Each chapter in this 3rd edition program combines review, practice, and writing starting with a review of sentence patterns in Chapter 1 and one part of speech in each chapter, 2 through 8. Chapters 9 through 15 focus on the mechanics of writing, library skills, study skills, and composition skills. Different types of writing are incorporated into each chapter, including comparison/contrast, personal experience, research essay, poetry, a devotional, personal response to literature, writing for the media, recording an oral history and letter writing. Chapters begin with a story excerpt or poem to be used as discussion for the concept being presented. Every chapter concludes with a review. There is plenty of practice in the student worktext. The Teacher's Edition contains a Support Materials CD-ROM which contains PDFs of blackline masters to supplement lessons.
Beginning in grade 2, Bob Jones offers a complete English program at all levels to train students to communicate effectively. Both oral and written skills are developed, with increasing emphasis on composition at the upper levels. Everything that you would expect in an English program is here from mechanics, to word types, grammar (including parts of speech and diagramming), and all types and forms of writing - including analysis and composition. As with all Bob Jones materials, the course integrates Christian themes and references. Teacher's Editions contain daily lesson plans and answers to the student worktext exercises. Student worktexts are consumable and are centered on different themes at each grade level. Testpacks are made up of ready-to-use tests for each chapter, and answers to these are found in the Testpack Key. Brief overviews of skills by grade level are below. Required materials are listed first, followed by asterisked (*) items that are considered optional. Supplemental materials used at multiple grade levels are listed after the grade-level listings. Home School Kits contain Teacher's Edition, Worktext and test material at a lower price.
These materials offer complete coverage of both writing and grammar.