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Good writing skills are important for students to succeed. Between writing sections on standardized tests and communicating digitally through e-mail and other electronic media, the ability to write clearly, concisely, and intelligently can carry students a long way in college and in life.
Writing Coach is a digitally driven grammar and writing program that improves students’ skills in Grades 6–12.
What else is Writing Coach?
Writing Coach gives your students personalized, detailed feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of their writing. It is the only program that uses a paragraph scorer as well as an essay scorer so that your struggling students who aren’t ready to write larger pieces can receive the same productive feedback as the rest of the class.
Writing Coach only has a few components that work together as a comprehensive writing program or a seamless complement to any literature anthologies, novels, or other language arts program you might be using.
The best way for your students to become better writers is to spend more time writing. The problem is, the more time they spend writing, the more time you need to spend grading and assessing. Writing Coach does the time-consuming work for you by grading all of your students’ writing examples and providing personalized feedback. This lets you spend more time teaching and a whole lot less time grading.
Writing Coach provides targeted writing feedback in an online format that works for your digital natives. Plus, your students will receive extensive experience communicating in today’s digital world with skills instruction in writing e-mails and blogs, evaluating material on the Internet, and developing multimedia presentations.
Writing Coach is more than just a writing program. It’s a complete language arts program that provides personalized grammar instruction as well. Writing Coach uses your students’ writing examples to diagnose strengths and weaknesses in their grammar and supports them with grammar instruction and remediation.
Pearson encourages 21st century learning by infusing the core subjects and themes throughout our programs—Life and Career Skills, Learning and Innovation Skills, and Information, Media, and Technology Skills. The ultimate goal—to ensure that every child is prepared for the 21st century with skills like critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, innovation and global competence.
With Pearson’s interactive whiteboard-ready resources, students become more active and collaborative classroom learners and teachers are able to deliver memorable lessons, engage all types of learners, and reduce class preparation time.
Our fully digital programs and ebooks provide cutting-edge online instruction with a seamless transition from the textbook, allowing students to complete assignments, access videos and activities, and take online tests and remediation.
Language-acquisition expert, Dr. Jim Cummins, has worked exclusively with Pearson to embed powerful teaching approaches into Pearson programs, ensuring that English language learners receive the same high quality education as their peers. Dr. Cummins’ expertise in literacy development in multilingual school contexts, as well as the role of technology in promoting language and literacy development, have made Pearson programs the most effective resources for today’s ELLs.
Pearson offers complete and cohesive support to help you implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Professional development opportunities, aligned content, assessment, and school services are available to familiarize you with the standards and help you learn about key changes and requirements. Pearson promises to be with you throughout the transition period—and beyond.
RTI is an ongoing instructional process of using assessments to inform instruction that leads to improved student performance. Pearson's Response to Intervention solution provides a continuum of accelerated intervention strategies that assess, instruct, and monitor at every level for the best possible outcome. Unlike other modular solutions, Pearson's combination of continual progress monitoring and instruction ensure long-term, sustained results.
Your Pearson sales representative is ready to partner with you to create a customized curriculum and professional development plan to help your struggling students and schools achieve success. Visit Pearson’s Grants and Funding Web site to find useful links to identify possible grants and resources for grant applicants applying for Pearson’s products.
Your opinion is important! Do you want more or less ability to customize your Pearson instructional materials; and, should they be more or less digital?