SkillsBooks lessons complement the writing units in the Write One Student Handbook and cover grammar, punctuation, capitals, plurals, and sentences. It also includes additional writing practice with lists, notes, letters, stories and descriptions, as well as a personal word dictionary. Students are encouraged to draw and color pictures to personalize their book.
The Write One SkillsBook is filled with fun language activities that help your students improve their writing, words, sentences, and correctness. These lessons complement the writing units in the Write One student handbook, allowing your students to learn language skills and apply them immediately in their writing, revising, and editing.
You'll find 142 pages helping students with . . .
- Writing Skills like sentences, capitals, plurals, punctuation, grammar, high-frequency words, and usage
- Writing Practice with lists, notes, letters, stories, descriptions, and much more
- A Personal Word Dictionary to encourage students to gather favorite words for every letter of the alphabet—and even write an alphabet poem!
Make sure to order a Write One SkillsBook Teacher's Edition so that you will have all the answers.
Your students will feel like they are playing with letters, sounds, words, and sentences as they make their way through the Write One SkillsBook. But you will know they are learning key skills in focused activities, moving from basic literacy toward confidence as young writers, readers, and thinkers. They will think of this as a funbook, not a workbook, and they will gladly return to learn more!
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.