When teachers are inspired, amazing things happen.

Reward your tireless teachers with a school-wide approach that makes writing fun, creative and successful.

Implement a framework for writing that enables collaboration, creates a common language, saves time and inspires passionate teaching.

Along with an engaging and practical workshop at your school, your teachers will be fully supported with online and print classroom resources to rapidly improve student writing data, year after year.

Transform student engagement and writing data.

Help them realise their potential as they discover the joys of developing an idea into a creative masterpiece.

Build a common language and continuously improve student writing at all levels through exciting and engaging lessons.

Follow the Seven Steps approach and your students will develop a love for writing.

A whole school approach makes the greatest impact

Read or listen to these stories from real principals, literacy leaders and other school leaders who have implemented the Seven Steps in their schools around Australia.

Success Story
Transforming writing by increasing engagement
5 min
'Brilliant. This needs to be every school's writing program.'
Belinda Lahrs
Master Teacher
Real Student Results
69% improved by more than one NAPLAN band

In the results of over 1,700 students (from F – 9) assessed before and after they were taught the Seven Steps.

'I am able to see success in the implementation of the Seven Steps across the whole school – we have seen improvement in student writing and in our writing culture. Students are excited about writing!'
Lindsay McQuattie
Primary Curriculum Leader
Success Story
Grange Primary School dominates Mayoral Make a Book Literacy Challenge
5 min
'Marking NAPLAN this year, the Seven Steps flair in students' writing was certainly noticeable. I could pick the Sizzling Starts with Show, Don’t Tell. I just wish there were more of them!'
Pip Walsh
Teaching/Learning Coordinator
Education
How one school built long-lasting change school-wide
4 min

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Frequently asked questions

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 information, see the following blog post: Seven Steps and the Australian Curriculum

Do the Seven Steps address or improve spelling and grammar?

While Seven Steps doesn’t specifically have a spelling and grammar course or series, we’ve seen vast improvements in all areas of writing when teaching the Seven Steps.

We thought Carly Brien (a Year 7 teacher from Henry Kendall High School) summed it up nicely:

‘I really think that the students’ spelling, grammar and punctuation improve because they are spending so much more time just writing! Usually students don’t write in such volume like in Seven Steps and that has made all the difference.’

Are the Seven Steps helpful for Indigenous or ESL students?

 There are quite a few Seven Steps schools with a high percentage of Indigenous or EAL students who have achieved great success with the Seven Steps.

One of the loveliest stories came from a school that told us they scheduled their Seven Steps activities first thing in the morning every day. And yes, their literacy scores went up, but the fascinating outcome they did not expect was that their truancy rate halved!

Does Seven Steps cover analytical writing?

Our resources do not currently cover how to use the Seven Steps to write analytical essays responding to prompts about novels, films, poetry and other cultural productions such as art. We do touch on techniques such as compare and contrast in our new Informative Writing Manual, but not in the context or depth that would be required when teaching analytical writing with Year 9 and 10 students.

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.

The Australian Curriculum and every state curriculum or syllabus require students to learn both authorial and secretarial skills with the aim of being clear, competent communicators. The Seven Steps improve students’ authorial writing skills – and you can be confident that our approach fits with other programs as well as meeting the curriculum.

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