Create Better Writers at any level
When students believe they can succeed, they begin to enjoy writing more. This program will certainly help with this as students and teachers alike discover that writing isn’t as difficult as they once thought. Our writing curriculum teaches students one simple trick that students use to turn paragraphs into magnificent stories, essays, and research reports. Our writing and grammar worksheets give students step-by-step instructions while showing them how grammar and punctuation can make their writing skills better.
I love your book! I have been teaching for 43 years and am upset that I did not have it earlier. It is truly a teacher’s gift to writing. Your ideas are so practical and easy for students to understand. I have seen enthusiasm and improvement in my students’ writing. Thank you so much for writing it.
Do you need a complete writing program?
These books contain excellent worksheets and lesson plans that can give you effective writing units, or they can provide your writing plan for the year. Appropriate for grades 3+.
The Complete Writing Program helps teachers train their students to be life long learners. It teaches students the five aspects of great writing and shows them how to assess each others' writing in these five areas. Students reinforce past lessons while assessing each others' writing while providing valuable peer tutoring in the process. This is truly a dynamic writing program.
Topics include: Writing Assessment; The Writing Process; Sentence Building; Descriptive Writing; Vocabulary Building; and more.
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The paragraph is the foundation of writing. If students master the paragraph, most other writing falls into place. This book teaches students one simple trick that makes writing paragraphs very easy. Using this simple trick, students can go on to learn to write essays, research reports, and so much more. Click the book cover for more information. Click here to purchase.
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This step-by-step lesson plan helps students learn to write powerful essays. Use one simple trick to help students get started. Gradually build students' skills and confidence as you add step after step. Before they know it, students have mastered a skill they will use throughout their entire lives. Click the book cover for more information. Click here to purchase.
Do you need help improving the quality of your students' sentences?
Writing Tricks Plus
Great writers use a variety of sentence structures. Help your students learn 16 "tricks" that will help improve punctuation while building their sentence writing skills. Worksheets and journal practice help students master multiple skills. The book further shows the teacher how to transition the students into using these techniques within their every day writing until these skills become intuitive. Useful for journal activities, warm-ups, and mini-lessons. Click the book cover for more information. Click here to purchase.
Comma Rules and Sentence Building
The objective of these worksheets is to help students understand comma rules so well that they are using the rules within the context of actual writing situations.
Students will learn punctuations rules while improving their writing skills at the same time. Throughout these worksheets, students will be encouraged to use dialogue, add adjectives and interrupters, write complex sentences, and much more.
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Do you need help improving your students' Grammar or Punctuation?
Standards Based Grammar...
...is a daily grammar program that systematically teaches your students every grammar skill required at each grade level. The purpose of Standards Based Grammar is to give the students the spoken and written rules of the English language in an easy, step-by-step program.
Each book of this series is powerful enough to be a daily program, yet affordable enough to purchase for each individual unit. Available in Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7-8, and Homeschool.
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Standards Based Grammar: Consumables
Save time, money, and wear on your copy machine. Consumables for Standards Based Grammar will also help students keep track of their work for quick review of all grammar standards required for your grade level. Available for Grades 3 through 6 and a Grades 7 – 8 edition. (Minimum purchase of 3 unless purchased with a teacher's edition.)
Common Core Based Language: Grade 6
The purpose of this book is to help students learn the 6th grade Common Core State Standards for language and be able to apply these standards within their everyday lives.
Students will complete a variety of activities that help them utilize multiple learning modalities. These lessons and worksheets also incorporate the best practices of education by using Direct Interactive Instruction (DII) as a method of learning the material. Whether a teacher has been trained in these strategies is not important as many of the worksheets give the teacher a step-by-step guide to help the students master the standards.
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Do you need help teaching the research report?
How to Teach the Research Report
Section 1 - Basic Research Reports: Teach your students the steps required to write research reports with mini-research reports. Students gradually learn that the only difference between a one-paragraph, one-page, or twenty-page research report is time. Perfect for upper elementary students, struggling writers, or as short assignments in history, science, or English.
Section 2 - Moderate Research Reports: Students who have learned the basic research report will quickly grasp the five-paragraph research report. Teachers have the option to begin here if they wish. Perfect for middle school students and older.
Section 3 - Multiple Page Reports: Have your students work their way up to multiple page reports or begin here. It's your choice. The step-by-step plan will show your students that research reports do not need to be difficult.
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Home School Teachers
Do you want to help your children build their writing skills until mastery is reached? Do you want a “road map” that will help you get them there? The Home School Writing Action Plan will show you where to start and how to progress from grades three through high school.
This book maps out a step-by-step plan for creating outstanding writers. Its pacing guide shows you how to create the same outstanding writers no matter the student's grade when he or she starts the program.
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#21 - Teach Root Words
There are thousands upon thousands of words in the English language. We can give list after list of words for our students to memorize and still not come close to teaching them all. Why not get more bang for your buck and teach root words. Think about it. If you teach one vocabulary word, your students learn one vocabulary word. If you teach one Greek or Latin Root, your students can learn dozens of words.
Try the word “bene.” Knowing that this word means “good” will help your students learn many words such as “benediction,” “beneficial,” “benefit,” beneficiary,” “benefactor,” and “benevolent.” A quick search of Greek and Latin words will give you dozens of great words to use in your vocabulary program. There is a chapter in The Complete Writing Program with lists of words and a vocabulary routine to go with it. There are also worksheets to help your students get the most out of these words. This beneficial list will be a benevolent gift as they become the beneficiaries of a better vocabulary.