The Writing to Respond (WTR) process has been the hub of Buddinwriters and its success. WTR had been in use in the classroom for two semesters when it was shared with other classes within the same department. By the end of the third semester it spread to other departments. Once the school realized that the process supported the effective use of the varied Scholastic magazines that the school subscribed to, the process became a school-wide initiative used along with Silent Sustained Reading across all subject areas consistently.
By the end of its third year the students and school had experienced visible success.
Students who utilized the Writing to Respond (WTR) process for three consecutive years displayed the following results in comparison to students who had never encountered the process or who encountered the process for one semester.