This package includes the following items:
"What should I write? I don't know what to say. The so-called progressive approach leaves beginning writers ill-prepared for the art of writing.The Simply Classical Writing: Step-by-Stepseries combines copybook, grammar rules, and composition into one carefully-sequenced series of explicit instruction. Students receive necessary tools to practice early writing skills with confidence. Color-coding within each lesson provides multi-sensory encounters with capitalizing, punctuating, and editing. Sentences link to beautiful stories and engaging non-fiction. ThisTeacher Keyincludes sample answers for questions in theStudent, modeled in complete, well-formed sentences.
Created to accompany the Simply Classical Curriculum, this would also work well as a stand-alone introductory writing course for young elementary children or those who have been overwhelmed with other programs and may need a slower, methodical approach.
Books begin with "Teacher Notes," which contains helpful information like the supply list (colored pencils, pencil with good eraser and required resource books), teaching tips and a suggested schedule. A list of 12 Rules about Sentences follows which is integral to the lessons and serves as a valuable reference for student and teacher of the basics for good writing. Each leveled book is available in two options: Bible Story Edition or the Read Aloud Edition without Biblical content.
Book 2 builds on the concepts taught in Book 1. More in-depth coverage is given to grammar and sentence structure including: sentences vs sentence fragments; declarative, interrogative and exclamatory sentences; adjectives, adverbs, nouns, pronouns, verbs; synonyms, antonyms; story synopses; main ideas, and more. Writing lessons culminate with students writing themed paragraphs using their own words or the included prompts. Writing lines measure 3/8" and have a dotted center. The Bible Story Edition requires The Story Bible (#053115). The Read Aloud Edition includes numerous additional resources, see website or contact us for the list. Families purchasing the Simply Classical Level 3 American History Read Aloud Set will not need to purchase additional resources for Book 2. At this level, there is a separate Teacher Answer Key which includes the student pages with provided answers, reproducible visual aids, book or bible verse list, reproducible templates for additional practice and certificate of completion. Student Books 145 pgs. pb. Teacher Answer Keys are 155 pgs. pb. ~ Deanne
Created to accompany the Simply Classical Curriculum Level 2 (#065885), this would also work well as a stand-alone introductory writing course for young elementary children or those who have been overwhelmed with other programs and may need a slower, methodical approach.
Formatted similarly, each book begins with "Teacher Notes" which lists suggested supplies (green, blue, and red colored pencils, pencil with good eraser and required resource books), teaching information and a brief four-day suggested schedule. Also, includes tips for modifying the lessons for struggling students and additional challenge exercises for children who find the course too easy. In this section is also a list of the 12 Rules about Sentences that are taught throughout the course. These rules provide an overview of complete sentences, punctuation, types of sentences, spacing, and parts of speech. Each weekly lesson is 3 pages in length and includes a story reading, sentence rule(s) to learn, copy work, a create a sentence activity using a word list, a challenge sentence writing activity to free write about the story, and a drawing/illustration activity. Additional resources are required to accompany each book. Available in two options, Bible Story Edition or the Read Aloud Edition, without Biblical content. The Bible Story Edition requires A Child's Garden of Bible Stories (item #25212), although you can use any Bible story collection by matching the themes to the lesson. The Read Aloud Edition requires numerous additional resources; please contact us for the complete list.
Books are consumable, and not reproducible (except for the extra practice template in the back of the book.) Writing lines measure 1/2" and have a dotted center line. Includes a certificate of completion. SC. 118-119 pgs. ~Deanne
These materials offer complete coverage of both writing and grammar.