Wordsmith Student (3rd edition) e-book

Wordsmith Student (3rd edition) e-book

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Product Description:

This resource is an e-book version (pdf) of Wordsmith Student. Access to the e-books comes in an email with download information that is sent 1-2 business days after the order is processed. You then have 14 days to download the book which does not expire from your computer. (Access will come from the following email address: orders@commonsensepress.com.)

Instructions are directed to the student and interesting assignments encourage even reluctant writers. Lessons build from focusing on interesting word usage to sentence construction. The lessons also cover scene-setting, characterization, well-written dialogue, and culminate in the writing of a short story at the end. Students can complete the course in about a year, but you might want to alternate lessons with grammar instruction, other technical skills instruction, or other types of writing and “stretch out” the use of Wordsmith over a longer time period. The book allows ample room to write exercises, but students can also use regular paper so that the text can be re-used with several children. This book has been revised, and the new edition features additional exercises and examples, an expanded section on writing short stories, additional explanation and examples of revision, and review/practice quizzes.

Publisher Description:

For sixth grade skills and up, Wordsmith is the perfect companion to Learning Language Arts Through Literature. For young people who want to improve their writing skills, step-by-step instructions are provided that will help any writer improve his techniques. The introduction provides a brief review of grammar followed by instruction on building stronger sentences, exercise in descriptive and narrative writing, creating dialogue, story writing, and writing from a particular point of view. Plus, the essential skills of every good writer, practice in proofreading and revising. The third edition contains updated information, additional material, and more illustrations.
Category Description for Wordsmith (6-9):

Lessons build from focusing on interesting word usage to sentence construction, to scene-setting, characterization, and well-written dialogue, and culminate in the writing of a short story at the end. Students can complete the course in about a year, but you might want to alternate lessons with grammar instruction, other technical skills instruction, or other types of writing and "stretch out" the use of Wordsmith over a longer time period.




Category Description for Wordsmith Series:

Written by a homeschooling mom, the presentation of topics and skills in this book is outstanding! Instructions are directed to the student and interesting assignments encourage even reluctant writers. Lessons build from focusing on interesting word usage to sentence construction, to scene-setting, characterization, and well-written dialogue, and culminate in the writing of a short story at the end. Students can complete the course in about a year, but you might want to alternate lessons with grammar instruction, other technical skills instruction, or other types of writing and "stretch out" the use of Wordsmith over a longer time period. The book allows ample room to write exercises in, but students can also use regular paper so that you can re-use with several children. This book has also been revised, and the new edition features additional exercises and examples, an expanded section on writing short stories, additional explanation and examples of revision, and review/practice quizzes. An inexpensive teacher's guide is available for parents who want the extra help in teaching creative writing and includes answers, lesson plans, teaching suggestions, and ideas for expanding the lessons. This guide has also been revised, and includes more explanation of the "philosophy" of writing, further tips on revising, and more ideas for additional writing assignments.




Category Description for Other Writing Programs:

These materials contain both instruction and writing assignments but are not as broad in scope (types of writing) as the comprehensive programs.


Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade Start
7
Grade End
9
Format
Other
Brand Name
Common Sense Press
Weight
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i read a recommendation on "the well trained mind"
Rosa P on Feb 27, 2020
i read a recommendation on "the well trained mind"
Rosa P on Feb 27, 2020
Because this is a workbook that needs to be filled out, I'm assuming the pages are in a format that's printable (like PDF) as well as readable on an e-reader, but the description doesn't specify beyond "e-book" --? Thanks in advance for clarifying this for me!
Christa on Dec 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, these programs are in PDF format. They can be printed and can be read on any device.
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