PLATO Essential Writing Process and Practice teaches strategies and grammar skills that are commonly taught in the third and fourth grades, but uses methods that are appropriate for older learners. It contains approximately 26 hours of instruction delivered through writing and grammar practice courses. The curriculum is designed to standards and guidelines set by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL). The company says the product works to improve student writing “by teaching students to value writing as a ‘real-world’ communicative activity and by emphasizing writing as a process, not a product.” Top-end pricing on PLATO Essential Writing Process and Practice and PLATO Fundamental Writing Process and Practice is $300 per classroom license. Volume and multiple course discounts are available.