WERD offers writers a supportive, organized, and consistent community to learn essential writing skills through exploration.

  • Inspires students to write through high interest activities.
  • Features research-based techniques for teaching writing skills and strategies.
  • Combines free-writing, the writing process, and targeted instruction.
  • Used in Title 1, 21st CCLC, Migrant, Summer, Title II, and after school programs

WERD Writing Activities

  • 10-session workshop uses writing process and culminates in a published class book.
  • WERDPlay fosters creative writing explorations that motivate and inspire writing.
  • WERDSkills feature brief fun writing activities that focus on one feature of effective writing.
  • WERDTools are essential resources for creating successful writers. WERDTools include writing rubrics, a summary of the writing process, writing frames for writing dialogue and creating comic strips, mini-dictionaries, and other language resources.

Download a free sample of the WERD Writing curriculum