Learning Language Arts Through Literature is an exciting and different approach to language arts learning. Using an integrated approach to teaching, students learn the skills appropriate for each grade level in the context of quality literature. Best of all, it has been proven highly effective. Students and teachers love it. Starting in September 2017 a new essay assessment service will be available for the High School Curriculum.
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For seventh grade skills and up, Wordsmith is the perfect companion to Learning Language Arts Through Literature. For young people who want to improve their writing skills, step-by-step instructions are provided that will help any writer improve his techniques. The introduction provides a brief review of grammar followed by instruction on building stronger sentences, exercises in descriptive and narrative writing, creating dialogue, story writing, and writing from a particular point of view. Plus, the essential skills of every good writer: practice in proofreading and revising.
Paragraph Writing for Kids teaches the basic skills of composition, with special emphasis on the thought processes necessary for clear, organized writing. Designed to be student-directed, Paragraph Writing for Kids is an effective, fun way to prepare students for writing longer essays.
As the day began in the old one room schoolhouse, a “Sentence for the Day” was written on the blackboard. A careful look revealed errors in this sentence that the students would correct. This provided a daily review in grammar, writing, and spelling. Today, with The Great Editing Adventure Series, you can use this same method with the added impact of a continuing adventure. This manual provides lessons that are easy to use with any child.
If you happen to be a person with a strong visual memory you remember how words look. Poor spellers, however, can’t recall how a word should look. In How to Teach Any Child to Spell, Gayle Graham offers a simple solution to the problem: Pull the student’s own misspelled words from the context of his own writing. Categorize and study those words using the student’s individualized spelling notebook, Tricks of the Trade.
The Bookshelf Collection is an exciting alternative to traditional, boring book reports. A brief summary, comprehension questions, and reproducible clip art allow maximum teacher involvement with minimum effort. Suggested projects easily correlate with Dinah Zike’s Big Book of Books and Activities.