Stewart English Program Plus Book 1

Stewart English Program Plus Book 1

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Item #: 006964
ISBN: 9781632638557
Grades: 7-8

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Book 1 of The Stewart Writing Program sets the tone and the purpose of the entire series, presenting the fundamentals in a clear, conversational style that never loses sight of the ultimate goal of outstanding writing skills. “That’s a common noun; make it more specific with a proper noun. Here’s a sentence by J. K. Rowling; toss out her words and put in your own.” Everything makes sense, as the students discover the confidence and creativity that has always eluded them.

The “Plus...” part of every book in the series refers to the attention to both the opportunities and the stumbles that go with mastering these writing skills. For example, look at the parallel structure in the previous sentence, where the conjunctions “both...and” link the two nouns, “opportunities” and “stumbles.” Or learn the secrets of commas, which can make the writing flow, or can make it a mess.

Book 1 concludes with a section called “Writing Patterns,” uniting all the lessons to inspire writing that is detailed, organized, and convincing. Together with Books 2 and 3, this series leads to success like no other writing program.

Category Description for The Stewart English Program:

Grammar with a purpose is the overriding philosophy of this program as it seeks to demonstrate the connection of grammar instruction to reading and writing. The lessons are interesting, even appealing. After an explanation of the topic, samples are presented from great literature, so the student can see the technique or rule as used by successful authors such as Agatha Christie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jane Austen, Jack London and many more. Exercises are very interactive and always presented with the goal of improving writing skills, emphasizing the application of the material to a finished product. Charlotte Mason advocates will like the inclusion of copy work as students are asked to find and copy samples of the construct from other literature. Composition is also integrated throughout the program, but not in enough quantity to qualify this as a complete English course. Use it with another writing course, journaling or with a literature program that incorporates a lot of writing (such as the Literature Critical Thinking courses by Jim Stobaugh). Each worktext can be used over a 2-year span. Book 1, Principles Plus, emphasizes the basics and has excellent explanations of the parts of speech and punctuation rules (especially good presentation of quotation marks). It also covers parts of the sentence and subject-verb agreement. Book 2, Grammar Plus, is a complete grammar course. The presentation of grammatical structures is by function rather than form. It covers more complex issues of agreement, usage, pronoun case, and advanced punctuation. While each of the three books incorporate the use of learned elements in writing, Book 3, Writing Plus moves into the building of written compositions, culminating with writing activities that get you started on full-length pieces. It emphasizes writing style and stylistic methods. All instruction for the course is contained in the worktext. Teacher's Guides are simply Answer Keys to the exercises.

Category Description for Grammar with a Writing Emphasis:

These materials focus on grammar but also include some writinginstruction.

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Donald S. Stewart
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Required text for on-line British Literature class at Classical Learning Resource Center.
Shawna J on Jul 31, 2022
This book is good for beginning sentence development in grades 7-8.
Leanna T on Jul 2, 2019
Required text for on-line British Literature class at Classical Learning Resource Center.
Shawna J on Jul 31, 2022
Had to
Jeffrey K on Mar 22, 2020
This book is good for beginning sentence development in grades 7-8.
Leanna T on Jul 2, 2019
Required for a class.
Mary K on May 16, 2019
It addresses the foundation to set up for book two, which I already have and really like. Thank you for selling this program!
Kimberley R on Jul 3, 2018
curriculum for home <br />school
Gia C on May 4, 2018
It is a good English program which provides a solid foundation for grammar practice.
Alva W on Mar 28, 2018
Highly recommended by Well-Trained Mind author Susan Bauer
Isangela W on Jan 29, 2018
Black-belt grammar for better high school writing. Summer is the best time to compensate for leniency in public schools.
Holli C on Jun 13, 2017
Needed for child's class
Michael G on Sep 14, 2016
Had to
Jeffrey K on Mar 22, 2020
Required for a class.
Mary K on May 16, 2019
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Finally! We've tried out many different grammar programs but haven't found one that was easy for the child to use and no work for an already overworked mom plus of course taught grammar principles This program is inexpensive (important when you're looking forward to buying workbooks for your many students in every subject) complete advanced beyond the basics devoid of busy work and self teaching for the student Perfect for the child who is ready to move beyond basic parts of speech and punctuation and is able to work independently The teacher manual is slim and has answers to about half the exercises The other half of the exercises are variable and require the student to use creativity The parent/teacher has to know grammar well enough to judge if the child has completed the exercises correctly but the principles are taught very well in the workbook so a parent should be able to figure it out Our method for learning grammar (developed after much trial and error) is to use "English for the Thoughtful Child" one and two followed by "Simply Grammar" then the "Stewart English Program"
January 6, 2009

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