Straight Up Writing is the National Literacy Coalition's comprehensive middle/high school writing program and the companion to the elementary program - Every Child a Writer.
The program is assessment-driven and differentiated for student success. An initial placement assessment determines each student's placement into one of the five Straight Up Writing Stages.
Implementation structures include the following options:
- For students on or above grade level, the program can be used semi-independently. Daily lessons guide students through the process of constructing written products. In this scheme, the classroom teacher offers assistance and feedback on students' daily work.
- For students below grade level, it is recommended that the teacher presents the lessons in sequence to groups of students.