-210 pages
Teacher’s Guide: 40-48 pages