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  • Item #: 037846
    ISBN: 9780936981130
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  • Item #: 004665
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    The Analytical Gramamr set includes a Student Workbook and Teacher Book. Please note that the set does not include any other materials, such as the Reinforcement and Review book, or the optional Companion DVD set.

  • Item #: 051449
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    Students learn to verify and clarify facts presented in expository texts by using a variety of consumer, workplace and public documents. Investigative Research paper elements are studied including finding sources for topic, gathering evidence to support a thesis and use of a rubric to evaluate thesis. Four styles of literature are studied: early American, Puritan, Southern Colonies and Middle Colonies. Practice continues in public speaking and multimedia presentation, as well as a study of narrative and persuasive essays. Students will also learn business communication, writing cover letters and resumes and understanding work place documents. Review of grammar usage and mechanics.

  • Item #: 035995
    ISBN: 9781623410957
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    Suppose your junior or senior high student has been through Level B or C of the Student Writing Intensive (SWI) seminar and has a good understanding of how to write a paragraph using topic and clincher sentences. He may even have a little bit of experience with essay writing but you feel he needs more instruction and practice with essays. This course is for you! Focusing specifically on the structure and content of essay writing, it's an extension and refinement of IEW's Unit VIII (on the formal essay). Utilizing a four-step teaching strategy which includes preliminary instruction, modeling, practice with help, and "on your own" work, this ten-week course by Lesha Myers takes the student step-by-step through the essay-writing process. Teaching units include thesis statements, essay organization, transitions, introductions, and conclusions and end with descriptive and persuasive essay practice. The course book includes student pages with instruction written directly to the student and teacher pages that include helps (grading and schedules) and unit by unit lesson plans.

  • Item #: 018547
    ISBN: 9781931492256
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  • Item #: 278291
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  • Item #: 020073
    ISBN: 9780030990045
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  • Item #: 054835
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    Covers picture study, dictation, instruction in different forms of creative and free writing, and a complete review in elementary and secondary grammar. Complete language arts curriculum for one academic year includes the U.S. Constitution as copywork and a study of the Bible and how it applies to everyday life. Download a PDF Sample
  • Item #: 016669
    ISBN: 9780984099030
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  • Item #: 013439
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    A follow-up to Intermediate Poetry and the last book in the poetry series. Chapter coverage includes foot/meter, stanza forms, figures of speech, and reading/understanding poetry. Optional reading selections include Sir Gawain & the Green Knight, Spenser's Faierie Queene, Dante's Inferno, and Milton's Paradise Lost as pre-lessons for each chapter. A wide variety of poetry selections are used throughout the lessons as models and examples. Although the lessons (2-5 per chapter) are clearly laid out and progress sequentially through the skill sets, writing assignments are advanced and include analysis exercises and essays, poetry imitations, paraphrasing, diagramming metaphors, and writing précis. 234 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 011655
    ISBN: 9780980030211
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    "Modeling Writing after Great Works of World Literature Vol. 1." If you're learning to write, why not learn from the best? It's a great concept that's well-implemented in this new writing offering by Jill J. Dixon, B.S. Ed., M.Ed. Focusing on descriptive writing, Jill has chosen some of the best literary passages as models, including excerpts from:

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Describing an Object)

    A Christmas Carol (Describing a Place)

    Robinson Crusoe (Describing a Character)

    Wind in the Willows (Writing a Dialogue)

    "Gift of the Magi" (Writing a Short Story)

    "Ants and the Grasshopper" and "Shepherd's Boy and the Wolf" (Writing a Fable)

    "Paul Revere's Ride (Writing Poetry - Ballad or Narrative)

    Each of these nine units is broken into ten 15-to-45-minute daily lessons - though Jill cautions not to progress too quickly if a child has not mastered a skill. Objectives for each day are asterisked and should be read by the teacher before beginning each unit. Since lessons are addressed directly to the student, the program will require minimal teacher time in actually completing each lesson. You will need to do some preparatory instruction, dictation (once per unit), and check work completed. Each unit begins with an excerpt from a "classic", includes a good amount of grammar (parts of speech) instruction, some mechanics, has the student find another good example of the genre being studied (and doing some comparative / grammatical analysis), and culminates with student writing and proofreading. Every unit also includes a dictation exercise from the included (or another) classic excerpt. The student is then to check his result against the written copy. Units are systematic, instruction is clear, and the whole course is well-organized and ready to pick up and go. Jill has included several helps and references also, in the back of the volume. The first is a sheet on "The Characteristics that Make the Best Writing The Best". This is used as the basis for discussion of supplied and found excerpts. A proofreading checklist is included to encourage and help with self-editing. For the parent is a helpful sheet on grading criteria. My only dispute with this is the point (out of five) given for having a "topic sentence at the beginning and a concluding sentence at the end of each paragraph". Just skimming the excerpts included confirm much "great" writing is not "formula" writing. I agree that a beginning writer may need to start out this way - but it makes for boring writing if you insist each paragraph be structured so. Additional Literary Passages for Modeling Writing are included and listed by genre so that you can continue or reuse these lessons again and again with different literature, if desired. For the teacher and student is a How to Write Guide that takes you through the steps for each type of writing. And, lastly, a key to the parts of speech exercises in included for you. All in all, there is a fair amount of grammar and mechanics instruction included in this volume in the context of writing and proofreading, though the author suggests supplementing with Easy Grammar, Daily Grams, Editor in Chief or Great Editing Adventures if you feel you need more specific or intensive instruction. Other recommended materials are a dictionary and thesaurus for each student. A writing or grammar handbook would also be helpful - especially if your skills are a little rusty. Permission to reproduce is given for the excerpts and the proofreading checklist. These are the only consumable components, and each student will need his own. All in all, this program looks like a well-organized, easy to use, effective writing program that I'm personally eager to try!

  • Item #: 020040
    ISBN: 9780030990038
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  • Item #: 043894
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  • Item #: 052324
    ISBN: 9780133202717
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  • Item #: 005185
    ISBN: 9781888344073
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    Recommended with grades 7 and up if continuing in the program, or 12th grade if just beginning.

  • Item #: 019034
    ISBN: 9780980030228
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    This second volume follows the same thorough format as the original but has some enhancements as well. It has a larger answer key and contains proofreading checklists for each genre. Eight separate units cover twelve writing categories, with examples from great writers:

  • Emily Dickinson (Writing Free Verse Poetry)
  • Helen Keller (Writing a Business Letter)
  • Thomas Paine (Persuasive Essay)
  • Francis Bacon (Expository Essay)
  • Edgar Allan Poe of Hawthorne's Twice Told Tales (Literary Critique)
  • William Howells of Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Book Review)
  • Ernest Hemingway (Newspaper Article)
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero (Writing a Speech)
  • William Shakespeare (Writing a Dramatic Monologue)
  • Other Examples of Taking Notes, Writing Outlines, and Writing Summaries
  • Daily steps, which are concise, clear, and follow the same general format as the first volume, teach students how to write in these genres and how to become proficient in proofreading and literary analysis. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 054834
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    Covers picture study, dictation, instruction in different forms of creative and free writing, and a complete review in elementary and secondary grammar. Complete language arts curriculum for one academic year includes the U.S. Constitution as copywork and a study of the Bible and how it applies to everyday life.

  • Item #: 003115
    ISBN: 9781615388493
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  • Item #: 005184
    ISBN: 9781888344066
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    Recommended with grades 6 and up if continuing in the program, or 11th grade if just beginning.

  • Item #: 012157
    ISBN: 9780890519936
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    A very rigorous and complete 1-year course in grammar (parts of speech, word functions, punctuation, sentence structure and patterns).  Now reprinted by Master Books, each lesson features plenty of white space and the front of the book contains a “Suggested Daily Schedule” with assignments listed for five days per week. Lessons are 1-2 pages of reading followed by 1-2 pages of exericises for practice. Fifteen tests are also provided, with an A and B form for each in case any tests need to be retaken. These are scheduled throughout the year, though not at regular intervals. Although designed to be self-instructional, particularly when used with the DVD (as is assumed in the schedule), some teacher help may be required.  This book would be an excellent follow-up to Easy Grammar or Journey to Grammar Land, as it covers grammar at a college level!  Answer keys to exercises and tests are found in the back of the book. Perfect-bound, 3-hole punched with perforated pages. Reproducible for one family or a small class (10 students or less).

  • Item #: 016662
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  • Item #: 035996
    ISBN: 9781623412708
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    College-bound high school students are expected to write essays. Of the many, there are two (maybe three) essays that are "once-in-a-lifetime" experiences the ACT and/or SAT essay and the college entrance essay. These are very specific types of writing tasks and are quite different from a typical subject area essay and different from one another. One is a timed response to a prompt. It must be completed quickly and coherently. On the other hand, you can take as much time as you want writing the other. It must be as close to perfect as possible. You can prepare for both of these writing experiences. This video seminar from the Institute for Excellence in Writing and presented by Andrew Pudewa is a five DVD set two that cover/review general strategies for essay writing, one each for understanding and preparing for the New ACT Essay and the Redesigned SAT Essay, and, lastly, one covering strategies for the "personal essay."
    General strategies (Parts 1a and 1b) cover types of essays, possible ways to organize body paragraphs as well as possible essay structures, practice in the five canons of classical rhetoric, and stylistic elements. The TRIAC (topic, restriction, illustrations, analysis, clincher) outline is reviewed and practiced.
    The new ACT essay and the redesigned SAT essay have significant differences. The ACT essay is a prompt essay while the redesigned SAT essay is optional and is based on a source text. Parts 2 and 3 of this video seminar series provide techniques for producing quality essays in each of these situations in addition to thoroughly understanding what to expect and what is expected.
    Part 4 examines the personal essay, providing sample essay prompts/questions and typical questions including those that might be specific to Christian colleges as well as some wildcard questions.
    As expected, the most important preparation activity for these types of essays is to write a lot. Students are encouraged to complete one or more essays as a final practice assignment. Utilizing the strategies presented in this seminar and building in opportunities for many practice essays, you will make the best use of your preparation time.
    The HSEI Course includes a set of five DVDs and a course handout as well as an access code for the online streaming version of the seminar. The Handout (available as a separate purchase item as well) is the Portable Walls for the Essayist (a handy set-up-on-your-desk reference for everything pertaining to writing quality essays) plus extensive note-taking material from the seminar. Copyright 2017. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 054348
    ISBN: 9780133202533
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  • Item #: 043544
    ISBN: 9781594760938
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  • Item #: 051676
    ISBN: 9781615381784
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    The Student Book provides space to complete most assignments (although some final drafts are to be completed on separate paper). Lessons examine the components of narratives and teach the student to produce variations and paraphrases. The goal is to learn to identify and use the six necessary elements of good narrative. 118 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 039554
    ISBN: 9780972873123
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    So Level One has been completed and the paragraph has been mastered. Next step? The essay. This course uses the 5-paragraph essay as the standard essay format. After a brief review of the material covered in Level One, students are introduced to the 5-paragraph model. From that point, additional components are learned in subsequent lessons which students will use to produce full classical form essays of the following types: historical figure, comparison, narrative, cause and effect, précis and abstract, deliberative, judicial, ceremonial, and response. As they master each of these different types, students will also learn how to construct various creative introductions and conclusions and ways to enliven their writing with figures of speech. The book includes teaching schedules in the appendix for twenty-four, thirty-six, or forty-eight week courses. The appendices also include evaluation forms and checklists for helping with revision and grading. Clear, with well-defined teaching points and examples, this is a comprehensive curriculum for mastering the essay. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 018272
    ISBN: 9780984010851
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  • Item #: 016255
    ISBN: 9781883934040
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    Advice for becoming an effective communicator with the written word might be "Work hard" or it might be "Practice a lot" or it could be "Have fun as you learn new skills and be encouraged as you work at your own pace to put these new skills into practice". Doesn't that last piece of advice make learning how to write sound a lot more attractive than the first two? It can be that way. For some, learning to write just takes longer and requires a little more effort. That is the beauty about writing courses such as this one. The Write Stuff Adventure is extremely flexible; students can begin learning at any time during the school year, and teachers can select any of the units that are best suited for the skill level of the student. Of course, it can work in a more regimented style as well, because it progresses from the simple to the complex over the six sections in the book. This curriculum covers the whole spectrum of writing, beginning with the basics in section one, entitled "Simple Things", and teaching a multitude of writing styles as progress is made through the next five sections. These include: letter writing to relatives, instruction lists, speeches, letters to the editor, essay writing, interviewing, news stories, feature stories, photojournalism, short stories and much, much more. At the beginning, a lot of emphasis is placed on positive encouragement rather than being picky about spelling mistakes and the like. Mastery of spelling and grammar will come; in the early stages, however, writing should be an enjoyable experience, not something to discourage the young writers. The writing assignments do become more difficult as you advance through the six sections, but again, the versatility of this curriculum allows it to be spread over several years. And don't worry about getting discouraged as the teacher, either. The lessons are well laid out, easy to follow and understand, and all have notes for the teacher. Lessons begin with an explanation of the assignment, and often, they include an example to illustrate the assignment. A marvelous course in writing aimed at producing effective communicators in any career field. ~ Zach