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  • Item #: 066100
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  • Item #: 066101
    ISBN: 9780986325717
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  • Item #: 039357
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      Written for homeschoolers by Rebecca Celsor, The Write Foundation Level 1 Sentence to Paragraph curriculum is not flashy but is certainly deep and incorporates biblical content. Lessons give step-by-step teaching instruction which help you teach your student how to be an independent writer. Emphasis is placed on the writing process, writing structure, and word usage (basic grammar and figures of speech). This level quickly advances from writing descriptive sentences to writing creative and informative paragraphs by teaching how to use the fundamentals of brainstorming, outlining, drafting and editing. Originally these lessons were designed for those who struggle with or dislike writing but this program works well for all students.  This curriculum can easily be used with 1-2 students or in a co-op setting.

      The basic daily lesson format is organized into 3 main areas: sentence structure (practicing grammar, developing sentences, vocabulary and figures of speech); paragraph and essay writing; and poetry instruction (to build vocabulary, grammar, and figures of speech within writing instruction context). The course provides 30 lessons guiding the student from sentence writing to 2-paragraph writings. Two schedules (5-day or 10-day per lesson options, from 30 min to 1.5 hours daily) complete the course in either one or two years.


      The teacher and students are equally engaged in the step-by-step process. All information needed to present each lesson is provided in the spiral teacher instruction manuals which include teaching instructions and Teacher Presentations (TP) which are examples and suggestions to help present the lessons. During the lesson, students discuss ideas with the teacher as the teacher models and highlights items using the Teacher Presentation (TP) information and student input while students copy and highlight on worksheets. Students practice grammar skills through sentence and poetry writing practice and through parts of speech games. The course includes poetry writing as a method of mastering language skills. Literature reading is also strongly recommended. Students choose from a provided list of books with pre-assigned points from 4 to 24 (based on challenge level); students read a minimum of 48 points worth per semester. This system provides variety and encourages students to read frequently. A final recommended component is Mind Benders Book 3 (#003026) to be used to train students to think logically.

      The driving force of the course is contained in the two spiral-bound Teacher Instruction manuals. Teaching instructions and Teacher Presentation (TP) information of examples and suggestions needed to present the lessons, is provided in the spiral-bound Teacher Instruction manuals. The instructions and Teacher Presentation information (TP) in the lessons guide you step-by-step in the daily lessons and show examples and suggestions for the materials discussed. The teaching format is more of a traditional teacher-guiding-the-students format. You, the teacher, will guide the discussion about different writing skills: sentence writing, paragraph writing, and poetry writing. As the students brainstorm or suggest possible answers, you explain the lesson material visually by writing possible answers on a white board or paper while students copy onto the student worksheets. The program allows flexibility. Also, optional technology is provided in the Digital Additional Resources to present each lesson on the computer. The online TP files are interactive, allowing the teacher to type information directly onto the daily lesson's Teacher Presentation (TP) on the computer as the teacher and student discuss and the student copies onto the student worksheets (WS). This original “tech design” requires a computer with Adobe Reader. Internet and Adobe Reader are required to access the digital daily Teacher Presentation (TP) pages. Not techie? Don’t be dismayed! This element is not required or even necessary to teach the course in either a co-op or a typical home setting: good ol’ paper or white board will suffice. With purchase of this product, you'll receive access to the digital and interactive resources through the publisher, The Write Foundation. If you desire the digital full-page Teacher Presentation (TP) lesson materials for teaching using the computer, this material must be downloaded from the publisher. Information is included in the Printed Additional Resources on how to get the Digital Additional Resources. The instructions also give you good direction in grading. Grading rubrics are provided for all student assignments.  A thorough explanation of grading, rubrics for each of the 29 lessons, rubrics for poetry, and how to compile a final grade is provided. The course grade will consist of three portions: composition, poetry, and literature. However, the publisher states that other books could be substituted.

      With this writing curriculum you'll receive one (1) set of student worksheets, two spiral bound Teacher Instructions (Lessons 1-15 and Lessons 16-30), and some Printed Additional Resources. Consumable Student Worksheets (about 230 pages) for one student come printed on 3-hole punched paper to be stored in a 3-ring binder (not provided). More student worksheets may be purchased on TheWriteFoundation.org for multiple students. Directions to more educational games and grading rubrics are included in the Printed Additional Resources. Students will also need a thesaurus, dictionary and highlighters in 6 different colors (pink, blue, yellow, green, orange, and purple). A list of student materials is provided in the Printed Additional Resources. ~ Ruth

     

  • Item #: 066102
    ISBN: 9780986325700
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  • Item #: 028507
    ISBN: 9780838862773
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    This is a journal made specifically for journal writing. The book itself is ready to be written in, with the top 1/3 of every page blank and the bottom 2/3 of the pages lined. The inside front cover has a list of frequently misspelled words and the inside back cover is a place for students to create their own word list. Although a teaching guide was available at one time, at this time, only the student journal is available. The overall idea is to get students journaling as an aid in developing their literacy skills. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 066103
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  • Item #: 022338
    ISBN: 9780980100594
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    This program can be used for Levels A, B or C. 30 lessons are included in a spiral-bound book with ready-made lesson plans, Scripture used as a subject for writing, and multi-level checklists. Each lesson provides a specific objective, at least two translations of Scripture, an assignment with checklists, and a space for the final copy to be written or pasted into the book, which creates a portfolio of the year's work. Checklists are provided for the three different levels. Sample compositions are plentiful, as well as vocabulary development and review exercises to strengthen understanding of stylistic techniques. The story of Noah forms the core of the first two units. Unit 3 focuses on sequencing and sources include the miracle at Cana, the parable of the talents, the story of Jonah, the Good Samaritan, and the Prodigal Son. Unit 4 lessons have students read and summarize Paul on Charity, Jesus' Miracles, Christ's Last Words, along with stylistic exercises taken from Psalms. Custom pictures have been created for Unit 5 lessons (Esther, Daniel, Nativity, Paul's conversion), and Unit 6 uses the synoptic gospels to teach multiple reference summarizing. With Unit 7, a few creative writing opportunities are suggested, and Unit 8 continues the five paragraph model with essays on Job's suffering, Christ's condemnation by Pilate, and the duties of a Christian. Unit 9 presents an analysis of the books of Ruth and Jonah, as well as the story of David and Goliath.



  • Item #: 005181
    ISBN: 9781888344462
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    This level is mainly for the teacher. It is a fun and amusing collection of oral games and exercises to motivate and interest children in the use of language. Includes CD.

  • Item #: 029601
    ISBN: 9781933339610
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    Builds on the skills developed in Level 1 and includes using narrative summaries, two-level and three-level outlines, using the basics of documentation in almost everything written, combining forms of writing, writing fully-formed essays, using intensified adjectives and metaphors, writing more involved stories, comparing poems, combining poetry analysis with biographical sketches, and completing several independent projects.
  • Item #: 013919
    ISBN: 9780894557927
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    If your child already has a basic understanding of analogies but still needs to work on the more complex aspects and needs practice, this book is for you. It contains 10 child-friendly lessons with examples that explain how to do the assigned worksheets. Each lesson comes with worksheets that get progressively harder to enhance skill development. The lessons in this book are entitled Seeing Relationships, Classifying Word Pairs, What is an Analogy? Clues to Reading Analogies, Classifying Analogies, Classification Analogies, Comparative Analogies, Descriptive Analogies, Completing Analogies, and Writing Analogies. The book also includes an Analogies Game to add some fun and assist in learning. ~ Rachel S.
  • Item #: 008535
    ISBN: 9781933339740
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    Reviews the skills developed in Levels 1 & 2. Covers independent cross-curricular compositions in the following subject areas: history (significance, cause/effect); literature (fiction, poetry, comparing fiction & poetry, research writing, literary criticism); and science (cause/effect, analysis/review) as well as movie review, place description, chronological narrative, and classic essay.

  • Item #: 049916
    ISBN: 9781623411367
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    Hmmm. I think you would call this series of DVD lectures "in-service training". Don't we need a certain number of credits each year? Oh, wait! I'm getting us homeschoolers confused with the other guys. Nevertheless, these are wonderful lectures. From Andrew Pudewa's description of the four arts of language (yes, just four, not the umpteen that we normally think of) – listening, speaking, reading, and writing – to Andrew Kern's lost tools of writing, these lectures are inspiring; they're insightful; and they're practical. The Christian, classical home educator will find herself recommitted to the development of strong language skills in her children as well as better able to facilitate that development. The three DVD set provides five lectures plus a question and answer period with both Andrews. Lectures: The Four Language Arts, The Five Paths to Great Writing, The Distinctives of Classical Rhetoric, Developing the Essayist, and Assessment. Handouts to the lectures can be downloaded from the IEW website. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 009145
    ISBN: 9780972873130
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    Subtitled "Mastering the Paragraph," this course teaches students how to write nine different types of paragraphs: descriptive, definition, narrative, process, compare/contrast, cause/effect, analogy, defending a position, and literary character analysis. As well as learning these different types of writing, students will also learn to evaluate paragraphs critically, the way teachers do. The text is set up to be a 36 week course, which includes cyclical lessons for the different styles of paragraph writing, a few introductory chapters on sentences, formal writing guidelines, the purpose of writing, writing process overviews, and a final test week. The book also lists outlines for a slower, two-year schedule and an accelerated schedule of 20 weeks.

    How is writing in each paragraph style taught? A three-week rotation begins with students constructing an assigned paragraph, progressing to researching and preparing notes for a timed-write session in the second week of class, and finally, correcting and editing the paragraph from week one. The lessons are clearly laid out, with plenty of examples to illustrate the type of writing being taught. The answer key/test booklet is extremely helpful to have, as it contains answers for all of the daily assignments, as well as quizzes and a final exam. Another bonus to the course is its author, Shari Barrett, with a wealth of experience in the subject area and in the homeschool realm, having taught her own children at home since the 1980s, and other chidren as well. She holds a degree in secondary education, a passion for writing, and a real desire to teach - now that's a great combination! ~ Zach

  • Item #: 054995
    ISBN: 9781937664824
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    Writing prompts are a good way to get a student writing without the pressure of coming up with an idea completely from scratch. If you have ever used Silly Starters, this has the same look. It is a set of picture cards, 3 sets in a row, with a spiral binding. You flip it open randomly and write about the 3 images you see. This makes for thousands of combinations! Black line images are cute and cartoony and include things like a birthday cake, farm, igloo, scarecrow, diamond ring, castle, etc. So if I open up to a ballerina, a birthday cake and a spaceship, those 3 things have to be in my writing that day. You can use these as daily free-writing journal assignments (very informal) or use them for things like spelling words or even to spice up a grammar lesson. You can let the kids choose the images to write about, or agree to flip them open without looking and write about the 3 images without any fuss! Fun stuff! Horizontal format, 9" x 3.5" ~ Sara

  • Item #: 050511
    ISBN: 9781935027140
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    WriteShop Junior, or Level D, continues the same incremental, step-by-step approach that has been such a success throughout the WriteShop program. It is designed for parents and children to use in close conjunction while focusing on 10 specific skills: letter of invitation, humor, adventure, science fiction, mystery, haiku, folktales, historical fiction, personal narrative, and expository writing. Level D also has handy scheduling options laid out for you to choose from, so you can determine whether a 3 week/lesson, 30 week plan or a 2 week/lesson, 20 week plan will fit better into your schooling. It is suggested that an 8 to 11 year-old student would begin with WriteShop Level D if they needed to learn to identify and use proper grammar and punctuation, how to choose strong words, brainstorming before writing, writing a paragraph, writing research-based articles, or self-editing and revision of his own work. This level can also be stretched into 6th and 7th grades if the students in those grade levels have no prior writing experience. The teacher's guide contains the schedules, materials and supplies lists, teaching tips for hands-on projects and the writing skills used throughout the book, the body of each lesson and instructions for all activities. The student's activity pack includes worksheets for use with each lesson and the Level 1 Fold-N-Go Grammar Pack for making 10 portable grammar and writing reference guides. Permission is granted for copying worksheet and Fold-N-Go pages for single-family use. – Zach

  • Item #: 028527
    ISBN: 9781931181396
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    With 1" ruled primary writing lines and a blank-top page every second page, this is the way to start your children on the road of journaling. The 64 pages should keep them going for a while, and the journal itself lays quite flat since it is 11" x 8.5" (landscape format). This makes it easier for younger children. Pb ~ Zach

  • Item #: 067723
    ISBN: 9781683440185
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     For a limited time, Master Books is making a downloadable file of the Writing Strands Teacher Companion available for free until the print version is published. Find more information at the Master Books site.

  • Item #: 050512
    ISBN: 9781935027126
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    WriteShop Junior, or Level D, continues the same incremental, step-by-step approach that has been such a success throughout the WriteShop program. It is designed for parents and children to use in close conjunction while focusing on 10 specific skills: letter of invitation, humor, adventure, science fiction, mystery, haiku, folktales, historical fiction, personal narrative, and expository writing. Level D also has handy scheduling options laid out for you to choose from, so you can determine whether a 3 week/lesson, 30 week plan or a 2 week/lesson, 20 week plan will fit better into your schooling. It is suggested that an 8 to 11 year-old student would begin with WriteShop Level D if they needed to learn to identify and use proper grammar and punctuation, how to choose strong words, brainstorming before writing, writing a paragraph, writing research-based articles, or self-editing and revision of his own work. This level can also be stretched into 6th and 7th grades if the students in those grade levels have no prior writing experience. The teacher's guide contains the schedules, materials and supplies lists, teaching tips for hands-on projects and the writing skills used throughout the book, the body of each lesson and instructions for all activities. The student's activity pack includes worksheets for use with each lesson and the Level 1 Fold-N-Go Grammar Pack for making 10 portable grammar and writing reference guides. Permission is granted for copying worksheet and Fold-N-Go pages for single-family use. – Zach

  • Item #: 003642
    ISBN: 9789810752569
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  • Item #: 033691
    ISBN: 9781569111819
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    This handy journal can be used for a variety of purposes. It includes 64 lined pages, with lines measuring 1/2". The inside covers include a definition of the parts of speech, a list of 100 often used words, and a list of 100 commonly misspelled words. It is paperback, and the cover is blue and decorated with colorful letters.

  • Item #: 054477
    ISBN: 9781931181419
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    Children love drawing, so why not include it in learning how to write? Each page of this journal includes a half-page blank space for a picture and 20 lines for writing—be it a story, report, or whatever else. The lines are nicely spaced for beginning writers, including a dashed middle line for lower-case letters and light upper line for capitals and tall letters. There are 24 pages, so there's enough space for 24 stories/pictures. Inside the front cover is a spot for your child's name, school name, and special notes; inside the back cover is a list of the states and their abbreviations and capital cities. –Chad

  • Item #: 031211
    ISBN: 9781585611744
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    Vocabulary Madness books are thin, consumable workbooks that provide word searches, word scrambles, and crosswords. Please note that word lists are not coordinated to the course vocabulary lists in this edition of Shurley English. A complete answer key is provided.

  • Item #: 036002
    ISBN: 9781623412197
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    Rarely has a book appealed more to me at first glance. Remaining uncluttered, the concept of "playing with words" is evident in the colorful, graphic font manipulations (lines of type that sway), the cute illustrations, and the lists wonderful, whimsical, but never wayward words. This is a book about choosing the right word when you write. I use the word "appealing" quite a bit, so I thought I would look through the lists in this book and find a new one. I quickly discovered that this little diction worktext did not include "appealing" in any of its lists (or at least not that I could find). That means that I could put it in a "my words" section on one of the list. Would it best go on the Cheerful Clown Fish page or the Exuberant Sea Otter page or perhaps under the Ways to Describe Appearance or the Ways of Speaking list?

    Confused yet? This not-quite-a-vocabulary program, not-quite-a-thesaurus – it's all about discovering just the right word to use when writing. It features structured word lists organized around Character Traits, Ways to Describe, and Ways to Move with a few miscellaneous lists thrown in for good measure. Each list contains nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs. Students are encouraged to playfully interact with these lists with the goal of acquiring quality word choices to incorporate into their writing. Using games and family activities to become familiar with the layout and content of the book, students can then use it independently as they endeavor to interject more definitive word selections into their compositions. Interspersed throughout the book are "Quotes to Inspire Your Writing" taken from classic literature as well as biblical quotes designed to underscore whatever topic is the focus of that page's lists.

    The suggested grade levels for this product indicate it should be used by emerging writers – those who need to find exactly the right word – as they practice their writing skills. Such a student might scan the Generous Manatee list looking for "ly" words (abundantly, bounteously, copiously), or strong adjectives (exorbitant, magnanimous, plenteous) or verbs (showered, bestowed) and feel quite empowered by the choices. However, I also think much younger children (upper elementary) could benefit from this book – becoming familiar with the lists, playing around with the words, etc. I can also easily imagine using this book myself as I seek alternatives to my overused word choices.

    At less than 100 pages, one might think this spiral-bound volume by Loranna Schwaeofer published by IEW is a bit pricey. Although it is reproducible for one homeschooling family or classroom, some of the colorful charm will be lost. Also, each student may want to personalize his own well-worn copy. The fact is, I know of nothing else quite like it – an opportunity to build one's vocabulary, a tool for strengthening one's ability to write with style, and a delightful immersion into the world of words. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 043237
    ISBN: 9781935027171
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  • Item #: 065126
    ISBN: 9781941082492
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  • Item #: 015766
    ISBN: 9781939966049
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     Each Student Book is considered a consumable worktext with plenty of space for the student to write daily lessons and you’ll want to have one per student. In all but the youngest level there is space in the back for the student to copy out the entire book passage by passage as part of daily assignments (lines with 1/2” spacing) as well as a chart for listing Hebrew and Greek words, their English equivalent and definitions. All levels (including the parent/teacher guide) have sets of perforated cardstock Bible memory cards (4” x 3”) provided in the back of the book. Four different Bible versions (KJV, NASB, NKJV, and ESV) are provided.

  • Item #: 032558
    ISBN: 9781623412661
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  • Item #: 034924
    ISBN: 9780894558450
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    Do you know the difference between deductive and inductive logic? Deductive means that your student must draw a conclusion based on what they know to be true, false or unknown. Inductive reasoning requires your student to determine, based on the evidence, what they know with certainty to be true or false as well as what could be true or false. They also have to determine when they simply do not have enough evidence to draw a conclusion. This sounds quite serious doesn't it? It's sooooo much fun! The Critical Thinking Company has a way of making fun challenges for kids in their workbooks. Here is a sample of one of the scenarios: (1)Every morning Carol feeds her dog Jakes at 7am. (2)By 7:10am, Jakes is done eating and wants to go outside to play. (3)Jakes spend exactly one half-hour outside before Carol lets him back in the house. (4)Twenty minutes later Carol leaves for school. There is a photo of a dog digging a hole near a fence and the caption reads, "Jakes enjoying his favorite activity." An information box reads: "Assume all the statements and facts in the puzzle are true. Write whether each sentence is True/False/Unknown. Then write the sentence number(s) and/or check the box that provides the best evidence for each T/F answer. There are then 5 statements that students have to make decisions about given the information they have. This is building their debate and reasoning skills. Think of how helpful this would be when it comes to writing an essay later on! You could use this in a co-op or classroom and have kids in teams defending their answers. Interesting discussions are sure to follow in any dynamic! Answers are in the back. 42pp, pb~ Sara