Zaner-Bloser Introduces 21st Century Writing Instruction for 21st Century Learners
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Teachers and students across the country have a new learning tool for writing instruction. Strategies for Writers, introduced by Zaner-Bloser, offers clear, concise lessons that simplify instruction, enhance students’ writing skills and produce the results they need for success in college and career. Available in both digital and print formats, Strategies for Writers combines a writing process approach for grades 2-8 with a focus on strategy and skills development using the six traits of writing.
Strategies for Writers offers technology for students and teachers in addition to traditional textbooks. Instruction can be delivered completely digitally through the Strategies for Writers Online Writing Center. Accessible through a centralized dashboard, the Online Writing Center provides multimedia tools including interactive whiteboard resources, online games, and an online word processing and assignment submission application, in addition to eBooks.
Providing the best of digital and print resources, Strategies for Writers also offers the following benefits:
- 100% coverage of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Writing and Language
- Clear, concise lessons with visible results for students at all skill levels
- Interactive technology that complements writing instruction with a dynamic mix of tools for implementation throughout the writing process
- Flexible grammar instruction and practice
- Superior test preparation through a dedicated test-writing chapter in each unit
“Our research and the CCSS suggest that comprehensive and rigorous writing instruction helps all students improve their writing, ultimately making them college and career-ready,” Zaner-Bloser President Bob Page said. “Today’s students are very technology-savvy, so Strategies for Writers’ digital tools keep them engaged and allow them to Integrate what they learn on-line with what they learn off-line.”
Zaner-Bloser, a wholly owned subsidiary of Highlights for Children with more than 120 years of experience in education, is one of the premier publishers of research-based reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary and handwriting programs. The Zaner-Bloser mission is to create dynamic, appealing and effective educational programs and services. Zaner-Bloser focuses on distinctive programs that inspire all students to become engaged, literate participants in the global society.