Writing Strands: Intermediate 1


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For Grade Level 6-9

Writing Strands Intermediate 1 will help your junior high/high school student learn about effective paragraphs, descriptive writing, narrative voice, and tense usage, as well as how to analyze plots in literature.

SKU M060-4
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 1.60
Title Writing Strands: Intermediate 1
Series Writing Strands
ISBN 13 9781683440604
Contributors Dave Marks
Binding Paperback
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 8 1/2 x 11

Study Language Arts Through Creative Writing!

Writing Strands Intermediate 1 explores the art of writing effectively—and creatively! In this comprehensive course, students will discover how to structure a story, utilize topic sentences, organize information, craft written descriptions, explore voice and character position, and so much more!

Through interactive, guided exercises students will:

  • Learn how to connect and organize thoughts, ideas, sentences, and paragraphs
  • How to summarize a story
  • Explore narrative voice and the way in which it speaks to the reader
  • Create visual written descriptions
  • Use past tense, present tense, and future tense correctly
  • Recognize character positions and realize how position controls what characters know

A Comprehensive Approach

Writing Strands Intermediate 1 takes a comprehensive approach to language arts, teaching students how to construct effective paragraphs, add structure to stories, and explore narrative voice 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. Intermediate 1 includes a convenient daily schedule and has now been fully updated, clarified, and simplified for ease of use.

Writing Strands Intermediate 1 is a hybrid course that combines Reading Strands and Writing Strands Level 4 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 narrative voice can be used to form captivating pieces of literature.

Writing Strands Intermediate 1 Features:

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

Course Features:

  • 30-45 minutes per lesson, 5x per week
  • Recommended Grade Level: 6 - 9
  • Equivalent to Writing Strands Level 4
  • 1 English credit
Mostly good
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Most of this book is very good and helpful for my daughter to develop her writing skills, but there were a few days where I didn't see the relevance of writing. At least she is learning different, out of the box, ways of writing in those lessons though! Overall, I'm glad to purchase it!
Would Recommend!
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My son enjoys the shorter lessons. He's not big on writing, but enjoys writing strands.
Would try again.
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My son usually only likes to write fictional stories. But I was able to get him to set down and do this rather quickly. Easy to use and not too awfully time consuming.
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This writing program made no sense to me or my daughter. Language arts was my best subject in school as well as my daughter’s, and this book was a total fail. We could not understand the approach and it was a struggle to get through it each day. We tossed it in the trash.
Good for a reluctant writer
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Writing is not my child's favorite subject. However, this curriculum breaks writing into manageable pieces so that it is not overwhelming.
Made a great choice
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This is a great curriculum, besides some days it was a bit . The questions in the text pertain to Faith, it allows you to pick your choice of reading books, then goes from there. Throughout your text your child gets to pick a week's work then evaluate it, to improve their writing. Best thing about it is that my daughter hated writing but with this she does enjoy it now and it's not overwhelming her.
Love that it is Bible-Based! Practical & Simple.
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My son does not enjoy writing at all. I would have to say Language Arts is probably his least favorite subject. However, Writing Strands is Bible-based and breaks things down into smaller, simpler assignments and that was very helpful for him. The assignments are written in a way that feels simple and practical to do each day, not overwhelming. This was a great fit for him for 7th grade. Looking forward to Writing Strands: Intermediate 2.
Worked for us
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This curriculum worked just fine for us. The assignments some days were a tad short for my liking, but some days that was a blessing too. I appreciated how questions pertaining to faith were intertwined in the lessons and also studying scripture.
Pretty good
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My daughter used this for 7th grade writing. It wasn’t bad. She tolerated writing and the book itself is very easy to use. You get to pick your own reading materials which can be nice, but I actually would prefer someone to tell us what books to read. We did like the scripture component and focusing on smaller writing assignments, but writing them with excellence. There was a focus on self assessment—having the child examine their work from the week to pick their best sentence and also what they could have improved upon. My daughter struggled with that part. I often let her skip it because she just couldn’t come up with what was best and worst.
Great writing curriculum!
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I really love the writing aspect of Writing Strands, but I did not like the one week of writing, one week of reading set up. The writing instruction was perfect for my reluctant writers and they really progressed well in that with Writing Strands. We ended up skipping the reading weeks.
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