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WriteSteps Approved for California ELD Supplemental Instructional Materials Board List
“Out of 12 programs, WriteSteps and three other programs were recommended,”
General education teachers need programs that use time wisely, and teachers need to be able to enhance their students' English while teaching the core curriculum. WriteSteps does this while teaching 100% of the writing and grammar Common Cores. Many experts say the best way to support ELLs is by using Reading Workshops and Writing Workshops (like WriteSteps). By using WriteSteps, California schools will be able to better serve the needs of all of their students.
WriteSteps (K-5) is recommended for approval because it is aligned with the subset of California English Language Development Standards (CA ELD Standards) for a submission and meets the evaluation criteria approved by the State Board of Education for this supplemental instructional materials review.
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In 2007, WriteSteps Founder and CEO Suzanne Klein committed herself to creating teacher-friendly writing lessons after her school decided to prioritize writing due to low student outcomes. The writing program she developed - WriteSteps - was so successful in raising test scores and student confidence that the company expanded its scope to refocus instruction on the Common Core State Standards for writing and grammar. Its Common Core release won a "Best of Entrepreneurs"
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