This flagship book by Dr. John Collins is an expanded version of the highly successful Developing Writing and Thinking Skills Across the Curriculum that was originally published in 1992. Improving Student Performance is the core text of the Collins Writing Program. It offers an in-depth description of the writing and thinking model that is the basis of the Collins Writing Program and is the new “required” book for all program users. Topics include: the Five Types of Writing, using focus correction areas (FCAs), essential writing assignments, adapting the Collins Writing Program to your students, and more. Grades: 4-12.