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Writing Strands - Revised Edition

  1. Writing Strands: Teaching Companion: Getting the Most Out of the Writing Strands Program
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    Dave Marks
    Master Books / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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The Writing Strands Teacher's Companion provides helpful guidance for anyone using the Writing Strands curriculum from Master Books.

Unlike a traditional guide that focuses specifically on one book or level, this teaching companion can be used alongside any level of the new edition of Writing Strands. It provides a helpful overview of the Writing Strands system, as well as additional information on additional writing, grammar, and literature issues that a teacher may face.

It includes:

  • General guidelines on how to approach drafting papers with students and how to give effective writing feedback
  • Discussion of the most common difficulties that students encounter, as well as tips on how to help students overcome these challenges
  • Discussion on how to encourage a lifelong love of reading in students, including suggestions on how to ask good questions when discussing books
  • Suggested goals and objectives for teaching literature, broken down by age
  • An explanation of various elements of fiction and differences in literary genres, as well as appendices with information on basic citation, advice on teaching vocabulary, commonly confused words, and glossaries of grammar and literary terms.

    Special attention is also given to the needs of developing readers, with information on teaching techniques for young readers and tips for helping them understand the meaning of what they read and develop critical thinking skills included. It is recommended that teachers read the Teaching Companion before their students start the course and that they continue to consult it as needed as students learn additional concepts.

    70 pages, softcover.

  1. Writing Strands Beginning 1
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    Dave Marks
    Master Books / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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Writing Strands: Beginning 1 is part of the newly-revised Writing Strands series; this volume combines Reading Strands with Writing Strands Level 2 from the first edition of this curriculum. It's perfect for students who are at a basic writing level and are able to write simple sentences such as "The dog is big." This comprehensive approach will help students begin to develop a solid foundation in communication as they develop their creative writing skills alongside grammar, sentence construction, logical sequencing, and structure while also developing reading, writing, and speaking skills.

This convenient all-in-one worktext features 180 days of instruction and variety of student activities and exercises. Each week alternates between writing lessons and reading lessons; for their reading, students will read biblical passages as well as books chosen and assigned by the parent. A weekly lesson schedule is also included.

This comprehensive approach will help students begin to develop a solid foundation in communication as they develop their creative writing skills alongside grammar, sentence construction, logical sequencing, and structure while also developing reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students will learn to:

  • Use adjectives to construct sentences
  • Present actions in a logical sequence
  • Write conversations using dialogue structure
  • Describe objects by observing and defining differences
  • Read & Evaluate Literature and more!

This course covers 1 year of language arts instruction at the recommended schedule of 30-45 minutes per lesson, 5 days a week for 36 weeks. Non-reproducible and consumable. Grades 5-8. Softcover. 229 perforated, three-hole-punched pages. NKJV Scripture used.

Please Note: the Writing Strands Teaching Companion is recommended for use with this curriculum (sold-separately).

  1. Writing Strands: Beginning 2
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    Dave Marks
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Writing Strands: Beginning 2 is part of the newly-revised Writing Strands series; this volume combines Reading Strands with Writing Strands Level 3 from the prior edition of this curriculum. This resource covers 180 days of instruction and includes a weekly lesson schedule, student worksheets, and an answer key for the objective questions in the reading lesson portion.

Each week alternates between writing lessons and reading lessons; for their reading, students will read biblical passages as well as books chosen and assigned by the parent. A weekly lesson schedule is also included.

This comprehensive approach will help students begin to develop a solid foundation in communication as they focus on basic, creative, organizational, and descriptive writing skills. This course alternates a week of writing exercises with a week of reading and discussing books and ideas. Students will learn to:

  • Master using sentences and paragraphs, main and supporting ideas, and point of view, as well as the process of rewriting
  • Apply the skill of planning and writing a short story
  • Organize objects so their placement can be understood
  • Understand that all people do not see the same thing in the same ways
  • Demonstrate the ability to connect a number of complicated sentences to make a story
  • Discovering how to discern settings from a biblical passage
  • Identify cultural aspects of literature, and how this can help in better understanding biblical passages
  • and more!

This course covers 1 year of language arts instruction at the recommended schedule of 30-45 minutes per lesson, 5 days a week for 36 weeks. Non-reproducible and consumable. Grades 5-8. Softcover. 229 perforated, three-hole-punched pages. NKJV Scripture used.

Please Note: the Writing Strands Teaching Companion is recommended for use with this curriculum (sold-separately).

  1. Writing Strands: Intermediate 1
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    Dave Marks
    New Leaf Publishing / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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Writing Strands: Intermediate 1 is part of the newly-revised Writing Strands series; this volume combines Reading Strands with Writing Strands Level 4 from the prior edition of this curriculum. It's perfect for students who have a basic understanding of how to organize ideas, transition between paragraphs, and use complex sentences.

This resource covers 180 days of instruction and includes a weekly lesson schedule, student worksheets, and an answer key for the objective questions in the reading lesson portion.

Each week alternates between writing lessons and reading lessons; for their reading, students will read biblical passages as well as books chosen and assigned by the parent. The Bible is now used as the literature base for teaching how narrative voice can be used to form captivating pieces of literature.

This comprehensive approach will help students explore the art of writing and discover how to structure a story, utilize topic sentences, organize information, craft written descriptions, explore voice and character position, and so much more! Students will:

  • Connect and organize thoughts, ideas, sentences, and paragraphs
  • Summarize a story
  • Explore the 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
  • Expand on their organizational, descriptive, and paragraph-writing skills.

This course covers 1 year of language arts instruction at the recommended schedule of 30-45 minutes per lesson, 5 days a week for 36 weeks. Non-reproducible and consumable. Grades 4-9, depending on skill level - this course is generally recommended for Grade 5. Softcover. 279 perforated, three-hole-punched pages. NKJV Scripture used.

Please Note: the Writing Strands Teaching Companion is recommended for use with this curriculum (sold-separately).

  1. Writing Strands: Intermediate 2
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    Dave Marks
    New Leaf Publishing / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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Writing Strands: Intermediate 2 is part of the newly-revised Writing Strands series; this volume combines Reading Strands with Writing Strands Level 5 from the prior edition of this curriculum. It's designed to be used after the student has completed Writing Strands: Intermediate 1, and teaches students how to construct effective paragraphs, write persuasively 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.

This resource covers 180 days of instruction and includes a weekly lesson schedule, student worksheets, a glossary of helpful terms, and an answer key for the objective questions in the reading lesson portion.

Each week alternates between writing lessons and reading lessons; for their reading, students will read biblical passages as well as books chosen and assigned by the parent.

This comprehensive approach will help students learn how narrative voice and attitude influence the reader, the elements of an effective written argument, explore character voice and dialogue, and more. Students will:

  • Learn how to write concise, insightful business letters
  • Identify and create narrative voice and attitudes
  • Recognize points of an effective argument
  • Discover how to properly punctuate dialogue
  • Craft character speech patters
  • Organize descriptions
  • Write persuasive arguments
  • and more!

This course covers 1 year of language arts instruction at the recommended schedule of 30-45 minutes per lesson, 5 days a week for 36 weeks. Non-reproducible and consumable. Grades 5-9, depending on skill level - this course is generally recommended for Grade 6. Softcover. 279 perforated, three-hole-punched pages. NKJV Scripture used.

Please Note: the Writing Strands Teaching Companion is recommended for use with this curriculum (sold-separately).

  1. Writing Strands Advanced 1
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    New Leaf Publishing / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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Writing Strands: Advanced 1 is part of the newly-revised Writing Strands series; this volume combines Reading Strands with Writing Strands Level 6 from the prior edition of this curriculum. It's designed to be used after the student has completed Writing Strands: Intermediate 2 or for students who are new to Writing Strands and are at least 17 years old.

This resource covers 180 days of instruction and includes a weekly lesson schedule, student worksheets, and an answer key for the objective questions in the reading lesson portion.

Each week alternates between writing lessons and reading lessons; for their reading, students will read biblical passages as well as books chosen and assigned by the parent.

This comprehensive resource focuses on advanced skills such as recognizing and using persuasive language, writing reports, and developing character and conflict in creative pieces.

This course covers 1 year of language arts instruction at the recommended schedule of 30-45 minutes per lesson, 5 days a week for 36 weeks. Non-reproducible and consumable. Grades 9-12, depending on skill level - this course is generally recommended for Grade 9. Softcover. Perforated, three-hole-punched pages. KJV Scripture used.

Please Note: the Writing Strands Teaching Companion is recommended for use with this curriculum (sold-separately).

  1. Writing Strands Advanced 2
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Writing Strands: Advanced 2 is part of the newly-revised Writing Strands series; this volume combines Reading Strands with Writing Strands Level 7 from the prior edition of this curriculum. It's designed to be used after the student has completed Writing Strands: Advanced 1 or for students who are new to Writing Strands and are at least 17-18 years old (before graduating high school).

This resource covers 180 days of instruction and includes a weekly lesson schedule, student worksheets, and an answer key for the objective questions in the reading lesson portion.

Each week alternates between writing lessons and reading lessons; for their reading, students will read biblical passages as well as books chosen and assigned by the parent.

This comprehensive resource focuses on advanced skills such as researching and writing reports, arguing effectively, and developing character and conflict in creative pieces.

This course covers 1 year of language arts instruction at the recommended schedule of 30-45 minutes per lesson, 5 days a week for 36 weeks. Non-reproducible and consumable. Grades 7-12, depending on skill level - this course is generally recommended for Grade 8. Softcover. Perforated, three-hole-punched pages. NKJV Scripture used.

Please Note: theWriting Strands Teaching Companion is recommended for use with this curriculum (sold-separately).

Writing Strands - Original Editions

  1. Writing Strands Level 1 w/ CD, Ages  4-8
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    Dave Marks
    National Writing Institute / Trade Paperback
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    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
  2. Writing Strands: Challenging Writing  Projects for Homeschoolers, Level 3
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    Dave Marks
    Master Books / 2001 / Trade Paperback
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    4 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
  3. Writing Strands Level 7 Grade 11
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    Dave Marks
    Master Books / 2000 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Evaluating Writing
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    Evaluating Writing
    Dave Marks
    Master Books / 2001 / Trade Paperback
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