Prepares students for college and on the job success. The writing process is covered step-by-step, as is editing for punctuation, mechanics, spelling, grammar, and sentences. Rigorous research skills are taught following guidelines for MLA 8 and APA 6 documentation styles. Additional lessons focus on reading non-fiction and literature, cross-curricular writing, speaking and listening, study skills and test taking. No SkillsBooks are available at this level.
Write for College is the perfect handbook to help students write, read, study, speak, and learn in high school, college, and the workplace. The handbook helps them develop the writing rigor that colleges expect in argument essays, research reports, entrance essays, and much more. Students read dozens of high-interest models and use guidelines and checklists to create their own writing. They also learn strategies for testing well on Advanced Placement exams, college-entrance exams, and other high-stakes assessments.
- The Process of Writing teaches specific strategies for prewriting, writing, revising, editing, and publishing.
- The Forms of Writing include guidelines, models, and checklists for every type of writing: personal, narrative, explanatory, argument, literary, creative, and research.
- The Tools of Learning help students read, study, collaborate, and test for success in high school and beyond.
- The Proofreader’s Guide teaches punctuation, mechanics, spelling, usage, grammar, and sentence rules.
- The Student Almanac provides fascinating facts for language, science, math, and social studies courses.
From the creators of the effective Write Source Program, Thoughtful Learning’s K-12 Writing prioritizes the building of strong writers from kindergarten through adulthood. Teaching the process and traits of writing, major modes, listening and speaking, studying and test taking, students will understand and apply the writing process at all levels through this cohesive spiral program. Grammar, usage, and mechanics are integrated with writing instruction. Applying writing skills across the curriculum includes assignments that use the various writing forms to major content areas (taking notes, summarizing/paraphrasing, learning logs). Multimedia reports, email communications, planning personal websites, and citing electronic sources are integrated with more traditional writing experiences. Extensive coverage and well-developed evaluation rubrics based on the six traits of writing are part of the revising/editing process. Worth mentioning, there are occasional references to classroom activities, although most of these can easily be done in a homeschool setting.
Colorfully illustrated, the 6.5” x 9” Student Handbooks provide user friendly lessons, visually appealing information, and an emphasis on self-review. The comprehensive online Teacher Guide is available at the publisher’s website. The Teacher Guide includes the scope and sequence, yearlong timetable, getting-started activities, lesson plans, assessment supports, downloadable activities, lesson specific mini lessons and more. Parents and Teachers will appreciate the lesson correlations CCSS, TEKS, and LAFS.
Recommended but optional, the SkillsBooks provide systematic grammar, usage, and mechanics practice at each grade level. The SkillsBook Teacher’s Edition includes full size student pages with answers (if indicated). No additional teaching instruction included. Grade level courses are available as well as All Write, a remedial ELA program that enables middle school students to catch up before high school. It is also an excellent resource for ESL/ELL students. Available individually or in a package with Handbook, SkillsBook, and SkillsBook Teacher Guide. See individual grade levels for content overview. Convenient grade level packages are available, and include the Handbook (with online Teacher’s Guide), SkillsBook, and SkillsBook Teacher’s Edition.
These materials offer complete coverage of both writing and grammar.