SRA Essentials for Writing Textbook

SRA Essentials for Writing Textbook

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SRA Essentials for Writing is specifically designed to help middle/high school students write with clarity, purpose and care. Systematic, explicit instruction and daily writing assignments ensure that your students focus and structure their thinking, as well as learn strategies for accomplishing specific types of writing tasks. Appropriately scaffolded lessons prepare them to produce work that contains well developed and pertinent ideas, supporting examples, and appropriate detail.

Key Features

Lessons target the skills, strategies and knowledge students need to be successful on high-stakes tests

Outline diagrams set specific product goals to help students focus on particular aspects of their writing

Grammar, language use and mechanics are woven throughout to improve the quality of writing


Teacher Materials include:

Presentation Book

Teacher's Guide

Answer Key

Practice Software CD-ROM
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 193 x 241 x 20mm | 649g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • United States
  • English
  • Student edition
  • Student
  • 0076234738
  • 9780076234738
  • 1,474,885

About Siegfried Engelmann

Siegfried Engelmann's 30+ years of research on teaching beginning reading resulted in the creation of the incredibly successful Direct Instruction teaching method, a cornerstone of SRA's Reading Mastery Plus program. He has produced an extensive list of books (including SRA's Direct Instruction reading, mathematics, and language arts programs), journal articles, and papers focusing on Direct Instruction.

Currently, Mr. Engelmann is working on a new math program for SRA. He recently completed a book entitled Inferred Functions of Performance and Learning. He is also the co-author of Theory of Instruction with Douglas Carnine.

Mr. Engelmann is a professor of special education at the University of Oregon and Director of the National Institute for Direct Instruction.

He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Western Michigan University in 1984 for his contributions to the field of education and holds a degree in philosophy from the University of Illinois.

His other awards include the 2002 Award for Education Research from the Council of Scientific Society Presidents and the Fred Keller Award from the American Psychological Association.
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