The Complete Writer: Writing with Skill Level 2 Student Workbook


Writing with Skill: Level 2 is the second book in the Writing with Skill series, and the 6th in The Complete Writer series by Susan Wise Bauer.

Perfect for middle school students who are continuing to work independently, the text is written directly to the student and organized by weeks, days, and then "steps" that progressively move students through the workbook. Students simply read through their lesson (which integrates instruction and the exercises) and follow the instructions given for each day.

Level 2 provides extensive coverage of organization, composition structure, and research methods through straightforward yet detailed explanations of how to construct their writing. Topics in history, science, literature, and poetry are provided with all necessary source material included right in the text! Students will also learn:

  • One-, two-, and three-level outlining

  • How to write chronological narratives, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences across the curriculum
  • Critical literary essays on fiction and poetry
  • How to research and document source material

Using literary models from great literature and step-by-step instructions on the lesson concepts, students will gain the tools needed to write with clarify and confidence. Students will need to write their assignments in a separate book. Grades 5-8. 482 pages, softcover.