The skills that lead to fluent reading and writing are interrelated.
Through structured practice that unfolds developmentally, Building Writers prepares students to be fluent writers, and along the way, they build strong reading skills. As students learn to write by hand, they reinforce letter formation, letter recognition, and other crucial skills that lead to literacy.
Many reading skills aided by Building Writers are identified in Scarborough's Reading Rope:
- Background Knowledge
- Language Structure
- Verbal Reasoning
- Literacy Knowledge
Other crucial writing skills included in Building Writers:
- Critical Thinking
- Text Structure
- Writing Craft
Children require repeated practice with small chunks of essential writing skills and strategies as they learn to compose strong sentences, paragraphs, and eventually more. Building Writers activities equip students with the crucial building blocks necessary for proficiency with your grade-level writing standards.
The grade-level teacher's guides for Building Writers are available as a free download.