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Process Writing

Business Letter Punch

Divided into 4 units that each concentrate on a specific purpose, Business Letter Punch provides multiple scenarios for responses that require students to be persuasive, make a request, express or respond to a complaint, or further a social connection.

Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11


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  • Follow communication conventions
  • Introduce purpose, request
  • Use precise language
  • Provide a conclusion
  • Effective research-based computer-assisted instruction: embedded cognitive strategies, e.g., repetition; rehearsal of content; paraphrasing; drawing inferences; use of illustrative examples
  • Student control over amount and sequence of work performed and extent of review needed, leading to increased mastery and improved attitude towards learning
  • Improvement of writing skills a. Recognition of points of difficulty and confusion b. Advancement at student’s own pace c. Scaffolding and enhancing comprehension
  • Generalization of skills to other contexts and situations, i.e., transferring these skills to other academic areas
  • Appropriate for students of all skill levels a. Effectiveness seen notably in low-achieving students b. Improvement in proficiency among students in middle quartiles c. Enrichment for students in upper quartile
  • Detailed class management via Merit Software record keeper a. Teacher can track and check students’ progress b. Teacher can track and intervene at points of difficulty c. Student records may be exported into spread-sheets
  • Engages cognitive thinking and metacognitive strategies step by step
  • Supports constructivist learning by providing students with choices; decisions; multiple completion paths for writing tasks
  • Strengthens students’ abilities to interpret language-based concepts a. Focuses instruction at sentence and paragraph level b. Fosters analysis and discrimination among response options
  • Provides a structure that students of all levels can use again and again to improve their skills
  • Improves comprehension of students struggling with language arts skills and produces gains across the curriculum in social studies, science and mathematics
  • Effectively provides a multi-sensory approach
  • Teaches different ways to write a paragraph
  • Shapes further learning responses through interactive feedback 


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