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  • Item #: 002920
    ISBN: 9780838825662
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  • Item #: 024858
    ISBN: 9781878383761
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    Definitions, rules and examples on types of writing, tools, organization, research, prewriting, taking notes, citing sources, and more.

  • Item #: 040321
    ISBN: 9781419034121
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  • Item #: 028507
    ISBN: 9780838862773
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    This is a journal made specifically for journal writing. The book itself is ready to be written in, with the top 1/3 of every page blank and the bottom 2/3 of the pages lined. The inside front cover has a list of frequently misspelled words and the inside back cover is a place for students to create their own word list. Although a teaching guide was available at one time, at this time, only the student journal is available. The overall idea is to get students journaling as an aid in developing their literacy skills. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 002576
    ISBN: 9781878383167
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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 #: 002919
    ISBN: 9780838825655
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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 #: 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 #: 029598
    ISBN: 9781933339603
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  • Item #: 070286
    ISBN: 9781411404809
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    Student lessons and assignments focus upon writing longer or more complex sentences, simple personal stories and friendly letters, descriptive paragraphs, and how-to paragraphs.

  • Item #: 001831
    ISBN: 9781888344127
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  • Item #: 040320
    ISBN: 9781419034114
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  • Item #: 040325
    ISBN: 9781419039041
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  • Item #: 040326
    ISBN: 9781419099007
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  • Item #: 031570
    ISBN: 9780544268463
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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.

  • Item #: 024798
    ISBN: 9780838825617
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  • Item #: 024797
    ISBN: 9780838820490
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  • Item #: 049916
    ISBN: 9781623411367
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    Hmmm. I think you would call this series of DVD lectures "in-service training". Don't we need a certain number of credits each year? Oh, wait! I'm getting us homeschoolers confused with the other guys. Nevertheless, these are wonderful lectures. From Andrew Pudewa's description of the four arts of language (yes, just four, not the umpteen that we normally think of) – listening, speaking, reading, and writing – to Andrew Kern's lost tools of writing, these lectures are inspiring; they're insightful; and they're practical. The Christian, classical home educator will find herself recommitted to the development of strong language skills in her children as well as better able to facilitate that development. The three DVD set provides five lectures plus a question and answer period with both Andrews. Lectures: The Four Language Arts, The Five Paths to Great Writing, The Distinctives of Classical Rhetoric, Developing the Essayist, and Assessment. Handouts to the lectures can be downloaded from the IEW website. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 022294
    ISBN: 9780739865057
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  • Item #: 015547
    ISBN: 9780838826270
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  • Item #: 012457
    ISBN: 9780838820520
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  • Item #: 047504
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  • Item #: 068015
    ISBN: 9781420680119
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  • Item #: 026996
    ISBN: 9780742419520
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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 #: 041076
    ISBN: 9781435461086
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    Preparing a quality research paper requires the "marriage" of both reading and organizational skills. Written as an at-home companion for students, this guide maintains that the best way to improve a student's writing is to strengthen these skills. Breaking the actual task of research writing down into manageable chunks, coverage is thorough and readable (short sections with bullet points) and written directly to the student with a touch of humor and a solid dose of reality. From preparing a workable time schedule to library and internet research to endnotes and parenthetical notes to the nitty-gritty of reworking your paper, the bases are all covered; and then, just for good measure, how to adapt these skills to oral presentations and essay tests. The author (study skills "guru," Roy Fry) has a strong appreciation of the value of internet research and computer skills in general along with good suggestions for mastering them. A quick chapter at the close of the book addresses the special challenges that students with ADD face as they tackle research writing along with some practical tips and suggestions. 130 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 057224
    ISBN: 9789810732806
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  • Item #: 003859
    ISBN: 9780769652825
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