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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 #: 029598
    ISBN: 9781933339603
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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 #: 044441
    ISBN: 9781557996084
    Retail: $16.99
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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 #: 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 #: 000607
    ISBN: 9781684270866
    Retail: $35.00
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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 #: 067724
    ISBN: 9781683440192
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    Designed for grades 3-7 as a one-year course. Focuses on foundational skills, written exercises, and the overall writing process. Students will learn how to effectively master using sentences and writing paragraphs, main/supporting ideas, point of view, the process of rewriting, and creating characters; apply the skill of planning and writing a short story; organize objects so their placement can be understood; understand that all people do not see the same things in the same ways; and demonstrate the ability to connect complicated sentences to make a story. Literature lessons include discerning setting from a Biblical passage; identifying cultural aspects of literature, and how this can help in better understanding biblical passages; explaining how to search for setting clues, the setting and mood of a story, symbolism, and illustrating how one can use setting clues to understand characters and their actions. 267 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 067723
    ISBN: 9781683440185
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    Designed for grades 2 – 3 as a one-year course. Students will learn basic principles of reading and writing, including spelling and structure; demonstrate the meaning and usage of adjectives, nouns, pronouns, and commas; and assess learning through a writing skills mastery list utilized throughout the courses. Literature lessons include main idea, characters, character’s actions, character appearances, developed characters, protagonist/antagonist, cause/effect, foils, personification, drawing conclusions, physical appearance, character motivation, character consistency, and character comparisons. 231 pgs, pb.

    For a limited time, Master Books is making a downloadable file of the Writing Strands Teacher Companion available for free until the print version is published. Find more information at the Master Books site.

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

  • Item #: 067721
    ISBN: 9781683440628
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    Designed for students who have completed Writing Strands Intermediate 2 or who are in grades 9 or 10. Focuses on advanced skills such as persuasive writing, reports, and developing characters. Students will recognize the three points of view writers use, describe what has been seen over a period of days and writing reports; understand the organization of an explanatory exposition; and develop effective characters and conflict in creative writing. Literature lessons include identifying common literary devices in the Bible; understanding why literary devices are used (allusion, imagery, symbolism, personification, metaphor, simile, metonymy, synecdoche, puns/wordplay, irony, hyperbole, sonic devices/meter, parallelism, anaphora, repetition, and polysyndeton). 318 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 038872
    ISBN: 9781681472423
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       Bright white paper is 2-sided with a few of each letter in shading for your student to trace. Kids write 3 lines of upper case and 3 lines of lower case letters per page. A red dot shows where to begin and arrows direct their strokes with a 1, 2, 3 as needed. If you don’t want the newsprint paper for handwriting practice, this is a nice option with pretty, bright blue lines. Horizontal format (landscape) with 6 lines per page (dotted half lines.) 32 tear-off sheets, 7/8” ruled paper.

  • Item #: 024011
    ISBN: 9781933241043
    Retail: $7.95
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    For children who can recognize and write short rhyming words and phrases. Familiar words are grouped by similar vowel and consonant combinations (like blue, plane, and flag). By saying and tracing these words, children can learn vocabulary and understand the connection between consonant and vowel pairings and their sounds.

  • Item #: 002920
    ISBN: 9780838825662
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  • Item #: 072590
    ISBN: 9780545850407
    Retail: $11.99
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  • Item #: 070286
    ISBN: 9781411404809
    Retail: $6.95
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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 #: 068015
    ISBN: 9781420680119
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  • Item #: 067726
    ISBN: 9781683440611
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    Designed for students who have completed Writing Strands Intermediate 1 or are in grades 5 – 9, depending on skill level. Focuses on skills such as organization, narration, and argumentation. Students will identify and create attitudes in narrative voice; recognize the points of an argument and writing a successful argument; develop a narrative voice for fiction writing; punctuate dialogue and create speech patterns for characters; organize a description by seeing objects as groups of parts; and write concise, insightful business letters. Literature lessons include basic literary elements, themes, genres, point of view (limited, objective, omniscient, third person, first person, tense, participant, observer, plural/singular, and second person), dialogue, tone, foreshadowing, and mood. 284 pgs, pb.

  • 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 #: 067722
    ISBN: 9781683440635
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     Designed for students who have completed Writing Strands Advanced 1 or who are in grades 9 or 10. Focuses on advanced skills such as research and writing, scientific reports, effective argumentation, and developing point of view. Literature lessons include Pilgrim’s Progress book study (genre, characters, setting, theme, plot, dialogue, point of view, imagery, metaphor, simile, tone, mood, interactions, and symbolism); writing a literary analysis essay; and writing your own allegory. 333 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 060500
    ISBN: 9781411434486
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  • Item #: 059654
    Retail: $36.95
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    The author of Daily Grammar Practice brings us this elementary composition program that balances structure and individualization. The program's distinctive feature is the Burnette Writing Process, which implements two key components (focus and reflection) to strengthen students' writing. In each assignment, the teacher guides the student to focus and then reflect on specific writing skills. Assignments vary based on the student's writing level: each of the 36 writing tasks includes a separate assignment for three different writing levels: A, B, and C. Level A writers are beginner writers; B writers have mastered some of the process, but need practice; and C writers have mastered more skills, but need to strengthen their abilities.

    Focus enables the writer to improve a few skills at a time. Each assignment includes a maximum of 6 focus skills (for Level C students); the author recommends choosing two to three skills for Level A and three to four for Level B. Students hone their abilities on more specific skills within the broader categories of content, organization, style, conventions, and format. Reflection requires students to think about their writing, to understand their thought process as they write and, through rubrics, evaluate their ability to complete the focus tasks.

    The guide's first portion introduces methodology, elaborates on each lesson's skills and explains focus skills and rubrics. The last portion includes sample poetry, graphic organizers and rubrics. In between, the majority of the guide details the 36 different writing tasks and accompanying assignments. Each assignment explains the goal, the intended audience, writing form and procedure, and suggested focus skills. The different composition tasks encompass descriptive, expository, analytical and creative writing, and use such forms as letters, narration, comparison and contrast, persuasive, play writing and fantasy.

    Use with one student as he/she works through multiple skill levels or simultaneously for multiple ages. In writing, self-evaluation is a difficult but necessary skill, and this text allows the teacher to guide students to becoming stronger and more self-aware writers. 8.5" x 11", copyright pages are reproducible for single classroom, spiral bound, 153pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 047827
    ISBN: 9780545110020
    Retail: $25.99
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    This book used to be sold as four separate workbooks – Expository Writing, Descriptive Writing, Narrative Writing, and Persuasive Writing. Well, those are now combined into a single volume – creating a book of ready-to-use lessons that will help students strengthen their writing. The book features a step-by-step approach, building skill upon skill. Written to the teacher, the book is laid out in a series of two-page activities: one lesson page to teach from followed by a reproducible, consumable workbook page for students to complete. The four sections of the book focus on developing the skills necessary to enhance that style of writing.

  • Narrative: students are taught how to write narratives about their own experiences, about other people and about literature. This culminates in learning to write a story.
  • Descriptive: teaches the different elements of descriptive writing. Concepts/skills students will learn along the way include: exploring sensory imagery, choosing the best word that works (contrasting, metaphor and simile, personification), and organizing descriptive paragraphs.
  • Expository: this section is broken into four parts – main idea, purpose, audience, and presentation. There are plenty of graphic organizers in this section to help with organizing and using ideas.
  • Persuasive: students will learn the elements of persuasion, analyze the techniques and come to understand the different purposes for persuading. Some types of persuasive writing that are focused on are book reviews, editorials, and persuasive essays (to name just a few).
  • Each of these sections also contains chapters titled "On Your Own" and "Rate Yourself." The first provides activities for students to practice applying their skills in an imaginative way, and the second is a self-assessment for students. The descriptive, narrative, and persuasive sections each have two composition activities to help students strengthen their writing. There are no answers included, as it is intended that the teacher would have a lot of interaction with each student and their work. – Zach

  • Item #: 031570
    ISBN: 9780544268463
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  • Item #: 024722
    ISBN: 9781452109039
    Retail: $14.95
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    This clever little book is a journal, doodle pad and sketch book all in one. Half the book is full of writing prompts and the other half is full of drawing prompts. One cover says I Like to Write. Flip it over and the other cover says I Like to Draw. The book is colorful with simple, sketch-like illustrations. You may see a paint palette to fill in, with a task at the bottom like I see you are a painter. The paint is all over your studio! Your job is to fill in the colors on the palette. On the writing side, you may see 2 champagne glasses with bubbles. Your prompt reads: A toast is the perfect time to share love and gratitude. Whether you are raising your glass of apple juice or toasting a pair of champagne flutes, practice your skills. Write down several toasts to use in a pinch. All will cheer and you will have no fear. You write on both pages for this topic. Most take 2 pages. The book lies open nicely for this purpose. Reinforced soft cover, 128pp ~ Sara

  • Item #: 017581
    ISBN: 9780838825624
    Retail: $13.55
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    This handwriting workbook is good for younger students just learning cursive, or for an older child who has never learned. Learn grip and paper placement, then get busy training your hand to make the swooping and looping shapes. Author Diana Hanbury King goes about this very simply at first, then groups lower case letters by commonalities. There is plenty of practice space, but no dotted-half-line like other handwriting courses. There is a slight slant to the right for right handed students. The letters are traditional and not overly fussy. The capital Q looks like a 2. There is tracing and copying, and even writing with your eyes closed! Numbers are included. First you’ll write words, then 3 words, then capital letters, capitalized words and eventually, short sentences. In the back, practice writing names, days of the week, months, dates, abbreviations, greetings and closings for friendly and business letters, holidays, book titles, and finally, some vocabulary words related to the 4 core subject areas. A page or 2 a day for practice will help develop your child’s cursive. The book has a stapled binding and lies nice and flat. 89 pgs, pb, non-reproducible. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 017573
    ISBN: 9780838825631
    Retail: $13.55
    Rainbow Price: $10.65

    This handwriting workbook is good for younger students just learning cursive, or for an older child who has never learned. Learn grip and paper placement, then get busy training your hand to make the swooping and looping shapes. Author Diana Hanbury King goes about this very simply at first, then groups lower case letters by commonalities. There is plenty of practice space, but no dotted-half-line like other handwriting courses. There is a slight slant to the left for left handed students. The letters are traditional and not overly fussy. The capital Q looks like a 2. There is tracing and copying, and even writing with your eyes closed! Numbers are included. First you'll write words, then 3 words, then capital letters, capitalized words and eventually, short sentences. In the back, practice writing names, days of the week, months, dates, abbreviations, greetings and closings for friendly and business letters, holidays, book titles, and finally, some vocabulary words related to the 4 core subject areas. A page or 2 a day for practice will help develop your child's cursive. The book has a stapled binding and lies nice and flat. 89 pgs, pb, non-reproducible. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 008972
    ISBN: 9781681472430
    Retail: $5.99
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  • Item #: 004596
    ISBN: 9781622237005
    Retail: $9.99
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    For older students who did not learn cursive in the early grades, this is an instruction and practice book all in one. There are tips for posture, holding a pen, paper placement and even some good hints for the lefties. The font is simple, so if a child has had some cursive at some point, it should not be too conflicting to use this book. For example, the capital Q looks like this typed one, not like a 2. The workbook starts with pages of upper and lower-case letters. Then it moves to letter combos, days, months, common abbreviations, and onto some fabulous quotations to practice as copywork which come from historical documents and classic literature! It's very well done for a broad audience. Reproducible for classroom/home use only. Perforated, 62 pgs, pb. ~Sara

  • Item #: 002576
    ISBN: 9781878383167
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 018594
    ISBN: 9781623411435
    Retail: $0.00
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