Revisit (or Learn) the Theory
Preparing for a class? Watch a 10 minute theory video the week (or night) before, to reinforce the key points of the lesson ahead. You could even watch them in weekly staff meetings for short training sessions!
Reclaim Your Time
Lessons, templates, activities and games at your fingertips – access over 150 resources you can print and use in your classroom instantly. Grab a writing prompt or an entire lesson – all from one spot.
Get Inspired to Inspire Others
Feel inspired to share the Seven Steps with your students. Look forward to writing classes, and ignite your passion for writing. Explore expert insights into communicating, storytelling and writing.
Seven Steps Online has a great variety of practical and instructional information to motivate and enhance the teaching of writing. It has ignited the passion to inspire students to enjoy writing and share it with different audiences.
– Karen Deacon, Principal
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Create engaging classrooms where students learn to love writing and become lifelong communicators.
Learn the Seven Steps
Learn or re-learn the theory of a single Step through a quick 7 to 12 minute video. Then download a set of resources to scaffold your next writing lesson.
Narrative Training Videos & Resources
Narrative writing is all about connecting with others. When a reader finishes a story, you want them to laugh or cry – or even sigh in wonder or despair! With 9 training videos and over 75 downloadable resources on narrative writing, explore exactly how authors invoke emotion and how to teach it to your students.
Persuasive writing aims to present an idea to the reader and persuade them to agree with the writer’s point of view. Developing a strong ability to persuade is a crucial life skill for all students. Deconstruct the ethos, logos, and pathos of persuasion as well as other critical writing elements with 9 training videos and over 60 additional resources.
Exclusive Informative Resources
Informative writing tries to conveys information accurately. The writer’s aim is to increase the reader’s knowledge, to help the reader better understand a procedure or process, or to increase the reader’s comprehension of a concept. So you shouldn’t use creative techniques right? Wrong! Show your students how with resources tailored to specific informative text types including; factual recounts, reports, interviews and news articles.
Our whole school Seven Steps Online licence has been invaluable in up-skilling our staff (many beginning teachers) with the tools to use Seven Steps in the classroom. We have used the online course in a variety of ways at staff meeting PD sessions and teachers are able to access the information again, whenever they want.
– Lynn, Master Teacher
Teach with the Ultimate Resource Library
Search, download and print the perfect resource for any writing lesson. Have the freedom to quickly download other activities and tools for additional scaffolding or fast finishers.
Introduce the key concepts for each Step to your students using the Classroom PowerPoints, which include both theory and activities.
Teach the Seven Steps techniques using the Explicit Teaching Model with these sample Lesson Plans which include links to both the Australian Curriculum and NAPLAN requirements.
Practise each Step using writing prompts, short Action Activities and writing Challenge Cards, which consolidate students’ understanding and gives students more opportunities to build muscle memory.
+13 Unique Resource Types
Discover every students’ true potential by taking the complexity out of writing. With over 150 resources to model, scaffold, plan, play, assess and reward, the Ultimate Resource Library has everything teachers need to take their students’ writing to their next level.
Sample Chatterbox Template to help generate ideas.
Plan and Assess with ease
Simple and clear alignment to the National Curriculum broken down into Steps and pointing directly to the relevant pages in the teaching manuals.
Curriculum Matrix Extract (Year 2)
Learn how the Seven Steps techniques relate to the various aspects of the NAPLAN assessment and how to improve students’ writing results.
Sample NAPLAN and Sizzling Starts PowerPoint
Seven Steps Assessment
Marking Guides that allow teachers to provide focused feedback and ensure consistency.
Track Your Success
Track, analyse and report on student progress with simple yet powerful spreadsheets.
Inspire Great Writing
Learn theories, share lessons and run activities designed by writers, literacy leaders and experts.
Real world writers, authors and creatives;
- Share their tips on amazing writing from personal experience
- Explore insights into the Seven Steps theory
- Answer your questions on writing, literacy and the Seven Steps.
Seven Steps creator Jen McVeity sits the 2017 NAP test for writing. In a series of short videos, Jen explains what she learned from the test, where she lost marks, and what strategies she would recommend for students tackling these tests in future.
A Step Above Blog
The Members’ Blog gives you exclusive ideas and inspiration from the Seven Steps team to help keep up the momentum in your classroom.
Having completed the Workshop and subsequently the Coaches Course, this writing program has changed the way I teach writing and I now see the evidence that it makes an enormous difference to the way my students write. Every teacher should be teaching writing this way. The online resources are great and continue to inspire my teaching.
– Rita Renwick, Key Literacy Teacher