Here we have several tools, developed and explained in our book, that we want to make available to you for your classroom use.
First, here is a PDF that defines Writing for Understanding concepts and an overview of how it is used in the classroom.
Click here to download our Message to Teachers from the preface to Writing for Understanding.
Click here to download a chapter-based Writing for Understanding Study Guide, useful for groups of teachers or administrators who want to use the book for a multiple-week course of guided reading/study — easy, helpful (inexpensive!) way to run collaborative professional development.
This is the Writing for Understanding Planner in a Word .doc file, which will guide you through the planning of an instructional sequence, so that all elements of Writing for Understanding are taken into account.
Here is a PDF file that explains and gives an example of the Painted Essay™.