Writing Strands: Challenging Writing Projects for Homeschoolers, Level 3

This group of assignments in the series called Writing Strands is designed to give homeschooled third level students a grounding in the very complicated process of giving others their thoughts in written form. This level is designed for students who, in public school, would be considered ready for third or even up to seventh grade. Of course, third and seventh grade students would write much differently, but that is not a problem. Both can experience learning the skills presented in this level. It has been designed to be widely applied, for there are many experiences here that most young writers should have. Scope & Sequence: Topics covered in this level are following directions (basic), sentence & paragraph control (basic), rewriting sentences (basic), description (people), description (people's thoughts), organization (activities), organization (objects), description (perspective), story creation (creative), description (organization), description (actions), narrative events (organization), creative (narrative). (Grades 3 to 7.)

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JUST WRITE, BOOK 1

Just Write is a classroom-tested resource that helps students become confident, expressive writers. Students are guided through the writing process from initial idea to final edited and published narrative. Throughout, they are given models to follow and are encouraged to be creative.

In Book 1, students are first encouraged to "just write" without worrying about spelling and punctuation. Later chapters discuss capital letters, basic punctuation, spelling, indenting, and constructing paragraphs. Other chapters encourage the use of colorful descriptions, creative word choices, and comparisons. In the last chapter, students revise and edit their work in preparation for publishing a final draft. Tips for making stories into books are also provided. A wide variety of exercises and engaging illustrations keep students focused and interested. Grades 2-3.

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Just Right, Book 2

Just Write helps students become confident, expressive writers. They begin by brainstorming for ideas, choosing a topic, and then planning their story using story webs. The writers then move on to developing literary elements such as characters, setting,and conclusion. Well-written passages provide models of good writing. Concept introductions are followed by numerous writing exercises to give students practice in using their new skills. Throughout, students are encouraged to see themselves as writers and to consider their eventual reader as they write. They learn strategies for planning that will help when they are faced with prompts in standarized writing assessment tests.

To help students become comfortable with writing, they are first urged to "just write" without worrying about spelling and punctuation. Later chapters discuss capital letters, basic punctuation, spelling, indenting, and constructing paragraphs. Other chapters encourage the use of colorful descriptions, creative word choices, and comparisons. In the last chapter, students revise and edit their work in preparation for "publishing" a final draft. Tips for making stories into books are also provided. Grades 2-3.

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Writing a State Report, Grade 3-6

Students will use this book to complete a research paper on one of the fifty states. The book begins with materials to aid students in the research phase of report writing. An orientation to the library, the construction of bibliography materials, note cards, and footnotes, as well as the use of reference materials are introduced in this section. The remainder of the book gives the student a step-by-step format for the creation and construction of their individual reports. Also included are ideas for projects to accompany state reports, evaluation of the report experience, and a classroom project sharing activity.

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Writing A Country Report: Grades 3-6

Help your students complete a research paper on one of the countries of the world. Materials to aid your students in the research phase of report writing, and a step by step format for the creation and construction of their individual reports. Also included are ideas for projects to accompany country reports, evaluation of the report experience, and a classroom project sharing activity.

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