Writing & Grammar 7 Home School Kit 4th Edition
Set includes student, teacher, assessments, and key. Focuses on mastery of several parts of speech and five basic sentence patterns. A variety of writing assignments help hone composition skills. Also includes lessons on language origins and development.
Writing and Grammar 7 guides students toward formulating a biblical worldview of communication through writing by focusing on four themes: truth, beauty, virtue, and balance. This course leads students to become creators as they learn how to apply grammar skills to their writing. Grammar chapters offer systematic teaching of grammar concepts. Writing chapters teach students narrative, informative, and argumentative writing by leading them through the five steps of the writing process: planning, drafting, revising, proofreading, and publishing. Students will evaluate mentor texts and practice their writing and grammar skills with regular Writing Workshops.
This 4th edition program includes distinct changes. The student text is lengthened while the overall number of chapters is streamlined to 17 “workshops” (The previous edition’s 5 chapters covering dictionary and study skills, etc., were removed. This information has been added to the student Handbook).
While the entire course is written from a rooted-in-grammar perspective, chapters will alternate between a contextual grammar and a composition focus. Writing Workshops in each chapter target specific skills and provide direct application of writing skills such as, “showing vs telling,” writing rhythms, using appositives, expanding sentences, and more. Composition is centered in Biblical worldview goals: to be virtuous, truthful, and well-crafted. The writing method follows a progressive pattern: planning, drafting, revising, proofreading, and publishing. You’ll also find an emphasis on speaking and listening skills. The writing assignments (including MLA documentation) will emphasize narrative, informative, argumentative, and researching. Mentor text excerpts exemplify each assigned writing goal. A culminating project (a magazine article) recommends researching, interviewing, graphics insertion, “publication,” and collaboration.
The visually engaging, consumable student worktexts start with sentence analysis (studying verbs first and then nouns), move to other parts of speech (with a diagramming emphasis), clauses, verbals, agreement, mastering grammar, and mechanics. Students are guided well with checklists, specific task steps, models and examples, and a Spelling Skills and Study Skills Handbook at the end. 476 pgs, pb.
The two-volume teacher editions are wrap-around format with lined space for notes. You’ll find objectives as well as a list of resources needed. These include tools to explain the Gospel, a spelling and study skills handbook, instructional aids (to succinctly explain citations, referencing, rubrics, and additional grammar “games”). Teaching methodology follows an engage, instruct, apply, and assess pattern, with optional differentiated and collaborative education strategies. Teaching Boxes provide terms, definitions, examples and more. Assessments provide 14-chapter tests. A separate key provides assessment answers. Buy items individually or purchase the Home School Kit which includes the student, teacher, assessments, and key.
Focuses on mastery of several parts of speech and five basic sentence patterns. A variety of writing assignments help hone composition skills. Also includes lessons on language origins and development.
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.