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  • Item #: 042781
    ISBN: 9781933339771
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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

     

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    ISBN: 9781888344127
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  • Item #: 066905
    ISBN: 9781601448880
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     Level 2 covers argumentative, narrative and informative/explanatory writing for grades 6-7.

  • Item #: 039554
    ISBN: 9780972873123
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    So Level One has been completed and the paragraph has been mastered. Next step? The essay. This course uses the 5-paragraph essay as the standard essay format. After a brief review of the material covered in Level One, students are introduced to the 5-paragraph model. From that point, additional components are learned in subsequent lessons which students will use to produce full classical form essays of the following types: historical figure, comparison, narrative, cause and effect, précis and abstract, deliberative, judicial, ceremonial, and response. As they master each of these different types, students will also learn how to construct various creative introductions and conclusions and ways to enliven their writing with figures of speech. The book includes teaching schedules in the appendix for twenty-four, thirty-six, or forty-eight week courses. The appendices also include evaluation forms and checklists for helping with revision and grading. Clear, with well-defined teaching points and examples, this is a comprehensive curriculum for mastering the essay. ~ Zach

  • 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 #: 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.
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    ISBN: 9781940282749
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    ISBN: 9781940282701
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    ISBN: 9781940282633
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    ISBN: 9781881940951
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    ISBN: 9789810732806
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  • 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.

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    ISBN: 9781933339733
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    ISBN: 9781940282657
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  • 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 #: 049755
    ISBN: 9781940282039
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  • 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 #: 010825
    ISBN: 9781585610440
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    Homeschool Kits contain a teacher's manual, a student workbook and an instructional/jingles CD.
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    ISBN: 9781585610457
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