ECAW Elementary Stages

Every Child a Writer (K-5) and Straight Up Writing (6-12) are stage-based programs.  Students are placed in the appropriate stage for instruction based on a prompted writing assessment scored using the ECAW Placement Rubrics.

The first six stages in Every Child a Writer represent the kindergarten through fifth grade Common Core Standards.  Each stage includes four Common Core-based writing products.

Middle and high school Common Core Standards include the five stages in Straight Up Writing.