Build competence and confidence through concise, focused minilessons!
Each chapter features step-by-step instruction for a commonly tested writing genre such as a research report, narrative, opinion/argumentative, informative/explanatory, and literary analysis.
Starting with a source text, students focus on the key elements that distinguish good writing for the genre.
—Scaffolded tasks help students break down each element into manageable chunks.
—Each task builds upon the last, leading to a finished product.
—You Try It writing performance tasks provide test practice and additional feedback opportunity.
Student models, differentiated instruction, and group/partner activities all help strengthen writing skills and understanding.
Editing skills practice of common language and style issues.
This grade-level workbook series adds a strong grammatical dimension to the reading and writing curriculum by helping students understand the how and why of their language as they build a practical, working knowledge of grammar and how it applies to writing.
Effective, student-friendly, and engaging practice of grammar with a wide variety of exercises.
Writing activities in every lesson put skills to use and reinforce understanding.
The lessons are structured to provide review and reinforcement.
A cross-curricular approach weaves science, math, geography, and history into the lessons.
Pretests and posttests assess knowledge—perfect practice for state or standardized tests.
Perfect for take-home activities, after-school programs, and summer school.