Using the direct-instruction method, High-Performance Writing addresses the writing instruction needs of all students including special education and ESL students. Each unit follows a sequence of instruction and contains a complete sequence of activities to achieve a particular piece of writing. Terry Dodds, author of several other SRA direct-instruction programs including Readers and Writers, Learning Through Literature, and Language for Learning, developed the program.
High-Performance Writing is a comprehensive resource that gives you ways to get your students writing right away. The lesson plans that make up each unit are based on key traits of effective writing and provide: