About the Program

Mastering Short and Extended Responses to Open-Ended Questions

This effective series provides key writing strategies and boosts test scores. Intensive instruction focuses
on specific techniques that will serve students in all of their writing efforts, especially in responding to
open-ended questions.
Support your classroom with:
  • Content that emphasizes revision when constructing a response
  • Examples of good and poor writing that clearly illustrate what students should aspire to, and what they should avoid
  • Coverage that includes reading, analysis of questions, and the process of writing successful responses to open-ended items
Transform your students into confident and skillful writers!
  • Lessons with varied types of open-ended questions
  • Step-by-step, guided support for composing complete and high-scoring answers 
  • Strategies for writing answers that range from a few sentences to long, multi-paragraph essays 
  • “Tools & Tips” section in each unit with useful writing hints
  • “Score Builder” in every unit helps students analyze and improve their own writing