Writing Strands: Level 1 - Designed for children ages 3 to 7, Writing Strands 1 shows that language use can be fun and exciting. Includes an audio CD of examples.
Writing Strands: Level 2 - Writing Strands 2 is a manual for the parents of children about seven years old.
Writing Strands: Level 3 - Designed for students aged 8 to 12, or for those who have finished Writing Strands 2.
Writing Strands: Level 4 - Designed for students aged 13 to 14, or for those who have finished Writing Strands 3.
Writing Strands: Level 5 - Designed for students aged 15 to 16, or for those who have finished Writing Strands 4.
Writing Strands: Level 6 - Designed for students of any age who have finished Writing Strands 5.
Writing Strands: Level 7 - Designed for students of any age who have finished Writing Strands 6.
Writing Strands: Evaluating Writing - An important thing to keep in mind is that children want to learn and want to please their parents. As a teacher, what a great position you're in. Find something absolutely wonderful about what has been written and ask your child to read that aloud. Then ask your child to read it to you. Then ask your husband or wife to read it. And then ask your child to read it to you both because you both think it's so beautiful. Now your child will feel good about what's been written. At this point, rather than point out all the things that are wrong with the paper, you can show one or two ways to make it even better. Say that the writing is almost perfect, and to make it perfect, you have one rule that you'd like to explain. Read that one rule and explain how it works. Help your child apply that rule to the writing. This will demonstrate what that application has done to that almost perfect sentence. Now, read it again and call it perfect! Your children will break their hearts trying to write perfect sentences for you.
Writing Strands: Writing Exposition - Designed for for those students who have finished Writing Strands 7 and would like to prepare themselves for college or university work.
Writing Strands: Creating Fiction - Creating Fiction is for those students who love to write fiction.
Writing Strands: Understanding Fiction - The important thing to keep in mind, as you read through this small book, is that reading should be fun. If the young reader does not enjoy reading, it may be because reading is seen as work. The reader is either above or below the level of the material, or the material has not been selected with the reader's interests in mind. If your student does not like to read, change the program. Forcing a child who does not like to read the material may make that child hate the material. Change the material not the child. The point of this type of reading is the enjoyment of it, not the information it contains.
Writing Strands: Communication and Interpersonal Relationships - Designed for students in the sixth grade or above, this manual is for training in manners for personal communication.