All of the skills and strategies in Glencoe Literature: California Treasures are seamlessly integrated with and tied to the literature. This provides the necessary context that students need to learn, and more importantly, to retain what they learned. Throughout the book, scaffolded, spiral reviews of skills ensure ample coverage.
Writing instruction is integrated and frequent. It is taught with intense, direct instruction.
The assignments are high interest with motivating prompts, detailed rubrics, engaging and helpful group discussions, and writing frames.
Daily Writing activities appear throughout each unit to help students become accustomed to writing on demand.
Writing Workshops appear in each unit with activities to help students take a writing assignment and use the product as a basis for an extension project.
A variety of materials are available to teachers to support writing instruction, including transparencies with model papers and rubrics, tools for assessing writing, and blackline masters for student practice.