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Any Child Can Write
Harvey S. Weiner
Written in a warm and engaging style by a renowned educational authority, this program shows parents how to set up an atmosphere that encourages creative written expression--preschool through high school (and beyond)--by building attitudes of aptitude that, coupled with a parent's guidance, create confidence in linguistic ability. Wiener's philosophy of writing and many suggested activities will give you the framework you need to nurture the creative process in your children.
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Critical Thinking Activities to Improve Writing Skills Arguments A-1
Michael Baker
Four activity books helps teachers supplement their writing programs with easy-to-use critical thinking activities that emphasize real life communication skills. Students analyze a critical-thinking problem, produce a solution, and communicate their solution in writing to other students. Ideal for grades 4-12 and works well with younger gifted students and as a remediation tool for older ones. Students practice skills by analyzing short complex problems and writing solutions to them.
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Easy Grammar
Easy Grammar Plus
Wanda Phillips
After trying multiple grammar programs with mixed results, we found Easy Grammar. This program is unique because it starts with prepositions. After crossing out prepositional phrases, finding subjects, verbs, direct objects, etc., becomes much easier. For us, this program succeeded where others had not. The teacher's book has reproducible student pages (great for multiple children), but a student workbook is also available.
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A Beka Book
Handbook of Grammar and Composition
James Chapman
This excellent handbook for writers covers grammar, usage, and mechanics thoroughly and emphasizes the application of those elements to the writing process. It is designed to be used for two years (grades 11 and 12) and then becomes a valuable reference tool during the college years and afterward. Correlated workbooks, as well as test books are available. Soft cover, 354 pages.
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If You're Trying to Teach your Kids how to Write, You've Gotta Have this Book
Marjorie Frank
This all-time favorite is a how-to book for understanding and working with the whole writing process, an at-your-fingertips source of ideas for starting specific activities, and a manual for solving writing problems.
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Common Sense Press
Learning Language Arts Through Literature Series
The Common Sense Reading Program (Reading is More Than Phonics) Learning Language Arts through Literature presents a developmental, integrated approach to language arts learning from First Grade through High School. Based on Ruth Beechick's educational philosophies, Common Sense Press believes LLAL to be the most effective language arts instruction method on the market.
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Understanding Writing
Susan Bradrick
This Bible-based, Christ-centered English language and composition curriculum is for grades 1-12. Adaptable to single or multi-level tutoring. Teaches the mastery of the following basic elements of language & writing: Content, Style, and Mechanics. A fifty page ''PET'' tablet (P-lanning, E-valuation, and T-eaching) and a plastic line-guide template accompany each book. In addition, Understanding Writing also begins after a child has mastered reading and spelling vocabulary of fifty words or more; replaces yearly English texts; is non- disposable; contains daily lessons which are ready-to-use; consists of teaching units alternating with writing units; plus lots more.
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Writers Inc: A Student Handbook for Writing and Learning
Patrick Sebranek
The latest information on writing, thinking, and learning. Contents include: Writing Process, Style and Form, Searching and Researching, Special Forms of Writing, Reading and Learning, Speaking and Thinking, Punctuation and Grammar, Tables and Maps. Transitions can be difficult and not just from one paragraph to another. The shift from high school or work experience to college is often intimidating, but it's easier when you pack a reference work that knows the meaning of morph and ad hoc, when to use a semicolon, how to write essays and résumés, and the latitude of Afghanistan. With the periodic table, world maps, weights and measures, rules of grammar, and a glossary of college terms, this is a first-year friend you can count on during all-nighters before midterms.
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Writeshop II
Kim Kautzer
Are you scared to death to teach writing? After all, it can be one of the most daunting tasks facing teachers and homeschool parents alike. With WriteShop you can teach important composition and editing skills to junior high or high school students in an orderly, step-by-step fashion - and succeed. For grades 8-12.
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Bob Jones University Press
Writing and Grammar, Grade 12
Begins with a brief review of basic grammar concepts and then moves to new material interspersed with review of practical matters such as pronoun reference and agreement. Uses description, narration, exposition, and persuasion to review and expand principles of effective writing. Includes writing resumes, humorous essays, and interviews. Teacher's Edition provides a guide for scheduling, ideas for presentation of subject matter, and additional classroom activities. Includes student pages with answer overprints. Teacher's Edition: 290 pages; loose-leaf in ring binder. Student Worktext presents theme stories about a young man in the nonprint media who is striving to have a clear Christian testimony. Provides a variety of exercises in grammar and composition. Student Worktext: 216 pages; softbound; color and black-and-white illustrations. English Handbook provides an explanation of grammar rules and principles. Contains short practice exercises with answers in the back of the book. Student Text: 640 pages; hardbound.
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