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  • Item #: 013644
    ISBN: 9781933339443
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  • Item #: 013488
    ISBN: 9780890519929
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    If you are looking to develop your expository writing skills, check out thisworkbook. Expository writing exposes, puts forth, explains, reveals, orexhibits in detail about something. This style of writing is perfect to usewhen you want to inform, clarify, or persuade. Honestly, this style of writingis what your child needs to learn for college! It falls perfectly in line withwhat my college professors wanted. Luckily, I had learned this style of writingduring my high school years, so I was well prepared. You'll want to prepareyour child in the same way.

    This book falls naturally into seven sections. You would be hard-pressed totry and do all the sections in one year, as there is so much to cover and thewriting and research process takes time. (Remember, college professors oftengive students a whole semester to work on one very detailed and in-depthpaper.) Section one works on single paragraph formats. Then in section twoyou'll work on the elements of the five paragraph essay and different formatsyou can use. Book reports put the five paragraph formats to use in sectionthree. Section four works on business writing, such as: business letters,letters of complaint, cover letters, political letters, and resume writing. Insection five, you'll work on the principle of condensation as you learn how towrite in various lengths as you reduce, abridge, abbreviate, shorten, cut,compress, compact, or distill your work! Now you are ready to compose a majorpaper and all its components (title page, endnotes, appendix, bibliography,etc), as outlined in section six. Section seven contains all the check sheetsand forms, tests, answer keys, and sample week-by-week schedules to help youorganize deadlines for the longer, more detailed papers.

    This workbook is very straightforward in its presentation of this writingstyle, but it is very clear, concise, and helpful. If my recommendation isn'tenough, then maybe you'd be interested to know that this is also one of CathyDuffy's 100 Top Picks. 160 pgs, pb. - elise

    Writing (9-12)

  • Item #: 047996
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    This is transitioning to a 2nd edition DVD. According to the new publisher, the 1st and 2nd edition DVD content is the same. The only difference is the packaging. 

  • Item #: 002919
    ISBN: 9780838825655
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    ISBN: 9781929683352
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  • Item #: 003767
    ISBN: 9781929683543
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    This is the junior version of the Wordsmith program. Grades 4-6 are an ideal time to teach your kids the "tools" of writing. Of course, at that age, if it isn't fun, kids don't want to learn. Wordsmith does a great job of introducing vital writing skills in a fun and enthusiastic way. Throughout this workbook, students pretend to be writers for the local newspaper. Fun comics are interspersed throughout the book to "instruct" your child on the concept they are learning. The lessons will cover sentence review, paragraph writing, reporting, creative writing, and expressing opinions. These skills are covered in three different sections of the book. Part one introduces nouns, verbs, and basic sentence structure to your children. Some of the projects in this section have your child write an invitation, a thank you note, haiku poetry, and four-sentence captions - just to name a few. Part two focuses on modifiers and more complex sentences. Here your child will create some advertising, work on editing, and write a book review. Part three moves on to organizing sentences in a logical fashion and reporting skills. Some of the projects your child will do include writing sports stories, giving household hints, composing a news article, and creating a comics column. Detailed instructions are given at the beginning of every project to help them complete it independently. Answers are printed in the back to help you correct their work. This spiral-bound workbook has black-and-white text and illustrations. 85 pgs, pb.

  • 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.

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    ISBN: 9780669008951
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    ISBN: 9780669529951
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    Skills center on the ability to complete different types of sentences and designate the proper usage of nouns, pronouns, and verbs in those sentences. Students also learn about different types of writing, such as fairy tales, folk tales, fables, legends and myths. They will be introduced to the media and differences in facts and opinions as well as differing points of view. Homophones, homographs and compound words are the spelling focus. They will also master beginning research, writing and speaking skills.

  • Item #: 020808
    ISBN: 9780838826713
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    ISBN: 9780544129283
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    ISBN: 9780547353524
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    ISBN: 9781594760938
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    ISBN: 9780829428179
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  • Item #: 011119
    ISBN: 9780865301603
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    If you enjoyed If You're Trying to Teach Kids How to Write You've Gotta Have This Book, then you'll really appreciate authoress' Marjorie Franks taking her approach one step farther. She has joined her creative ideas with writing instruction and laid out actual, easy to teach lesson plans dealing with most every imaginable writing form. There are thirty lessons in this book. A motivating, high-interest activity begins each lesson to get things rolling. Then, the lessons direct the teacher to assist the student throughout the writing process - collecting and organizing ideas, writing a rough draft, critiquing and revising, practicing writing skills, and sharing the finished product. As the book states, the basic idea behind them is "students learn the writing process best through teacher-directed writing sessions." The book covers questions, reports, paragraphs, explanations, directions, conversations, character studies, various kinds of stories, news articles and headlines, invitations, posters, jokes, advertisements, diary entries, and poetry. Fun, well-written examples accompany the lessons. Cathy Duffy, in her Christian Home Educators Curriculum Manual says, "This is one of the best books for teaching writing because it effectively teaches skills in an enjoyable way and is easy for teachers to use." This book is also reproducible, making it an even better value. 127 pgs.

  • Item #: 002201
    ISBN: 9781580373876
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    This easy-to-use book covers a wide range of different writing styles, and little preparation time is required for the teacher. After a brief introduction to the teacher, several pages are dedicated to outlining the included writing projects so the teacher can quickly read about and understand what is required for each one. Six projects are outlined on each page, allowing the teacher to easily skim through and see which genre is being practiced, how long the project will take, what process the student will use, what size group works best (some are individual, but many encourage partners or even a small group in order to share, brainstorm, critique, etc.), and any materials needed (usually nothing, sometimes poster board or index cards or other common supplies). There are fifty-one writing projects in all, covering tons of different styles from song lyrics, biographies, fables, fairy tales, book reports, conversations, descriptions, and science fiction to onomatopoeia, settings, newspapers, conflicts, point of view, characters, and more. For the students, each project is clearly described on a single reproducible page (designed to be copied and handed out to each student) including an overview of the assignment, steps to follow, and some sample writing to get them started. Each of these pages also includes the NCTE standards being met through this project. The length of time needed varies by project, but if you work through the entire book it will easily take you through an entire school year. 60 pgs. – Melissa

  • Item #: 015545
    ISBN: 9780838826256
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  • Item #: 005182
    ISBN: 9781888344097
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    Use after Writing Strands 3. You might start here if your 6+ grader likes to write.

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    ISBN: 9780838826294
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    ISBN: 9780838826270
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  • Item #: 020436
    ISBN: 9781888344059
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    Maybe Dave Marks can't grade all our Writing Strands assignments, but his book will help. Common writing problems and how to fix them are discussed. The bulk of the book is devoted to reviewing assignments actually written by students, with commentary about the writing and what steps the teacher should take. How to correct problems like repeating words, "Dick and Jane" writing, ambiguity, tense errors, sentence fragments and run-ons, and a wide variety of other writing weaknesses are addressed. The book first shows a rough draft a student has written and then includes remarks the parent or teacher has made. Both the draft and the remarks are commented on so parents can see how best to evaluate all different types of writing. The book recommends that comments made on student writing be straightforward and to the point. Evaluation is provided for using Writing Strands 2 - 5 for grades 2 - 8, although this book could be used as a teacher resource regardless of the curriculum used. Now get that red pencil out! 96 pgs, pb.