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Seven Steps to Writing Success is an award-winning writing program that’s used in over half of
Australian schools. Our simple approach to teaching writing will help you foster a culture of
engagement in your classroom and get results fast.

We know that teaching writing can feel overwhelming
when you don’t know where to start.

Seven Steps combines an evidence-based approach with curriculum-aligned resources
to give you a step-by-step program that quickly upskills you and your students.

Plus, you won’t be alone on your journey …
You’ll join over 50,000 teachers who have already ditched the overwhelm and helped their students thrive.

With Seven Steps you will ...

Engage every student

Hook them all, whether they’re reluctant, EAL/D, gifted, ADHD or everything in between.

Make a real difference

Teach the vital literacy skills that build confidence and lead to healthy and happy futures.

Feel clear & confident

Know exactly what to do and how to do it with a step-by-step plan that’s easy to follow.

Save time & energy

Use a simple, proven approach to optimise your impact on student learning growth.

The Seven Steps difference

Seven Steps is an evidence-based program that breaks down writing into seven key techniques that professional authors use.

Students focus on one Step at a time, which allows them to understand, practise and master each individual skill before they write a whole text.

Taking small, manageable steps builds students’ confidence and makes writing fun and achievable for all ability levels.

Learn more about the Seven Steps approach >>

Your Seven Steps pathway

1. Become a Seven Steps member

For as little as $240 per year, you get access to all our on-demand training videos, curriculum-aligned resources and time-saving assessment and planning tools.

2. Follow the Step-by-Step guides

There is a Step-by-Step implementation plan for each text type that you can easily follow to create a fun, fulfilling and engaged writing classroom.

3. Watch your classroom thrive

With an approach that’s proven to work for any classroom, you’ll be amazed at how quickly your confidence builds, your students flourish and your writing data soars.

I’m overjoyed with the writing outcomes and it’s amazing to see students so engaged. The support this program offers is just outstanding. You’ve inspired me to be a better teacher!

~ Mellisa, Classroom Teacher
Warragul North Primary School

 

 

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  • Custom-made for your specific needs.
  • Delivered by classroom experts.
  • Full of fun, flexible, curriculum-aligned strategies.
  • Perfect for establishing a common language.
  • Designed to improve writing fast.

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We absolutely love this program. It has transformed writing in our school. My teachers are actually excited about teaching writing now. Thank you!

~ Deb Featherby, Literacy Coordinator
Nazareth Catholic College

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Frequently asked questions

Why choose Seven Steps?

Seven Steps to Writing Success is a writing program that empowers teachers to inspire their students to rapidly improve their writing skills, and most importantly, learn to love writing!

The Seven Steps can help you develop your students’ writing skills, improve results and increase confidence and enjoyment in writing.

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What’s the best way to get started with the Seven Steps?

The perfect way to learn the Seven Steps is in our powerful, interactive and fun Workshop One: Seven Steps to Transform Writing. There, you’ll learn all Seven Steps and how to get started back in the classroom the very next day. Workshop One is available either as a face-to-face workshop held around Australia, or online through three 90-minute Zoom sessions.

If you can’t make it to Workshop One, Teacher Hub is another great solution. With in-depth online writing courses and over 500 simple and effective activities, resources and videos at your fingertips, Teacher Hub can make lesson planning quick and easy! Unlock your free trial today to try on-demand access to everything you need to learn, teach, apply and assess the Seven Steps.

Are the Seven Steps suitable for my year level?

The Seven Steps program was designed by an author for real-life writing, and was originally aimed at adults. So the Seven Steps are practical for anyone looking to write better – whether they are four or 100!

Our training and resources are designed to enable teachers to understand the theory through rapid-fire activities and examples that they can take back to their classroom the next day. We have resources that can be used with pre-writers, secondary students and all ages in between.

How do we use Seven Steps with other writing programs?

Unlike many other programs, Seven Steps focuses on the authorial, big picture skills of planning and drafting a text. We focus on the creative, fun side of writing in a structured way that teaches students critical thinking strategies about writing: what to say, how to say it, when to make certain decisions, and how to engage and hold a reader’s attention.

You can slip the short, fun Seven Steps activities into your weekly writing program, or you can use it with complementary programs that focus on other aspects of literacy, such as sentence structure, grammar and spelling.

There’s no limit to how you can fit the Seven Steps theory and lessons into everyday classes, whether you use Seven Steps as your sole writing program or it’s just one in your arsenal of writing tools.

Does Seven Steps align with the Australian or State Curriculum?

Our focus at Seven Steps is on the creation of great writing. Every education jurisdiction in Australia considers writing extremely important, and all educators want students to become the best communicators they can be.

Each state and territory expects its students to write narrative, persuasive and informative texts, to get plenty of practice, and to learn to communicate in written, verbal and visual means. The Seven Steps strongly support these aims, with a focus on students practising the component steps of writing in an accessible way – sometimes in words, sometimes in verbal and visual language.

For more about the curriculum, see the following blog post: Seven Steps and the Australian Curriculum

Yes, Seven Steps resources are aligned to both the Australian Curriculum: English and the NSW English Syllabus.

Our tools and resources are designed to help you tick off the curriculum requirements while teaching the Seven Steps.

I’m not in Australia. How can I get started with the Seven Steps?

Many international schools are using the Seven Steps already and we’d love to bring the Seven Steps to you! Simply contact our office on [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.

A perfect place to start? Teacher Hub!