Are you ready to have fun with facts and bring informative writing to life?

Teach your students how to apply the Seven Steps techniques in their informative writing with this Step-by-Step guide.

Award Winning

Highly Commended in the Educational Publishing Awards Australia 2019, the Informative Writing Manual is now even bigger and better!

The new edition released in 2022 has 40% more content, including a curriculum matrix, extra theory, exemplars and student writing samples.

Downloadable digital version

This updated manual also includes a downloadable digital version that can be accessed on Teacher Hub anytime, anywhere.

The bookmarks and hyperlinks make it easy to navigate through the content and find what you are looking for. The file is available to your whole school and can be uploaded to your school’s intranet.

Your comprehensive guide to teaching informative writing

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Informative Writing Manual

Second Edition – 2022

Packed with 40% more content!

$300 (excl GST)
The Informative Writing Manual provides engaging topics to entice students into taking the Seven Steps techniques for a spin with their informative texts. It turns out informative texts don't have to be dry and dull – they can be interesting and inspiring!
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when you buy multiple copies of the Informative Writing Manual in the same order. Or upgrade to a Tool Kit for Primary Schools and save $74.55!

The new Informative Writing Manual includes:

  • extensive theory for all the Seven Steps techniques
  • fun, flexible, curriculum aligned writing activities and templates
  • over 100 differentiated writing topics, plus picture writing prompts
  • writing samples and annotated exemplars
  • an Australian Curriculum Matrix
  • an Eight-Week Starter Plan
  • a Putting It All Together Chapter
  • an Informative Marking Rubric
  • graded writing samples.

Take a look inside!

Simple and logical structure

Chapters organised by Step, so you can find what you need quickly. Each chapter includes:

  • Theory and exemplars
  • Annotated student writing samples
  • Action Activities
  • Templates
  • Top Twenty Topics
  • Self-Assessment rubric
  • Refresher poster.

Teaching the techniques

Dive deep into the theory to learn the key techniques that underpin each Step. These techniques will transform students’ informative writing and bring inquiry topics to life in the classroom.  

Model the Seven Steps techniques and show students what you are looking for with exemplars and annotated writing samples from a range of different types of informative text.

Curriculum-aligned writing activities

All of the activities are linked to the Australian Curriculum: English content descriptors and to other learning areas across the curriculum.

The activities progress from modelling and discussing the techniques (I do), to putting the techniques into practice in small groups (We do) and then alone (I do).

Consolidate students’ understanding of each Step, all whilst having fun with engaging Action Activities, writing templates and differentiated topic ideas!

Assessment for learning

After teaching each Step, students can use the self-assessment rubrics to evaluate their own progress, and teachers can use them as the basis for conferencing with students. Find out what techniques they have mastered and what they need more help with before moving onto the next Step.

The assessment resources and graded informative writing samples help you provide explicit feedback on students’ writing and monitor their progress.

Implementation advice

Eliminate the nerves of teaching informative writing with the Seven Steps. The Eight-Week Starter Plan, provides the perfect guide to implementing the core structural Steps (Steps 1, 2, 3 and 7) using the resources in the manual.

BONUS! Answers to some frequently asked implementation questions and a curriculum matrix.


Purchase your Seven Steps Informative Writing Manual

You can purchase our manuals separately or bundle them with a Seven Steps Tool Kit.
Find out more about our other writing manuals: Narrative | Persuasive | Beginner Writers

Order multiple copies of the Informative Writing Manual in the same order, and automatically save 20% on the second and subsequent copies. 

Informative Writing Manual
Seven Steps Informative Manual

Second Edition – 2022

$300 (excl GST)
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$900 (excl GST)
Tool Kit for Primary Schools
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How does the second edition Informative Writing Manual differ from the first edition?

The second edition was released in June 2022. It has been rebranded with 40% more content than the previous version. The new Informative Writing Manual has been packed with more theory, student writing samples and marked exemplars, as well as 20 differentiated topic ideas per Step and a curriculum matrix.

How do I access my digital manual?

Once you purchase your manual, you’ll get an email to setup your free Teacher Hub account. From your Teacher Hub dashboard you’ll find the ‘Products’ page. Your new manual will be available to download under the ‘Purchased Products’ section.

Do I need to complete a Seven Steps workshop before buying the Informative Writing Manual?

Not anymore! The Informative Writing Manual has a theory section for each Step so you can learn all of the techniques and then use the resources provided to roll out the Seven Steps in your classroom.

We still recommend coming to our training, as nothing compares to our engaging and interactive workshops but if you’d like to test out the techniques in your classroom first then the manual will help you do that.

What is your refund policy?

It is important to us that you are delighted with your Seven Steps purchase! We therefore offer a money-back guarantee on almost all products and services.

If you’re not happy with your Seven Steps product, please email or call us within 30 days of purchase. If we are unable to resolve the issue or further assist you, we will process a refund upon timely receipt of the unopened products. Refunds will be processed promptly via the same method that you used to make the order.

All refunds are made in accordance with the Australian Consumer Protection Act and at the discretion of Seven Steps to Writing Success. Our full terms and conditions can be found here.

How long until I receive my order?

Expected standard delivery across Australia is within three weeks from the date of order. Express delivery is usually within one week from the date of order, particularly if you are in or close to a capital city.

Sometimes we find the resources have been delivered but they’re held up in your school’s main office, so you may want to check there to be sure they haven’t already arrived!

If your order still hasn’t been delivered after three weeks, please give our office a call on (03) 9521 8439 so we can figure out what’s gone wrong.

Do you offer special prices for CRTs?

We know CRTs often have to pay for their own teaching resources, without any support from schools, so we try to help where we can. Contact our office on (03) 9521 8439 or email [email protected] and we can chat!

What makes your manuals eco-friendly?

The manuals’ internal pages are made with ecoStar+, an environmentally responsible paper made carbon neutral and is FSC Recycled certified. ecoStar+ is manufactured from 100% post-consumer recycled fibre in a process chlorine free environment under the ISO 14001 environmental management system.

The manual folders are carbon neutral 4D Ring Binders.

Our printers also use a vegetable-based ink.

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