This teacher's edition accompanies the sold-separately Writing with Skill Student Workbook, Level 1. While the Writing with Skill program is designed for students to begin to work through on their own, this teacher's guide is easily structured for parents to help their students when necessary. Broken up by week, elements that students are to complete independently are clearly noted "Student Responsibility;" portions without the note may require help to complete or check the assignment and often have the heading "How to help the student with step (x)." Student instructions for all sections are included, and are listed by day in bold print that makes it easy to find your place. Within each week's lesson, assessment rubrics, answers, explanations of more difficult concepts, and discussion questions are provided for a complete guide on teaching writing. 580 pages, softcover.