A solid writing program is just one component of a balanced literacy environment, as detailed in the Comprehensive Literacy Instuction section.
The development of early writing skills is directly tied to concepts of print, letter-sound knowledge and more. As students become more proficient with early literacy concepts, they learn how to read and to write. As writing skills develop, there is a focus on advanced processes and strategies. These are introduced, reinforced and practiced in a scaffolded manner.