Do students need to go through Type Three and Type Four writing in order to reach a Type Five?

By John Collins, Ed.D, Founder and Managing Director, Collins Education Associates NOTE: This question was asked by Pennsylvania teachers during a recent Collins Online Conversation. The blog summarizes my answer to their question. The short answer is “yes.” But let me elaborate and give you some options for taking a piece of writing to Type Five. […]

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How do I select FCAs that will work effectively for my students, including ELs and special needs students?

By Kristine Gibson, Consultant, Collins Education Associates Collins Associates have over three decades of experience working with teachers who are using focus correction areas (FCAs) to focus their instruction and guide student writing development. We know focus correcting works (see Results & Research at our website). But we also know that some FCAs are better […]

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