Imagine a vibrant writing classroom full of ideas, laughter and energy. Students engaged and contributing. Writing with passion and sharing with excitement.
That’s what a Seven Steps classroom looks like.
About The Seven Steps
Designed by an author, the Seven Steps is a methodology that aims to change how writing is taught in Australia. Passionate about transforming student writing, we empower teachers to guide their students to become powerful and skilful communicators. By developing children into passionate communicators, you can help to improve their lives…and the future world. And we want to help.
Today we are Australia’s largest and most engaging educator of written literacy, changing the lives of over a million students through their teachers, mentors and leaders.
We're here to help you create...
fun & engaging writing classrooms
that students love
a meta-language for teachers,
students and your entire school
a simple and clear guide on
how to teach writing
short, fun and collaborative writing lessons
massive shifts in writing data
great writing in every student
What Our Teachers Say
“Fantastic! So many amazing and easy to use ideas with simple application and minimal effort but maximum results! Seven Steps to Writing Success creates a spark and love of writing.”
– Chantal, Teacher
“A wonderful experience that will change the way I teach writing from this day forth. I wish all my colleagues could be here with me. A whole school approach, both primary and secondary, is a must. I will do my best to share my enthusiasm with others.”
– Fiona Richens, Teacher
“Love it. Your team is fabulous – your program is changing the way we teach. Thank you!”
– Leigh Tankey, Head of Curriculum
“I can’t express to you how passionate I am about the program. I have been implementing it with enormous success in my class. The results so far have been incredibly impressive and the impact on the children’s skills and enthusiasm for writing transformative. Even the parents of my students are using the language of the Seven Steps with myself and their children.”
– Diahnn B, Assistant Principal
“I have used this program for the first time this year and the difference in my children’s writing has been outstanding. We had our assembly today and they demanded a Sizzling Start be included at the beginning. My class now cheers when I tell them it is writing time! Thank you for changing the way I teach writing.”
– Paula Atkinson, Teacher
Why the Seven Steps works so well
One language from Foundation to Secondary, for every writing lesson and feedback.
Set Solid Foundations
Writing starts well before you put pen to paper. Using the Seven Steps with ‘pre-writers’ shows them how to develop key elements of a story without writing a word. They start practising creativity.
Empower With Win After Win
When your students feel successful they start to enjoy themselves, and are motivated to seek additional wins. Unlock lessons where students continuously see their growth each and every day.
Uncover Each Unique Voice
Within each form and type, writers develop a personal style. Learn to uncover, and enhance each student’s unique voice by providing specific, actionable feedback that students can use to constantly improve.
Learning the Seven Steps
When learning, nothing quite beats being face-to-face with an expert. That’s why your students have a teacher, and why we run training. Explore how you can learn the Seven Steps and transform your writing classrooms the very next day.
Experience the engaging and interactive Seven Steps Workshop designed specifically for classroom teachers who want a simple and clear method to teach writing. Best of all, walk away with the tools to truly engage and excite your students in writing.
Train all your teachers at once by bringing our dynamic and expert presenters to you. By inspiring change, unmatched support and an unstoppable leadership team, your school can create students (and teachers) who love writing!
To your students, you’re the expert… but even experts need support! Unlock the ultimate supporting tools, in print and online, and have the answers to unlocking your students’ writing potential.
The Ultimate Online Support Tool
Simply the biggest collection of Seven Steps theory, templates and activities anywhere. With new content added every month, Seven Steps Online has all the answers you need to unlock your students’ writing potential.
The Essential Writing
From Foundation all the way through Grade 10, arm yourself with the essential tools and classroom resources needed to implement what you’ve learned from a Seven Steps event with your students.