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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.

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    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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    ISBN: 9780829428223
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  • Item #: 044441
    ISBN: 9781557996084
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    This reproducible Evan-Moor workbook is packed with activities that provide students with practice writing narrative, descriptive, how to, and compare and contrast paragraphs. Part One details the different parts of a paragraph and helps students write and identify topic sentences, main ideas, and supporting details. Part Two gives students actual practice with writing the four different kinds of paragraphs. It includes activities like filling in blanks to make complete paragraphs, finishing sentences in paragraphs, and writing paragraphs from scratch, all with useful prompts and topics that students will find fun and personal. Part Three focuses on teaching students to plan out paragraphs by using a web diagram. Part Four teaches how to write a paragraph using an outline. Part Five includes reproducible sentence strips and picture cards to be used in a "Paragraph Writing Center" where students put sentences in the order that makes the most sense, use picture prompts to write paragraphs, and use open-ended topic sentences as paragraph starters. The final section of the book provides forms for students to practice writing paragraphs in science, social studies, and math. With fun topics, lots of practice, and a focus on trait-based writing, this workbook is a great supplement to any writing program. Additional useful contents include teacher and student checklists and eight transparencies for use with a few of the activities. 80 perforated pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

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    ISBN: 9780838826256
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  • Item #: 003786
    ISBN: 9781888344103
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    You'll probably begin here if your student is in grades 3-7 and just starting the program.

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    ISBN: 9780838826294
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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.

  • Item #: 019933
    ISBN: 9781888344028
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    Teaches high school seniors expository writing through 13 varied exercises. It focuses on teaching the academic papers that colleges require. Activities include using all the facilities in a library and arranging a mass of information, writing various argument essays, writing a compare/contrast essay, supporting hypothesizes, reaction papers, biased papers, propaganda, term papers, reviews on magazines, and more. The exercise format varies depending on the type of writing but generally takes writers through steps they need to take to develop strong papers. Pitfalls to avoid, organization, where to get information, writing styles, and more are covered. A good portion of the book is composed of examples of finished papers following the same outline the book describes. By comparing their own writing to that in the book, students can see how and where they need to improve. Appendix includes explanations of the expository writing process, a section on the SAT II writing test, essay prompts, and how to avoid writing problems. By Dave Marks, author of Writing Strands. 146 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 005183
    ISBN: 9781888344080
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    Recommended for grades 5+ if continuing in the Writing Strands program, or grades 9-10 if just beginning.