Writing Strands

All > English / Writing & Grammar > WRITING PROGRAMS > Comprehensive Writing Programs > Writing Strands

Author Dave Marks believes that kids become good writers by ... writing! Not by doing endless diagramming or laboring over parts of speech worksheets. He eloquently equates the process of learning to write to learning to ride a bicycle ... you get on and ride, not spend weeks, months, or years labeling the parts of a bicycle on worksheets! Mr. Marks has 27 years of experience teaching in high school and college and also homeschooled his son using this approach (yes, his son did become a writer!). The four strands of writing (argumentative, explanatory, creative and report) are explained, modeled, and practiced throughout the 8 levels. Beginning in level 3, the author speaks directly to the student, a nice touch because Mr. Marks has a tongue-in-cheek humor that makes learning to write enjoyable! We have used this program effectively. Most children begin this program in level 3. Older children may progress more quickly through the lower levels. Dave promises that "A child, at whatever age, having worked through level eight, would be ready for college-level writing."

show full description [+]
 
Showing Products: (1 to 14 of 14 )
Sort by
Jump to page of products that begin with

Click product title for description and product reviews

Page 1 of 1 Jump to page:

(1)

Writing Strands 3 Item #: 003786
Grades: 3-7
Retail: $20.00
Rainbow Price: $12.50

Writing Strands 4 Item #: 005182
Grades: 4-8
Retail: $20.00
Rainbow Price: $12.50

Writing Strands 2 Item #: 001831
Grade: 2
Retail: $20.00
Rainbow Price: $12.50

Writing Strands 5 Item #: 005183
Grades: 5-10
Retail: $20.00
Rainbow Price: $12.50

Writing Strands 1 book and CD Item #: 005181
Grade: 1
Retail: $15.00
Rainbow Price: $9.95

Writing Strands 6 Item #: 005184
Grades: 6-11
Retail: $20.00
Rainbow Price: $12.50

Writing Strands 7 Item #: 005185
Grades: 7-12
Retail: $20.00
Rainbow Price: $12.50

Creating Fiction (Formerly Writing Strands 8) Item #: 005186
Grade: 8
Retail: $20.00
Rainbow Price: $12.50

Writing Strands: Beginning 1 Item #: 067723
Grade: 2
Retail: $34.99
Rainbow Price: $29.95

Writing Strands: Intermediate 1 Item #: 067725
Grades: 4-8
Retail: $34.99
Rainbow Price: $29.95

Writing Strands: Beginning 2 Item #: 067724
Grades: 3-7
Retail: $34.99
Rainbow Price: $29.95

Writing Strands: Advanced 1 Item #: 067721
Grades: 6-11
Retail: $34.99
Rainbow Price: $29.95

Writing Strands: Intermediate 2 Item #: 067726
Grades: 5-10
Retail: $34.99
Rainbow Price: $29.95

Writing Strands: Advanced 2 Item #: 067722
Grades: 7-12
Retail: $34.99
Rainbow Price: $29.95

Click product title for product reviews, where available

Page 1 of 1 Jump to page:

(1)