Writing Skills: Student Book 1
This student book provides integrated writing instruction and opportunities to apply new skills. Reflecting research and best practices, instruction alternates between grammar, mechanics, and composition. Each concept is illustrated by rules, examples, and model sentences, paragraphs, and essays.
Ideal for independent or guided work, exercises provide instruction and practice in the writing skills necessary for success in the classroom and on standardized tests. In coordination with the Writing Skills Teacher's Handbook, the student books are ideal for differentiating instruction in the classroom.
Aligned with state and national standards, Writing Skills Book 1 addresses sentence structure and variety, building and formatting paragraphs, and beginning essays. Students will learn to write for a variety of purposes and audiences in a variety of forms.
Skills addressed include prewriting and organizing, sentence structure and variety, grammar for writing, paragraph structure, audience and purpose, the types of writing, essays, editing and revising, and writing from prompts.
This program is key to developing essential expository writing skills. It effectively helps educators teach essential skills in careful order, from parts of speech, to sentence structure, to paragraphs, to complete essays.
- Special sections in spelling, handwriting, and keyboarding help build fluency and confidence in young and struggling writers
- Can be used without the student books as an excellent professional resource or with Writing Skills student books to practice skills addressed in grades 2 through 12
- Skills addressed include prewriting and organizing, sentence structure and variety, understanding audience and purpose, writing from prompts, paragraph structure, essay writing, thesis statement, outlining, technique, revising and proofreading, working with groups, beginning and advanced grammar, spelling skills, handwriting, and keyboarding