A balanced writing framework that can be used at all early stages of writing and is easily used with the common core or state standards and adaptable for any writing curriculum. It is easy to differentiate for each individual child and is exciting and fun for all students. It includes monthly journal covers, special writing papers, and directions for how to increase a child's beginning writing skills. There are editing ideas for each stage of writing and directions on how to set up journals, little books, and even pop-up books. It is tried and true.