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|A REASON FOR WRITING! GOD MADE MY WORLD.
A Beginner's Book for Manuscript Handwriting. A proven K-6 handwriting curriculum based
entirely upon Scripture! Student worktexts for each grade including a comprehensive K-6
Teacher's Guidebook. The daily format is fun, flexible, and easy to use for both teacher
& student. This curriculum zeroes in on daily practice - 10 to 15 minutes each day!
Every weekly lesson is built around one carefully selected Scripture passage. Children
discover the fun of sharing God's Word with others, when at the end of the week they write
out their verse on a witnessing Border sheet and pass it along. Simple strokes used later
in manuscript writing are taught. After mastering the strokes, students are introduced to
|A REASON FOR WRITING SERIES. A K-6
handwriting curriculum using Scripture and traditional manuscript and cursive approach.
Scripture poster practice sheets. Concerned Communications.
|ANY CHILD CAN WRITE. Written by:
Harvey S. Weiner. Written in a warm and engaging style by a renowned educational
authority, this program shows parents how to set up an atmosphere that encourages creative
written expression--preschool through high school (and beyond)--by building attitudes of
aptitude that, coupled with a parent's guidance, create confidence in linguistic ability.
Wiener's philosophy of writing and many suggested activities will give you the framework
you need to nurture the creative process in your children.
|CHRISTIAN JOURNAL WRITING; INTERMEDIATE.
This book divides journal writing into 12 themes--faith, loyalty, kindness, fairness,
trust, and more--helping children integrate Christian values and journal writing into
their everyday lives. A calendar for each month includes daily writing activities.
|COMPLETE WRITING LESSONS FOR THE MIDDLE GRADES.
Written by: Marjorie Frank. Homeschoolers will make writing exciting with this collection
of high-interest writing challenges. From producing advertisements and news articles to
creating stories and poetry, this book will encourage students to develop their
communication skills and discover their creativity by tackling a diverse array of writing
|COMPOSITION & CREATIVE WRITING FOR THE MIDDLE
GRADES (5-8). Written by: Imogene Forte. Companion to WRITING
SURVIVAL SKILLS, this resource was created to increase the fluency, flexibility, &
originality in the written communication skills of your students. All of the activities
are skill-indexed for no-fuss planning.
|CRITICAL THINKING ACTIVITIES TO IMPROVE WRITING
SKILLS ARGUMENTS A-1. Written by: Michael Baker. Four activity books helps
teachers supplement their writing programs with easy-to-use critical thinking activities
that emphasize real life communication skills. Students analyze a critical-thinking
problem, produce a solution, and communicate their solution in writing to other students.
Ideal for grades 4-12 and works well with younger gifted students and as a remediation
tool for older ones. Students practice skills by analyzing short complex problems and
writing solutions to them.
|CURSIVE CONNECTIONS. By: Kathryn
Libby. This cursive workbook uniquely emphasizes letter connections, rather than the
letters in isolation. This workbook briefly introduces the letter, and then pairs it with
previously learned letters, beginning with the vowels. Practice becomes increasingly
complex, progressing into the usage of the letter in words, phrases, and finally
sentences. The result is fluent, quality cursive.
|DAILY GRAMS: GUIDED REVIEW AIDING MASTERY SKILLS
FOR 4TH AND 5TH GRADERS. Written by: Wanda C. Phillips. This book is to be used
daily for a quick review in common grammar skills. A days worth of work will take about
5-15 minutes depending on how quickly the student likes to work. It will cover areas of
punctuation, capitalization, parts of speech, (nouns, adjectives, adverbs, etc.) and
combining sentences. Combined with Emma Serle's Intermediate Language Lessons, this will
be a very thorough language curriculum.
|FROM HEART TO PAGE; Journaling
Through The Year For Young Writers. Written by: Michelle Van Loon. This
book gives the teacher and student 150 ideas for daily journal writing. It is an easy to
use guide to encourage young writers in the writing process.
|GOD'S GIFT OF LANGUAGE B. As well as
providing a thorough review of capitalization, punctuation, and the parts of speech,
Gods Gift of Language B deepens your childs knowledge of grammar and increases
practical skills. Students are introduced to the four main types of complements:
direct objects, indirect objects, predicate nouns, and predicate adjectives. They also add
prepositional phrases to their diagramming skills. Writing skills will soar as students
learn to write effective topic sentences and paragraphs and to use transitional words.
Skills learned in outlining, note-taking, and preparing a bibliography will aid your
students in writing an encyclopedia report and the library research report. A Beka Book.
|HANDWRITING, GRADE 5. Introduces an
alternate uppercase style to spark renewed interest in handwriting. Continues to maintain
good handwriting skills. Teacher's Edition uses the theme "Languages and
Letters" to introduce many interesting cultures and give a brief history of how
handwriting helped give us the Bible. Investigates various languages and teaches
interesting and pertinent facts about how people around the world write. Teacher's
Edition: 144 pages; spiral binder. Student Worktext contains a variety of activities
centered on the theme. Includes cursive models such as newspaper articles, information
forms, haiku, fables, and titles. Student Worktext: 104 pages; softbound; color and
black-and-white illustrations. Bob Jones University Press.
Bob Jones University
|IF YOU'RE TRYING TO TEACH YOUR KIDS HOW TO WRITE, YOU'VE
GOTTA HAVE THIS BOOK (FOR ALL GRADES). Written by: Marjorie Frank. This
all-time favorite is a how-to book for understanding and working with the whole writing
process, an at-your-fingertips source of ideas for starting specific activities, and a
manual for solving writing problems.
|INSTRUCTION GUIDEBOOK FOR K-6. Revised
edition. Begins with general principles of handwriting. Special sections give specific
information for teaching pre-manuscript, manuscript, transition, & cursive
handwriting. Offers dozens of supplementary exercises, games, & ideas for sharing the
Scripture Border sheets, complete vocabulary lists for the cursive worktexts, plus more.
|LANGUAGE ARTS FROM A TO Z. Written by
Kay Milow. Language Arts from A to Z is a 35 week program which incorporates spelling,
grammar, handwriting, reading and vocabulary with an explicit phonics approach. This means
the children are taught the sounds of letters in isolation without any picture clues, word
clues, or letter names. The program includes daily lesson plans and are tested each
Friday. The program is arranged very economically and practically for homeschool moms.
|LEARNING LANGUAGE ARTS THROUGH LITERATURE SERIES.
The Blue Book - First Grade Skills - The Common Sense Reading Program (Reading is More
Than Phonics) Learning Language Arts through Literature presents a developmental,
integrated approach to language arts learning from First Grade through High School. Based
on Ruth Beechick's educational philosophies, Common Sense Press believes LLAL to be the
most effective language arts instruction method on the market.
|PENMANSHIP MASTERY II. Worktext format
gives daily instruction and practice for penmanship excellence. Students practice correct
formation, spacing, letter size, slant, and proportion, as well as overall neatness and
good appearance. It also gives students opportunity to enjoy interesting and challenging
word games as well as creative writing. Test ideas included. Soft cover. A Beka Book.
|SPELLING, GRADE 5. Features more words
with the "schwa" pattern and pairs of related words to aid spelling. Includes
the state names as nongeneralization words. Continues to provide writing experience and a
word etymology with a Bible word study in each lesson. Presents a special dictionary
section "The Dictionary Game" with a sports theme. Teacher's Edition provides
inductive questions to use when teaching the difficult "schwa" spellings.
Divided into units taught in a five-day sequence. Includes helps in teaching
morphophonemics to aid spelling. Gives information on the fifty states. Teacher's Edition:
428 pages; loose-leaf in ring binder. Student Worktext presents more lists of words
arranged according to the spelling patterns. Provides enjoyable activities to write the
words. Includes a humorous word study, a dictionary skill section, and a guided journal
entry. Student Worktext: 216 pages; softbound. Bob Jones University Press.
Bob Jones University
|SPELLING, VOCABULARY, POETRY 5.
Students gain confidence as they learn to apply spelling rules and develop dictionary
skills. Students learn to appreciate the beauty of language by memorizing 6 poems
throughout the year. Text contains 34 word lists categorized by subject, such as American
cities, recreation, or plurals. Teacher edition available. Soft cover. A Beka Book.
|SPENCERIAN PENMANSHIP. Written by:
P.R. Spencer. This 6 volume set was developed in the 1860's. These little books teach
children how to write neatly and clearly. Each of the 5 copybooks has sheets with
guidelines and examples. Students repeat the examples within the lines. Book on theory is
for the teacher/parent. Covers grades 2 through 8.
|THE ITALIC HANDWRITING SERIES. Written by: Barbara Getty. A comprehensive, self-directed handwriting
program for children and adults. Provides a clear, concise, step-by-step approach with
opportunity for lots of practice. Plus, all materials are handwritten, providing constant
modeling. Legible, logical, easy to write, and easy to teach. Even if you've never taught
handwriting, you'll find this series easy to follow and full of guidance, tips and
creative practice material Based on learning classic italic manuscript and then adding
joins to make cursive (no new letters to learn for cursive). Getty/Dubay Continuing
|UNDERSTANDING WRITING. Written by
Susan Bradrick. This Bible-based, Christ-centered English language and composition
curriculum is for grades 1-12. Adaptable to single or multi-level tutoring. Teaches the
mastery of the following basic elements of language & writing: Content, Style, and
Mechanics. A fifty page "PET" tablet (P-lanning, E-valuation, and T-eaching) and
a plastic line-guide template accompany each book. In addition, Understanding Writing also
begins after a child has mastered reading and spelling vocabulary of fifty words or more;
replaces yearly English texts; is non- disposable; contains daily lessons which are
ready-to-use; consists of teaching units alternating with writing units; plus lots more.
|WORDS OF PRAISE. Adventures in
Handwriting from the New Testament Epistles Cursive handwriting for 5th Grade.
|WRITE SOURCE 2000. A school-wide
handbook for Middle School students. The handbook stresses the fundamental principles of
writing. Also includes the following: Basic Elements of Writing, Composing Paragraphs and
Essays, Writing Reports, Speaking and Listening, Reading and Thinking Strategies,
Improving Study and Test Skills, Working In Groups and more. Includes a glossary of
computer terms, a copy of the Constitution, and a full-color map section. For grades 4-9.
|WRITERS EXPRESS: A WRITING AND LEARNING HANDBOOK
FOR GRADES 4 AND 5. Written by: Dave Kemper, Ruth Nathan and Patrick Sebranek.
Covers everything from the writing process to historical documents, from study skills to
writing riddles, from speaking & listening to solving word problems. Covers 5 basic
areas: The Writing Process, The Forms of Writing, Preparing To Learn, Proofreader's Guide,
& Student Almanac. Gives you the very best information, is easy to use, comprehensive,
helpful, colorful and compact.
|WRITING AND GRAMMAR 5. Reviews the
form and function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, and adjectives. Teaches recognition and use
of prepositions and adverbs. Provides lessons on specific types of writing, such as
persuasion, poetry, and fanciful fiction. Presents skills in note taking, outlining, and
paragraph development for use in writing a short report at the end of the year. Teacher's
Edition contains 165 lesson plans. Teacher's Edition: 508 pages; loose-leaf in ring
binder. Student Worktext provides activities centered on the theme
"Architecture." Develops skills learned in each lesson. Student Worktext: 360
pages; softbound; color and black-and-white illustrations. Bob Jones University Press.
Bob Jones University
|WRITING SURVIVAL SKILLS
FOR THE MIDDLE GRADES (5-8). Written by: Imogene Forte. Everything from the
business letter to the job application is covered in both teacher-directed and
reproducible student activities.