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    In this age of computers and instant-messaging shorthand, it's vital that your students develop effective writing skills! This comprehensive tool teaches the basic components of expository writing---content, style, organization, and mechanics. Through practical applications including 5-paragraph essays, book reports, business letters, resumes, and major research papers, students learn how to organize and communicate their ideas. Includes tests and answer keys. Grades 8 and up.

    1. Jensen's Format Writing Package (Book, plus DVD supplement)
      Jensen's Format Writing Package (Book, plus DVD supplement)
      Frode Jensen
      Master Books / 2016 / Other
      $45.99 Retail: $50.00 Save 8% ($4.01)

    Jensen's Writing will teach students the basics of expository writing through a focus on the 5-paragraph essay, which they then apply to practical writing assignments such as book reports, essay answers, and business writing. The last section of the book focuses on research/major papers, which students learn to break down into four basic components: content, style, organization, and mechanics. A line-listed answer key, checklist sheets, and suggested schedules are included. 160 pages softcover. Answers must be written on separate paper; non-consumable text. Grade 8 & up.

    The DVD supplement accompanies the book. Twelve different presentations are included; it includes an introduction to the book, analytical keys, single paragraph formats, the 5 paragraph elements, practical applications, major paper information, and more.

      1. Jensen's Format Writing
        Jensen's Format Writing
        Frode Jensen
        Master Books / 2016 / Trade Paperback
        $22.99 Retail: $25.00 Save 8% ($2.01)

      Jensen's Format Writing is designed to help high school students develop their expository writing skills. Six sections focus on the topics of single paragraph formats, five-paragraph essays, practical applications, business writing, the principle of condensation, and writing major papers.

      Students will learn:

      • The secret of cutting papers in half
      • How to order a presentation for its most powerful effect on the reader.
      • How to stack up ideas so that they flow together in a natural fashion.
      • How to move ideas from sentence to sentence by following a simple rule.
      • What and how to document sources when doing research and writing.

      Tests and writing check sheets are also provided along with answer keys. This is a one-year course at the suggested rate of approximately 30-45 minutes per lesson three to four times per week. Grades 9-12. One and two-year schedules are provided. 277 pages, softcover, three-hole-punched.

      1. Jensen's Format Writing DVD Supplement
        Jensen's Format Writing DVD Supplement
        Frode Jensen
        Master Books / 2016 / DVD
        $20.99 Retail: $25.00 Save 16% ($4.01)
        Availability: In Stock
        Stock No: WW222805

      This DVD contains twelve lectures and is meant to supplement, not replace, the Jensen's Format Writing book. It has a presentation on how to score student writing using the analytical keys and goes through the process with you. It contains overviews of the various sections in the book and does some teaching and explaining, but it is also motivational for the student. Most of the material covered in the DVD is in the book, but there are a couple of things that are not. Most people find the DVD helpful. It was created due to popular demand.

      1. Jensen's Punctuation
        Jensen's Punctuation
        Frode Jensen
        Master Books / 2016 / Trade Paperback
        $22.99 Retail: $25.00 Save 8% ($2.01)
        Availability: In Stock
        Stock No: WW519947

      When does the exclamation point go outside the quotation marks? What one word signals no comma? When is a semicolon used? Your students will unravel the mysteries of punctuation with this easy-to-use text. They'll discover key words that reveal certain rules, secrets of compound sentences, easy formulas that can be applied continuously, and much more. Includes teacher guidelines, tests, and answer key. Grades 8 and up.

      1. Jensen's Vocabulary, Second Edition
        Jensen's Vocabulary, Second Edition
        Frode Jensen
        Master Books / 2017 / Trade Paperback
        $29.99 Retail: $33.00 Save 9% ($3.01)
        Availability: In Stock
        Stock No: WW519952

      Teach English from the roots up with Jensen's Vocabulary's systematic program. As students learn Latin and Greek bases, prefixes, and suffixes, they'll learn how to spell a word from the "sum of its parts" and increase their ability to decode the definitions of words. Once the course is completed, students should have learned:

      • How prefixes, suffixes and roots combine to make all kinds of words.
      • How to figure out the spelling of a word by the parts that make it up.
      • How to think in logical fashion about words and their meanings.
      • A few roots that give them the keys to hundreds of words.
      • How to read and understand as well as express themselves more concisely

          Designed around a 5-day "spaced repetition" model, students begin with Lesson A, where they try to match definitions with words after they write out the words with the correct definition on a separate piece of paper to use a personal study sheet. The following three lessons feature various exercises to help students learn roots and meanings; on the fifth day students can review, study, or take a quarterly test. The first "A" lessons take approximately 20-30 minutes; the other lessons should not take more than 15 minutes per lesson. Weekly tests can take 20-30 minutes.

          Four possible schedules are included for one-year, 18-months, two-years, and self-paced options. At approximately 30 minutes per lesson, five days per week, the course will take one-and-a-half years.

          Reproducible for homeschool families and small classrooms with under 10 students. Line-listed answer keys. Grades 7-12. 353 pages, softcover.

      1. Jensen's Vocabulary
        Jensen's Vocabulary
        Frode Jensen
        Master Books / 2016 / Trade Paperback
        $12.49 Retail: $33.00 Save 62% ($20.51)
        5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews

      Teach English from the roots up with Jensen's Vocabulary's systematic program. As students learn Latin and Greek bases, prefixes, and suffixes, they'll learn how to spell a word from the "sum of its parts" and increase their ability to decode the definitions of words.

      Designed around a 5-day "spaced repetition" model, students begin with Lesson A, where they try to match definitions with words using reproduced "roots and affixes" sheets as a key. The following three lessons feature various exercises to help students learn roots and meanings; on the fifth day students take a test. The first "A" lessons take approximately 20-30 minutes; the other lessons should not take more than 15 minutes per lesson. Weekly tests can take 20-30 minutes.

      All answers to the exercises are found in the answer section; answers are arranged by lesson and week in standard order. Book can be consumable or reusable; students can keep answers in a separate notebook or write them in the book; book is not reproducible. Grades 7-12. 257 pages, softcover.

      1. Jensen's Grammar DVD Supplement (2 Disc)
        Jensen's Grammar DVD Supplement (2 Disc)
        Frode Jensen
        Master Books / 2016 / DVD
        $33.00
        Availability: In Stock
        Stock No: WW061446

      This two-DVD set is part of the Jensen's Grammar curriculum and is designed to be used with the student textbook (sold-separately and not-included). These DVDs include instructions and lectures. Covering each lesson (in varying detail), the lectures will help students easily grasp the concepts through hearing the explanation and viewing helpful charts and examples. Perfect for visual/auditory learners! Disc 1 features an introduction and five lectures. Disc 2 features lectures 6-12.

      1. Jensen's Grammar Package (Book, plus DVD supplement-2 disc)
        Jensen's Grammar Package (Book, plus DVD supplement-2 disc)
        Frode Jensen
        Master Books / 2016 / Other
        $60.49 Retail: $66.00 Save 8% ($5.51)

      Jensen's Grammar is a one-stop grammar curriculum for your older students. Covering parts of speech, relative clauses, and sentence structure, the formula-writing-based lessons move quickly from point to point. Your kids will be delighted to discover five basic punctuation rules that solve most of their grammar problems. The text also introduces noun functions, modifiers, subject complements, punctuation, adjectives and other concepts and utilizes continual review to keep information fresh.

      A test and answer book is included; answers are line-listed and grouped by exercise. Tests contain editing exercises, matching questions, short answer, multiple choice and other testing methods.

      The two-DVD set features instructions and lectures. Covering each lesson (in varying detail), the lectures will help students easily grasp the concepts through hearing the explanation and viewing helpful charts and examples. Perfect for visual/auditory learners! Disc 1 features an introduction and five lectures. Disc 2 features lectures 6-12.

      This kit includes:

      • Textbook, 200 pages, softcover
      • Test and Answer book, 63 pages
      • DVD Supplement

        1. Sound Spelling: An Individualized Spelling Program
          Sound Spelling: An Individualized Spelling Program
          Benjamin Ludwig
          Wordsworth Editions / 2000 / Trade Paperback
          $9.99 Retail: $20.00 Save 50% ($10.01)
          Availability: In Stock
          Stock No: WW161254

        Once you've tried this unique phonics-based curriculum, you'll never return to rote memorization! Ludwig identifies, categorizes, and cross-references all the sound/letter patterns in the English language, providing a list of examples for each usage. Similar words are grouped together for easy pattern recognition and memorization. Students learn to identify errors, prepare individual word lists, and create practice sentences. Ages 8 and up. 182 pages, softcover from Wordsmiths.

        1. Journey Through Grammarland 1 & 2 Kit
          Journey Through Grammarland 1 & 2 Kit
          Vernie O. Jones, Frode Jensen
          Wordsworth Editions / 2007 / Trade Paperback
          $24.99 Retail: $30.00 Save 17% ($5.01)
          Availability: In Stock
          Stock No: WW606137

        Embark upon an allegorical journey through Grammar Land! Stylistically similar to the Pilgrim's Progress, students will progress from Speaking Land through Grammar Land to Writing Land. Tank is a young learner just like students, and together they'll visit Basic Sentence Town, meet Captain Simplifier, and leave for the Descriptive Mountains with Professional Grammar (PG) as their guide. Written completely in narrative format, small abbreviations mark where students are to stop and complete a scroll exercise or exam along with the primary character, Tank. Each exercise is designed to practice what Tank (and the student) has just learned, though review questions are included to keep concepts fresh. Exams are cumulative and cover most of what's been taught in the text. An engaging story, winsome illustrations and clear, logically ordered explanations of grammar make this a fantastic curriculum for younger students, or a great review/remedial study for older students. Scrolls are arranged by chapter with briefly reiterated concepts and examples included.

        Concepts covered (Parts 1 & 2) covers subjects, nouns, pronouns, simple subjects, complete predicate, and verbs through incremental introduction of new concepts, secret tips on recognizing parts of speech and more.

        A tests and answer key is also included; answers are arranged by scroll with relevant page numbers included. Examinations to give to the student, and exam answer keys included.

        This Kit Includes:

      1. A Journey Through Grammar Land Textbook Pts. 1 & 2 (in one book); 184 pages with index, softcover.
      2. A Journey Through Grammar Land Pts. 1 & 2 tests and answer key booklet; 39 pages, paperback.

        1. A Journey Through Grammar Land, Parts 3 & 4 Kit
          A Journey Through Grammar Land, Parts 3 & 4 Kit
          Vernie O. Jones, Frode Jensen
          Wordsworth Editions / 2003 / Trade Paperback
          $24.99 Retail: $30.00 Save 17% ($5.01)
          Availability: In Stock
          Stock No: WW606131

        This unique, allegorical approach to grammar helps children to see the principles of grammar applied in a literary situation. The self-contained story contains lessons, tests, answers and teacher helps for all. Parts 3 & 4 explains about adjectives and adverbs as Tank goes to the descriptive mountains; prepositions and conjunctions are also covered as they tour the prepositional railways station. with the storyline advancing with each new introduction. For 5-6th grade or those who need remedial work in higher grades.

        The included answer key and test book includes line-listed answers arranged in chronological order, as well as the exams and exam answers. 37 pages, paperback.