The best way to engage less confident readers and writers is to give them something powerful to think about. The Discourse and Writing Cycle explores writing as a means to focus student thinking, fuel deeper learning, and build complex understanding in English, social studies, math, and science. This field-tested approach is designed for use in grades 4-12. This book explores the three interrelated sequences of the cycle the Discourse Sequence, the Transition to Writing Sequence, and the Writing Sequence and includes classroom examples and sample lesson plans from across the content areas. The cycle will inspire you as a teacher and help you to inspire your students to write with confidence and competence.