Connections: Writing & Language

Connections: Writing & Language

Grades 6–12

An easy-to-use, reference-oriented approach to help students develop their grammar, usage, mechanics, vocabulary, spelling, writing and editing skills.

  • The student-friendly format is perfect for supporting both instruction and independent writing.
  • Each writing or language minilesson focuses on a targeted skill with scaffolded practice, independent practice, and assessment.
  • Reproducible student workbooks for language practice and writing practice include grade-level activities to reinforce skills.
  • The content in this program is integrated within the Connections English Language Arts Interactive Gold Editions for ease of implementation as part of a complete literature and language arts program. Contact your educational sales consultant for more information.

Titles in This Program

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Connections: Writing & Language—Middle School

  • Connections: Writing & Language Grade 6
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  • Connections: Writing & Language - Middle School
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Connections: Writing & Language—High School

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  • Connections: Writing & Language - Grade 9
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Program Features & Resources

Features

Language Minilessons

The minilesson format allows you to pinpoint specific language topics for practice and instruction with all the resources you need.

  • Models and handy reference tables.
  • Practice activities.
  • ELL support and differentiated instruction.
  • Assessments.

Writing Minilessons

Each sequence of minilessons leads step-by-step through the writing process for a specific genre of writing or the writer's craft. Focus on a specific aspect of writing or use for a complete writing unit.

  • Models, rubrics, and reference tables for all major writing genres.
  • Practice activities.
  • ELL support and differentiated instruction.
  • Writing prompts, rubrics, student models, and assessments.

Reading, Speaking & Listening Minilessons

Close Reading lessons help students extract meaning from texts by

  • defining the purpose for each read.
  • probing with great questions.
  • identifying patterns and analyzing evidence.
  • sharing insights with others.

Word Study lessons reinforce skills and strategies for building a more powerful vocabulary and selecting words that communicate meaning.

Speaking and Listening lessons provide strategies and activities for

  • formal and informal speaking.
  • active listening.
  • group collaboration.

Language and Writing Skills Practice

  • Consumable print editions available as softcover 5-packs.
  • Grade-level practice activities reinforce skills in grammar, usage, mechanics, vocabulary, spelling, sentence structure, word choice, and revising and editing writing.
Teacher Materials

Teacher Edition

The Connections: Writing & Language grade-level specific teacher materials provide planning guidance and instructional support including:

  • PowerPoint minilessons in writing and language
  • guided instruction
  • warm-up activities
  • differentiation strategies
  • collaborative learning activities
  • workplace applications

Assessment

Extensive assessment resources include:

  • pretests, chapter, and end-of-course tests
  • rubrics
  • student models
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