Easy Writing: Teaching Students How to Write Complex Sentence Structures

Easy Writing: Teaching Students How to Write Complex Sentence Structures

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Item #: 007561
ISBN: 9780936981086
Grades: 1-12

Product Description:

Focusing on sentences only (no paragraph instruction), Easy Writing teaches students how to write higher level sentences with varied sentence structure. Divided into two levels--elementary (grades 4-6) and junior high/high school--each level begins with easier instruction and progresses to more difficult concepts. There are eight units in each level, each focusing on items in a series, semicolons, appositives, present participial phrases, past participial phrases, having + past participles, subordinate clauses, and relative clauses. Instruction is clear and straightforward. Each skill usually has two lessons to reinforce concepts; students may not need to do every lesson. To promote mastery, students should practice what they have learned by incorporating concepts into their writing. Use Easy Writing as a unit of study or a couple of days each week throughout the year.

This book offers a good balance of instruction, examples and practice. After finishing the book, students will be very familiar with complex sentences and will have the knowledge to use more compelling sentences in their writing. Answers are included in the back. Pages are reproducible for noncommercial use only. ~ Gina

Publisher Description:

This book teaches students how to write higher level and varied sentence structures.

It does not teach paragraph composition. Students learn in a step-by-step method, how to write:

  • Sentences containing verbals
  • Sentences using present and past participles (in phrases)
  • Appositive construction
  • Sentences using semicolons for more intricate formats
  • Sentences containing relative clauses
  • Sentences using subordinate clauses
  • Reproducible worksheets

Two levels are included in one book.

  • Level one for elementary students
  • Level two for junior high, high school, and/or adult students

Category Description for Grammar with a Writing Emphasis:

These materials focus on grammar but also include some writinginstruction.

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Grade Start
Grade End
Paper Text
9 to 17
Wanda C. Phillips
Softcover Book
Brand Name
ISHA Enterprises
2.5 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 1.0"
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We like Easy Grammar Plus, need Writing book
Pamela T on Oct 19, 2020
Looks good!
Kevin D on Aug 15, 2020
We like Easy Grammar Plus, need Writing book
Pamela T on Oct 19, 2020
Required by teacher
Heather N on Aug 19, 2020
Looks good!
Kevin D on Aug 15, 2020
I really liked Easy Grammar, and needed something for writing.
Debbie P on Jul 30, 2020
To help my 13 year old daughter grow in her love for writing.
Carmen G on Jul 14, 2020
Easy Writing looked like a good resource to help my child who uses American Sign Language to learn how to structure sentences in English.
Becky F on Apr 28, 2020
I used a older copy years ago and it is simple.
User on Apr 17, 2020
The Easy Grammar was a good fit, so I thought I'd try this one.
APRIL H on Mar 29, 2020
My son needs help with sentence structure, and this is the only product on the market addressing the topic.
Nadeen C on Sep 15, 2018
Because I needed something for my son to learn sentence structure and the Homeschool consultant suggested it
User on Jun 8, 2018
This book was recommended by the Grammar Revolution website, so I ordered it to help me teach grammar to my class of homeschool students. I hope that it will have some good sample sentences to use in class.
Lisa R on Mar 13, 2018
Looking forward to no more hassles for teaching writing.
Sharon G on Jul 9, 2017
We've used EG for years and want to concentrate on Writing next year. Our son has high function Autism and I'm sure EW will help with his words and creative thoughts.
karen p on Apr 26, 2017
I needed materials to help my special education students develop and use better sentences and use of grammar concepts.
Donna S on Oct 30, 2016
My daughter needs help with creating complex sentences in her writing. We already use and love Easy Grammar Plus and Daily Grams, so this is a perfect compliment to that learning system. Can't wait to get it in!
Lori T on Oct 9, 2016
Required by teacher
Heather N on Aug 19, 2020
I really liked Easy Grammar, and needed something for writing.
Debbie P on Jul 30, 2020
Is this book for teacher only? Does the student work in a composition book, or is the book consumable?
A shopper on May 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This book is for the teacher and student. There are pages that say "Effective Teaching" which are pages that supply strategies on how to explain a concept. This book is consumable. Easy Writing does not have a spiral method. Every chapter is taught independently. But, you don't have to teach one chapter at a time. I skipped around from section to section so my student would not forget the concepts she learned.
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Rated 4 out of 5
Easy Writing
Great resource to fine tune middle school writing skills.
August 14, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Practice makes perfect
As advertised, this text teaches students how to write complex sentence structures. Its lessons are slow-paced, repetitive yet highly effective, and pair well with Saxon Grammar and Writing.
October 27, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
great addition to ELA program 1
My daughter aced her SAT10 level 8 exam with help from this series. This makes a great addition to a comprehensive ELA curriculum.
May 7, 2018
over 4 years ago

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