The Writing Rope: A Framework for Explicit Writing Instruction in All Subjects

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Along with research on effective writing instruction, author Joan Sedita shares her Writing Rope model identifying five components of a comprehensive writing curriculum: critical thinking, syntax, text structure, writing craft and transcription. There are chapters exploring each in detail, with an abundance of ideas for classroom application. The Writing Rope is geared towards Grade 4-8 teachers and provides excellent support for expectations under B2 and B3 as well as Strand D of the Ontario Language curriculum. The framework can – and should – be used for writing in various content areas as well, making it ideal for all Grade 4-8 teachers, not just those who teach Language. The book comes with a code for purchasers to download dozens of supporting teacher and student resources.

This book is available as both a mailed hardcopy and an ebook through the Ontario College of Teachers Library.

Curriculum Connection

This book supports expectations from B2: Language Foundations for Reading and Writing (e.g., spelling), B3 Language Conventions for Reading and Writing (e.g., syntax, sentence structure, grammar) and supports the implementation of much of Strand D: Expressing Ideas and Creating Texts.

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  1. I have just scratched the surface of this book myself, and deeper writing research in general, but the writing rope metaphor really simplifies the writing skills. It is a useful framework that parallels the reading rope. The book has a lot of useful ideas and strategies to support instruction. It is difficult to find books with all of this information altogether.

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