Spectrum Writing Gr. 3

Spectrum Writing Gr. 3

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Item #: 003862
ISBN: 9780769652832
Grades: 3

Category Description for The Spectrum Series:

If you're looking for a basic practice workbook, consider this series of educationally solid, quality books. From McGraw-Hill, these books have their roots in basal lines like SRA and Merrill (and other lines combined into the SRA group over the years). Because customers have asked for good, basic, interesting practice books, I've looked at many (including all the different ones those customers have mentioned). These are unquestionably the best - the best value, the most educational in content, the most interesting (even without little characters and graphic "gimmicks"); all in all the most complete, comprehensive and appealing of the lot. These are more like complete worktexts than mere practice books, but at a low cost. Material is secular but wholesome (some of it looks like it could have been culled from earlier textbook lines, before they "modernized") and traditional in format, but varied and involving. All series are written to be primarily self-instructional. The pages are all perforated and answers are included. Below are the


Category Description for Spectrum Writing 2007:

Both creative and expository writing skills are developed in this series of writing skill worktexts. Each grade-level book has eight units focusing on: main ideas, sequence, comparisons, details, facts and opinions, case and effect, making a point, and point of view. Specific content and exercises vary from grade to grade, but follow a similar process of defining the concept, prewriting exercises, developing the skill through one or more writing activities (often building from word to sentence to paragraphs), revising, proofreading, and a short post-test. Students can generally work through these books independently. The material is well-organized and the exercises look both interesting and educational. As with the Spectrum Reading series, there is such a variety of skill lessons (word skills, sentence skills, composition, mechanics, reading skills, and so on) and writing assignments, it's difficult to generalize for a description. The variety would be motivating to most students. Text is two-toned, most are about 130 pages, and a complete answer key is included. This series was revised in 2006 and underwent some changes in the sequence of skills covered and now also includes more nonfiction activities. At the kindergarten level students will practice their letters using a traditional ball-and-stick style - one page of practice per letter; write one word answers to questions about themselves - name, pet, favorite toy; learn to write story words like colors, shapes, numbers, naming words practice putting story pictures into proper sequence; practice writing 4 short stories when given a starter sentence; write a friendly letter; practice writing telling and asking sentences; learn the parts of a story; and practice writing rhyming words. A writer's handbook and answer key are found at the back of this 128-page workbook.




Category Description for Other Writing Programs:

These materials contain both instruction and writing assignments but are not as broad in scope (types of writing) as the comprehensive programs.




Category Description for WRITING PROGRAMS:

These materials may offer some light grammar instruction, but the focusis mainly on writing of all types.




Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade
3
ISBN
9780769652832
EAN
087577929835
Binding
Perfect
Pages
134
Edition
Illustrated
Language
English
Series Title
Starburst Spectrum Writing Ser.
Ages
8+
Audience
Juvenile
Contributor
Frank Schaffer Publications (Created by)
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
McGraw-Hill
Weight
0.65 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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This is exactly what my child needs to improve his writing in third grade. I love how comprehensive it is.
Shelly H on Aug 23, 2017
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robert c on Sep 20, 2016
This is exactly what my child needs to improve his writing in third grade. I love how comprehensive it is.
Shelly H on Aug 23, 2017
I wanted my student to branch out into doing more writing, and the lessons in this book seemed to be an encouraging way to enforce writing skills.
Francine C on Apr 2, 2017
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robert c on Sep 20, 2016
I wanted my student to branch out into doing more writing, and the lessons in this book seemed to be an encouraging way to enforce writing skills.
Francine C on Apr 2, 2017
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This grade 3 workbook is excellent in helping me follow an organized approach to helping my son learn to organize his ideas and practice writing I have tried to use the "Six Traits" rubric to teach my son to write; however I find this approach much easier while still covering basics to writing I think if you are looking for a general resource to helping you approach teaching young children to write this is a great workbook to use Lessons are clear and pages are done in an interesting manner that doesn't overwhelm (the colors and slightly larger print and spaces help the early elementary student stay interested without being too boring or tedious as some of the only black and white print workbooks with smaller fonts tend to be)
September 24, 2010

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