Meeting 21st Century Standards

Good writing doesn’t happen by accident.  Meeting the demands of 21st century standards in grades K-8 requires powerful direct instruction in the wide range of explicit skills necessary for informative, narrative, opinion, and argument writing, all informed by research.  This instruction should reinforce and draw upon close reading, thus optimizing the reading-writing connection across all content areas.  Empowering Writers uniquely delivers the lessons and strategies to make this happen.