Structure and Style for Students Level B
The SSS Level B courses are for students who have completed SSS Level A or who are reading at a 6th to 8th grade level. Video instruction and assignments over the two years begin with the basics but, in general, comprise an intermediate level of writing instruction; preparing a student well for high school writing assignments. Focusing on the structure and style of writing, structure is covered with nine units on note making, outlines, writing/summarizing from notes, inventive writing, essay and literary critique writing. With the goal of producing interesting and appealing writing, stylistic elements include dress-ups for sentences, sentence openers, decorations, and avoiding overused words. Coverage also includes reference and research citations in Year 2. Poetry is introduced and covered in Year 1. Each year covers and reviews basic units as well as expanding into new areas. Instruction is incremental and clear. Andrew Pudewa, the presenter, is humorous and entertaining while presenting with clarity and good organizational skills. Courses are easy-to-use and highly effective. Course components include a Teacher Manual, a Student Packet, Binder, and Videos; sold individually or in packages.