Writing Strands: Beginning 2


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For Grade Level 5-8

Writing Strands Beginning 2 will help your junior high student learn how to effectively master using sentences and paragraphs, main and supporting ideas, process of rewriting, point of view, and creating characters.

SKU M019-2
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 1.50
Title Writing Strands: Beginning 2
Series Writing Strands
ISBN 13 9781683440192
Contributors Dave Marks
Binding Paperback
Page Count 268
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 8 1/2 x 11

Explore Language Arts Through Creative Writing!

Writing Strands Beginning 2 explores the art of writing effectively—and creatively! In this comprehensive course, students will discover how to create engaging sentences, craft vivid descriptions, introduce characters within a story, identify cultural aspects of literature, and so much more!

Through interactive, guided exercises students will learn how to:

  • Follow written directions
  • Structure sentences & paragraphs
  • Create character thoughts
  • Organize information
  • Design relatable characters
  • and so much more!

A Comprehensive Approach

Writing Strands Beginning 2 takes a comprehensive approach to language arts, teaching students how to construct effective sentences, present a logical sequence of events, and structure paragraphs while also developing the student's reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students will learn how to read and evaluate literature, practice spelling, analyze worldview, and write a story!

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 2 includes a convenient daily schedule and has now been fully updated, clarified, and simplified for ease of use.

Writing Strands Beginning 2 is a hybrid course that combines Reading Strands and Writing Strands Level 3 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 story setting can be used to form captivating pieces of literature.

Writing Strands Beginning 2 Features:

  • Suggested Daily Schedule—saving you time!
  • Student Worksheets
  • New literature component
  • 3-hole punched, perforated pages

Course Features:

  • 30-45 minutes per lesson, 5x per week
  • Recommended Grade Level: 5 - 8
  • Self-Directed
  • Equivalent to Writing Strands Level 3
No tears!
Review by Eileen
My 7th grader has thoroughly enjoyed this book. The pace of it and switching between writing lessons and reading lessons is ideal. He has fallen in love with Scripture reading. His reading level hasn’t been the greatest, but he has dove into Magic Tree House books for his bi-weekly book reports and he gets excited for reading! His writing has improved immensely, however definitely needs to work on his spelling and some grammar techniques.
Great way to write
Review by Sharon
Our son did this one for 5th grade and enjoyed it over other writing programs. He found it to be easy to understand and really liked it.
It's working for us
Review by SD
This book has helped my struggling writer and the lessons are not overwhelming to her. I love the every other week bible lessons.
Review by Jessica
I love the assignments that are given. Some assignments have been so creative that my reluctant writer has jumped in and got really into it. I like the length of each assignment, it takes just the appropriate amount of time to complete each day.
Excellent review
Review by Patricia
This is an excellent way for a student who is behind on their skills to catch up without being overwhelmed!!
Easy to Follow
Review by Angela
This is my son's second year doing Writing Strands and it has been great. It has an easy follow routine and my son is learning a lot without it being overwhelming.
Language arts
Review by Jessica
A great writing and reading course. A way to expand writing skills and to teach good writing.
Son enjoyed!
Review by Lillie
My son did really well with this book. He enjoyed it and finished it early.
Great program!
Review by Cherie
We completed this course this school year and my daughters writing has vastly improved! I had my daughter start this series when she was in 5th grade, to complete along side LLFLE since her writing needed more work. It has been an amazing change in her writing skills since starting this program. It really helps her baby step and build better sentences, which in turn build better paragraphs. I love how it really walks the student though each small step of writing and then has them put it all together. And the lessons are short and quick which makes it easy to add in to our day. I love this program and am so happy there are so many levels for her to improve her writing with. We'll be starting Intermediate 1 this school year. I highly recommend for anyone who has a student who needs more work on their writing.
Adaptable to different types of learners
Review by JP
I love this writing program mostly because of the way it teaches the student to write through bite size progression. I also like that it's possible to adapt the lessons to your student. If they are a reluctant writer, you can choose to do some things orally. If they love to write, there is room for imagination and creativity. Overall a great course.
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