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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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  • Item #: 051450
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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: 9781594760938
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    ISBN: 9780829428179
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    ISBN: 9780829428223
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  • Item #: 027130
    ISBN: 9781118024317
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    Teaching children to write can be accomplished through many of the curricula in this catalog. But how do you encourage a passion for writing? All children are not created equal-what inspires one child may not excite the next. Yet all children are capable of great writing, and this book has been written to create a passion for writing in all elementary students.

    Based on the successful 826 system, this book provides 50 creative writing lessons that parents, teachers and tutors will find easy to implement in their classroom, homeschool room or co-op. The rigorous writing lessons are a compilation of successful lessons utilized in the 826 National Writing Centers and cover topics such as tragic love tales, writing for pets, make believe science, space exploration (meet an alien!), a fairy tale do-over, writing jokes and riddles, using picture prompts, create your own mad-libs, how to be a detective, create your own country, poetry and much more! The lessons will take 1 -2 hours to complete, are adaptable for multi-ages and contain all of the instructions and tips necessary for teaching success. Also included are evaluation rubrics, handouts and common core correlations for those seeking to meet CCSS. An excellent resource to bring fresh enthusiasm to your student's writing assignments. PB. 257 pgs. ~Deanne

  • 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

  • Item #: 000607
    ISBN: 9781684270866
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    So many students get burned out on writing before they've hardly begun, bogged down by complex grammar rules, inflexible formats, and uninteresting assignments. It shouldn't be that way. Writing should be an exciting subject, entered into as an adventure, for there are so many types of writing that every assignment can be enjoyable! This is the way that Gabriel Arquilevich, author of Writing for 100 Days, presents it. Predictably, the book contains 100 lessons, divided into four categories; composition, fiction, poetry, and writing in action. The lessons are short, flexible, and structured for use by the student alone, or for a teacher and student(s). The book kicks off with word usage and a review of punctuation. However, this is only brief review, and though exercises are given, supplemental practice would be helpful to keep those skills fresh. After the basics are reviewed, more punctuation, construction, tone, and style are covered in Composition. Fiction covers character creation, setting, plot, dialogue, and point of view. Poetry covers haiku, limericks, sonnet, free and blank verse, lyrics, and more. Writing in Action (the largest section) contains instruction on writing as part of daily life, such as business and personal letters, interviews, advertisements, reviews, columns, diaries, and greeting cards. The lessons, each covering a major facet of the big topic, are divided into two parts, the lesson and the writing. The introduction is clearly written, includes many examples, and is reader-friendly. Then the fun part - putting into action what you have just learned. The short assignments leave room for lots of creativity.

    We are encouraged, no, told to learn from our mistakes as we write our pieces, and how to recognize familiar pitfalls. Yes, an important step of many of the assignments is to purposely write our piece exhibiting the featured foibles! In a lesson on wordiness, we're told to write a half-page description of an event, adding as much wordiness as possible. In a lesson on fragments and run-on sentences, we have to write a story - a one-page story with one sentence. Or, write a description of an unknown planet, with a catch - use no similes or metaphors. This not only makes errors much more noticeable, but also relays to us the importance of grammatical tools and variety in writing. (Oh, by the way, after you write your piece with the errors, you do go back and fix it.) At the end of each unit, you use all the components you've practiced to write your big composition, fictional story, sestina, and journalistic works.

    For extra fun, several games are featured at the end of the book. Answers to the review questionaire also included. This is truly a "breath of fresh air" for any student, but especially to one who is having a hard time really enjoying the art of writing. 103 pages, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 042779
    ISBN: 9781933339269
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    ISBN: 9781933339290
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  • Item #: 026340
    ISBN: 9780838860434
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    It's a spelling dictionary young writers expand upon as they learn new words. The entry for each letter starts off with a list of words and is followed by a number of empty columns (3 pages of columns is the most for any one letter) where students can write other words they want to be able to reference in the future. Columns are also included for listing colors, family, friends, classmates, and pets; and some other lists provided are days of the week, months of the year, contractions, numbers, and ordinals. A Teacher's Guide is also available, which shows teachers or parents how to get the most out of the student book. Detailed teaching suggestions are given, along with ten blackline master activity sheets and a progress tracker to assess the improvement students are making. ~ Zach
  • Item #: 050488
    ISBN: 9781933339528
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  • 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.