Writer's Express SkillsBook Grade 5
Complementing the writing units in the Student Handbook, students receive additional instruction and practice through age-appropriate activities. Proofreading activities cover punctuation, capitalization, abbreviations, plurals, spelling, and proper word usage. Sentence combining, correcting sentence errors, and sentence variety are covered. Grammar and usage activities are also included. Although the Grade 4 and 5 SkillsBooks rely on the same Student Handbook, the activities vary with more advanced exercises in Grade 5.
The Writers Express Skillsbook for grade 5 is filled with fun language activities that help your students improve the correctness of their writing. These lessons complement the writing units in the Writers Express student handbook, allowing your students to learn grammar skills and apply them immediately in their revising and editing. You'll find more than 180 pages devoted to practice activities covering these conventions of language:
Make sure to order a Writers Express SkillsBook Teacher's Edition (Grade 5) so that you will have all the answers.
Each SkillsBook activity includes a brief introduction to the topic and examples showing how to complete the activity. Cross-references to the "Proofreader's Guide" in Writers Express help your students find more rules and examples to improve their use of language conventions. Your students will also get extensive practice in combining sentences, correcting sentence errors (run-ons, comma splices, fragments, and so on), and using the parts of speech (noun, pronoun, verb, and so on).
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.