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  1. The Power in Your Hands: Writing Nonfiction in High School Textbook
    The Power in Your Hands: Writing Nonfiction in High School Textbook
    Sharon Watson
    Sharon Watson / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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Remove the frustration from high school writing!

With The Power in Your Hands: Writing Nonfiction in High School, students learn what they need to know for high school and college writing. They'll write five different persuasive essays, including an SAT essay; navigate a comparison-and-contrast essay, a biography, a literary analysis, a research paper with MLA documentation; learn to write description; create narration essays; and more. -

Written by the same author who wrote Apologia Educational Ministries' popular middle school writing curriculum Jump In!, this course is the natural next step for those who enjoy material presented in incremental steps with a c onversational tone. Explicitly Christian, the writing examples provide a number of samples based on conservative, pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, and creationist values. When examining moral/ethical appeals in essays, biblical values and scriptural support are used.

With over 100 daily lessons and complete instructions for 22 essays and reports, this is an engaging course students will enjoy-or at least not dread. The self-guided style will help homeschooled teens take more responsibility for their work and engage them in crafting written reports that they want to write. Easy-to-follow chapters feature bolded terms and important concepts, in-lesson examples that often use diagrams or other graphic elements, writing checklists, in-book practice assignments, and essay and longer writing assignments.

Perfect for your reluctant or skilled writer! 405 pages, softcover.

  1. The Power in Your Hands: Writing Nonfiction in High School Teacher's Guide
    The Power in Your Hands: Writing Nonfiction in High School Teacher's Guide
    Sharon Watson
    Sharon Watson / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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This teacher's guide accompanies Sharon Watson's sold-separately The Power in Your Hands student text.

This teacher's guide provides much more than just answers; it also includes an assignment checklist; objectives for the course; evaluation forms/rubrics; advice on grading, including extensive information on how to earn an "A, B, C," etc.; how to help students self-edit; guidelines; methods; monthly 14-minute "power surge" exercises; and other helpful teaching information. Answers are provided, and arranged by lesson and practice number. They're line-listed with the questions provided, and the answers in italics. Editing exercises are shown with in-text edits. 201 pages, softcover.

  1. Writing Fiction (in High School): Bringing Your Stories to Life! Student Text
    Writing Fiction (in High School): Bringing Your Stories to Life! Student Text
    Sharon Watson
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Bring your creative students' ideas to life with Sharon Watson's Writing Fiction in High School. They'll learn how to write both novels and short stories through two tracks. Over 100 practical lessons teach students how to write engaging dialogue, build scenes, ramp up conflict, create empathetic protagonists, and select a point of view, describe settings, hook readers, critique themselves, get published, and more. Chapters provide instruction in a conversational tone with plenty of literary examples integrated to show well-written prose. Writing assignments are provided, as well as bullet-pointed lists of what the chapter covered. Important terms are bolded.

The first track is for all writers of all levels, while the second (extracurricular) "manuscript track" is for those who have written a manuscript or are writing a manuscript. Designed to work best in a group with discussions and critiques, homeschoolers are encouraged to start their own groups if they're not already working in a co-op class environment, though it may be used in a self-taught environment. Students are assigned some short stories and the novel The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick, which will have to be purchased elsewhere or borrowed from the library.

Two-semester course; only the first track is necessary to receive full course completion credits-the second course is designed to be extracurricular. No prerequisites necessary. 286 pages, softcover.

  1. Writing Fiction (in High School): Bringing Your Stories to Life! Teacher's Guide
    Writing Fiction (in High School): Bringing Your Stories to Life! Teacher's Guide
    Sharon Watson
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This teacher's guide accompanies Sharon Watson's sold-separately Writing Fiction in High School. This teacher's guide includes a list of books, stories, and media by chapter, as well as a discussion guide and answer key arranged by chapter. Chapter overview boxes are also provided. 76 pages, softcover.

  1. Jump In Kit 2 Volumes
    Jump In Kit 2 Volumes
    Sharon Watson
    Apologia Educational Ministries / 2006 / Trade Paperback
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Jump in to the world of writing--whether you're an aspiring writer, or hate the thought of pencil and paper! Full-color illustrations, writing helps, starters, and short, kid-friendly assignments make any of these lessons manageable and fun to do! Don't get bogged down in redundantreports over and over again; rather, Jump In fits itself to your student's writing style while ensuring that they gain ample experience writing reports, opinions, journaling, proofreading, editing and other writing skills. 248 pages, softcover student book.

The "Lifeguards Locker" Teacher's manual contains objectives, an assignment checklist, writing tips for the young and reluctant writers, "Mistake Medic" for finding andfixing errors before its passed in, grading tips and evaluation forms and ten minute writing plunges to help children get "warmed up". Referenced answers included. 76 pages, softcover.

Please note: there is a brief mention of abortion and "homosexual marriages" in the context of debate.

  1. Jump In, Student Workbook
    Jump In, Student Workbook
    Sharon Watson
    Apologia Educational Ministries / 2006 / Trade Paperback
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    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 14 Reviews
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Jump in to the world of writing--whether you're an aspiring writer, or hate the thought of pencil and paper! Full-color illustrations, writing helps, starters, and short, kid-friendly assignments make any of these lessons manageable and fun to do! Don't get bogged down in redundant reports over and over again; rather, Jump In fits itself to your student's writing style while ensuring that they gain ample experience writing reports, opinions, journaling, proofreading, editing and other writing skills. 248 pages, softcover student book.

Please note: there is a brief mention of abortion and "homosexual marriages" in the context of debate on one page.