Being a Writer
Is your classroom a place where students love writing?
The Being a Writer program is a yearlong writing curriculum for grades K–6 that combines two decades of research in the areas of writing, motivation, and learning theory with social and ethical development.
The program has two goals: to develop the creativity and skills of a writer, and to develop the social and ethical values of a responsible person. It uses high-quality trade books for genre immersion and author studies, and easy-to-teach mini-lessons to reinforce the skills and conventions taught in the program. Writing instruction, regular community-building elements, and guided partner work are integrated to develop in students a sense of autonomy, belonging, and competence.
New Writing Units to Support the Common Core
DSC has produced new units, lessons, and extension activities that address specific Common Core standards not previously covered.
The new instructional materials support the following Common Core State Standards in Writing:
- Standards 1, 4, 5, 9, 9a, 9b, and 10
These supplements are offered free of charge exclusively to users of the Being a Writer program.
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For additional support correlating your instruction to the goals of the CCSS, you can also use our correlation tool. It allows you to search by either DSC program or CCSS standard to: identify all standards addressed in a selected DSC program within a unit, week, or lesson; or find which lessons in any DSC program address a selected standard.