Writing Strands: Beginning 1 (Download)

Writing Strands: Beginning 1 (Download)


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Writing Strands Beginning 1 (Download) will help your junior high student master basic writing with unique exercises on dialogue, reporting, interviews, role playing, persuasion, story writing, organizing, and grouping ideas. This language arts curriculum is ideal for a 5-8 grade level.

SKU K018-5
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 0.00
Title Writing Strands: Beginning 1 (Download)
Series Writing Strands
Contributors Dave Marks
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC

Learn Language Arts Through Creative Writing!

Students will begin developing a solid foundation in communication as they develop their creative writing skills in Writing Strands Beginning 1 (Download)! Through interactive lessons, simple guided writing assignments, literature evaluation, and role-playing, students will learn how to:

  • Use adjectives to construct sentences
  • Present actions in a logical sequence
  • Write conversations using dialogue structure
  • Describe objects by observing and defining differences
  • Read and evaluate literature
  • and so much more!

A Comprehensive Approach

Writing Strands Beginning 1 takes a comprehensive approach to language arts, teaching students components of grammar, sentence construction, logical sequencing, and structure while also developing the student's reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students learn how to read and evaluate literature, practice spelling, address envelopes, learn the importance of eye contact, and so much more!

Fully Updated for a New Generation!

With over a 30 year history, Writing Strands has proven itself to be a solid, powerful tool for teaching students to write and communicate clearly. Writing Strands Beginning 1 includes a convenient daily schedule and has been fully updated, clarified, and simplified for ease of use.

Writing Strands Beginning 1 is a hybrid course that combines Reading Strands and Writing Strands Level 2 into one course. Worksheets are now provided to add structure to reading assignments chosen by the teacher.

Students will rotate writing and reading assignments each week—thus also learning to write through literature because good readers make good writers! Additionally, the Bible is now used as the literature base for teaching how characters are developed within the elements of literature.

Writing Strands Beginning 1 (Download) Features:

  • Suggested Daily Schedule—saving you time!
  • Student Worksheets
  • Teaching Instructions
  • New literature component

Course Features:

  • 30-45 minutes per lesson, 5x per week
  • Recommended Grade Level: 5 - 8
  • Designed for student & teacher to work through together
  • Equivalent to Writing Strands Level 2
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My daughter has loved using this program. I give her the option to use whatever chapter books she chooses whether from my shelf or the library and she has flown through the curriculum and her writing level has increased tremendously!!
A wonderful approach to writing
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I was looking for a new approach to writing that would be effective and yet help my kids become excited over writing. This is when I found writing strands. This program did exactly that for us. We look forward to walking through all the levels. Their sentences have greatly improved through this style and challenged my son, who dislikes anything to do with writing. His opinion is slowly changing to a positive outlook on writing.
Perfects the Foundation
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This can feel a little repetitive, especially for competent writers. However, my boys both are severely lacking in writing. They both hate it. This did a great job of starting at the very beginning and building upon itself. It has taught them that though what they’ve been writing is technically correct, it’s boring and redundant to read. This has encouraged them to expand their writing to include longer fun, interesting sentences.
Very Clear and easy to use.
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This is a simple straightforward approach to developing writing skills. Like that everything is laid out for both student and Parent/ teacher
Homeschool mom and ministry
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Thank you for this resource. I love that it is little work every day leading our young readers and writers step by step about literature and writing. Some exercises seem to be a little bit too repetitive, but we work around it. I also like that one week you read and one week you write.
Using the Bible to teach these principles, brilliant! I always wanted to do something like this, even subjects like geography and history etc. I haven't found the time to read through the Writing course companion, perhaps an audio version for busy moms?
Overall, I love the Writing Strands resource. I think it will prepare the children very well for reading and writing skills. Thank you!
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Very gentle approach to writing. No tears shed during this course!!
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After a lot of searching, we have found what we needed in writing strands. Our son is a young man with high functioning Autism and someone who struggles with writing. He has really taken to this program!

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