Step Up to Writing 





This training allows teachers to learn strategies that improve the writing skills of all students – regardless of ability level – using multi-sensory, classroom-proven teaching strategies and student writing activities. With Step Up to Writing, participants will:

  • Learn hands-on writing strategies

  • Practice effective methods for teaching Step Up to Writing

  • Develop age-appropriate strategies for teaching writing organization

  • Use color coding for constructing sentences, simple paragraphs and generating sentence variety

  • Acquire expository and narrative writing strategies

  • Improve strategies to help students tackle prompts found in writing assessments

Registration will close two weeks prior to training.

Cancellations received two weeks prior to the date of the training are eligible for a refund.

Course Details:
Presenter: MaryJo Verbitsky



December 5, 2019



8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


El Dorado County Office of Education

6767 Green Valley Road, Placerville

Room D-4





Required Materials:

  1. Step Up to Writing 4th Edition – Teacher’s Manual

  2. Login to access online materials


Districts who may not have Step Up to Writing 4th Edition may order: 

  1. Classroom Sets are available online:

  2. Individual Teacher’s Manuals are ONLY available to order by phone at 1-800-547-6747

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