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  • Item #: 042779
    ISBN: 9781933339269
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  • Item #: 042781
    ISBN: 9781933339771
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    ISBN: 9781933339290
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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 #: 028255
    ISBN: 9781601448873
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     Level 1 covers narrative, opinion and explanatory writing for grades 3-5. 

  • Item #: 049829
    ISBN: 9781940282725
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  • Item #: 067869
    ISBN: 9781940282688
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  • Item #: 010849
    ISBN: 9781881940944
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  • 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 #: 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 #: 008514
    ISBN: 9781933339733
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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.
  • 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 #: 057223
    ISBN: 9789810732790
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  • Item #: 049754
    ISBN: 9781940282718
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  • Item #: 067867
    ISBN: 9781940282770
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  • Item #: 067871
    ISBN: 9781940282756
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  • Item #: 045788
    ISBN: 9781601448545
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     Level 1 works on compound predicates with direct objects; imperative and interrogative sentences; indirect object; adverbial nouns; interjections and direct address; intensifiers; linking verbs; predicate adjectives; appositives; correlative conjunctions; prepositional phrases; and compound sentences

  • Item #: 050489
    ISBN: 9781933339535
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  • Item #: 024577
    ISBN: 9780374524272
    Retail: $17.00
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    Teaching writing can be very rewarding, even if frustrating at times. The key is to find a program that teaches the useful skills of writing in a way that children will open up to and enjoy. If we ask the question, "What do children love?", one answer will always be, "Games, without a doubt, games!" So, why not try and incorporate games into the writing process? Here is a book that resulted from that. The five parts of this book are: first, activities designed to ease kindergarten and 1st graders into writing; second, slightly silly and not very long writing activities (this way it is more something to enjoy than to think of as an assignment); third, nine playful ways to improving spelling and handwriting, and to increase understanding of English grammar; fourth, activities that help children work on more sophisticated stories; and last of all, activities that involve longer writing projects, some of which will require a half hour or so of time. As the teacher, you can select whichever activities and games you feel would be best for your children, made easier because each game is graded and placed into one of the five areas above. 52 games in all. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 010824
    ISBN: 9781585610488
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    Homeschool Kits contain a teacher's manual, a student workbook and an instructional/jingles CD.
  • Item #: 064938
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  • Item #: 043237
    ISBN: 9781935027171
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    The Fold-N-Go Grammar Pack contains colorful papers that can be assembled to form 10 portable grammar and writing flipbooks which can be mounted inside a file folder.  Permission is granted for copying worksheet and Fold-N-Go pages for single-family use. 

  • Item #: 047098
    ISBN: 9781585611713
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    ISBN: 9781585610501
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    ISBN: 9781933339528
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  • Item #: 067725
    ISBN: 9781683440604
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     Designed for students who have completed Writing Strands Beginning 2 or are in grades 4 – 9, depending on skill level. Focuses on skills such as organization, description, and paragraphing. Students will understand that ideas in sentences are connected, and flow from one sentence to the next; list the main points in the summary of a story; understand that there is a voice which speaks to the reader; realize the structure of description, and start descriptions with general statements; use past tense, present tense, and future tense; and recognize a character’s physical positions and realize how position controls what characters know. Literature lessons include plot (sequence of events, cause/effect, character, driving forces, exposition, complication, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, putting it all together, and conflict among individuals, society, setting, and internally. 279 pgs. pb.

  • Item #: 003642
    ISBN: 9789810752569
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