Your vibrant writing classroom starts here

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Get a proven plan to ditch the overwhelm,
enjoy confident teaching and help students flourish.

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



Want to boost writing results and engagement school wide?

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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 an evidence-based writing program that helps teachers rapidly boost their students’ confidence and enthusiasm to write, leading to greatly improved writing outcomes.

Learn more about the Seven Steps approach here.


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

The perfect leaping off point is Step 2: Sizzling Starts. It’s easy to teach, fun to learn and available for free! Get started here.


Are the Seven Steps suitable for my year level?

The Seven Steps program is designed to improve writing at any age or stage. Our strategies and resources are easily adapted for use with pre-writers, secondary school students and all ages in between.

How do we use Seven Steps with other programs?

Unlike many other writing programs, Seven Steps focuses on the authorial side of writing. We approach the creative 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 easily use Seven Steps alongside programs that focus on other aspects of writing, such as grammar and spelling.


Does Seven Steps align with the Australian or State Curriculum?

Yes, Seven Steps resources are aligned to the Australian Curriculum: English, the NSW English Syllabus and the Victorian Curriculum Version 2.0.

Learn more here.

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.