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Grammar and Writing
Elementary School through High School
Elementary School: Grades 4 - 6 (Ages 9 - 12)
How to Write Sentences People Love to Read!
What is a sentence made of?
Are there different kinds of sentences?
How do you start one?
How do you slow one down?
How do you stop one when it just wants to keep going and going and going and going and going and going
How do you write sentences people love to read?
Read this book and find out!
Full of interesting illustrations, this book introduces students to grammar in a friendly and easy-to-understand way. It covers basic parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, article), simple sentence structure, and basic punctuation with an emphasis on writing.
With the accompanying learning guide and workbook, students will increase their ability to write sentences people love to read!
The workbook provides many activities to help a student practice the grammar and writing skills being learned from the main text.
How to Make Your Writing Great!
Do you ever write reports for school, letters or emails, or write just for fun?
Every opportunity to write gives you a chance to communicate your ideas.
And if you can write well, people will enjoy it and understand exactly what you wanted to say.
This book contains simple tools you can use to make your writing great!
This book covers basic parts of speech, sentence structure, paragraph organization and how to revise and proofread one's work.
With the accompanying workbook and Learning Guide the student have the opportunity to develop writing skills and be asked to create, revise and proofread several pieces of their own writing.
The workbook gives the student the opportunity to practice what is being learned from the book, such as parts of speech and sentence structure.
Can you organize your ideas in writing?
Do you know how to build paragraphs and put them together in a sensible way?
Have you ever been taught how to write an interesting and effective essay?
…or even what an essay is supposed to be?
Find the answers to these questions and more in this simple book
Working With Essays, It’s All About the Message.
Read it. Use it.
And learn to write essays that always hit the mark!
Working With Grammar
How to Break it Down and Make it Work For You!
A general grammar text for middle school, teaching grammar through writing exercises. It covers all parts of speech, types of sentences, functions and case of nouns and pronouns in sentences.
The book is accompanied by six individual learning guides, which direct the student through the book and workbook.
The workbook accompanies the main Working with Grammar text, and provides all of the exercises that help students use what they are learning.
Working With Essays
It's All About the Message!
This book covers the basic skills involved in writing general essays in a simple and friendly way. Topics include the importance of interest and having a message, the parts of an essay, supporting details, outlines, revising and more.
The accompanying learning guide takes students through the book while supplying the opportunity to practice what they are learning.
This course assumes a student has basic knowledge of sentences and paragraphs, as provided in the Writing Paragraphs or course.
Middle School: Grades 7 & 8 (Ages 12 - 14)
Whether English is the language you grew up with or a second or third language you are trying to master, it can be both challenging and fun to understand how it works. Unfortunately, many students have become convinced that they don’t like grammar and that it is a difficult subject to understand.
Learning English grammar doesn’t have to be hard.
Working with Grammar, How to Break It Down & Make It Work for You!, along with its accompanying workbook, was written to help anyone master English grammar one confident step at a time.
Study it. Use it.
And discover a greater appreciation for the beauty of English!
Getting Your Point Across in Writing
How to Write Essays that Have Impact!
Many young people today are completing high school, even college, without the ability to write well. The ability to read and write is one thing. The ability to read and write well is another.
Meanwhile, surveys say that executives across widely ranging fields are looking for these qualities, above all others, in their applicant pools:
honesty and integrity
the ability to work well with others
the ability to write well
The first three may not be surprising, but why the ability to write well? Through reports, proposals, blogs, webpages, social media, magazines or books, strong writing allows important ideas to be shared.
Whether you struggle with writing or love it, whether you are a student wanting to write better essays or just someone wanting to improve your writing, this book was written to give you simple tools for Getting Your Point Across in Writing.
Read it. Use it.
Get your ideas shared.
In a friendly and inviting way, this book covers the main topics useful for writing essays that have impact. With the accompanying learning guide, students learn and practice the ins and outs of writing effective essays
High School:Grades 9 - 12 (Ages 14 -18)
Getting Writing Right
A High Schooler's Handbook on Punctuation & Grammar
Want to become a first-class authority on grammar? Probably not.
How about a specialist in punctuation rules? Not likely.
What most of us want is to be able to write well, to communicate effectively in writing.
What we need is a handy reference that will help us know whether we need a comma here or a semi-colon there.
Punctuation is simply the use of symbols to control the flow of writing and ensure it’s clear.
Grammar is simply how we put words together so our writing makes sense.
Getting Writing Right was created as a simple, go-to reference on these subjects—to help you become a better writer by providing a quick reference for use when writing.
Read it. Use it. And get your writing right!
Includes seven separate learning guides that help students progress through the book providing opportunities for lots of practice as they hone their skills.
A Simple, Clear Approach for High Schoolers
Just as the painter may capture a scene in a striking, unique and beautiful way, so can a writer capture reality in a way that is unique and creative
Whether you are writing essays, reports or research papers; articles, blogs or proposals; biographies, an autobiography or a book; here is a simple, clear approach to Writing Nonfiction.
And may your readers be both informed and inspired.