The Student Workbook encourages independent composition, while the Instructor Text contains easy-to-use supporting information for the teacher, rubrics for grading, sample compositions, and dialogue to use while teaching. Together, the Student Workbook and Instructor Text provide a full year of middle-grade writing instruction, preparing students to enter high-level rhetoric. Skills Taught: * One- and two-level outlining * Writing chronological narratives, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences across the curriculum * Constructing basic literary essays on fiction and poetry * Researching and documenting source material * First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition Features of the program: * Writing assignments are modeled on examples from great literature and classic nonfiction * All source material for assignments is provided-no other books are needed * This Student Workbook encourages independence by directing all assignments to the student * Instructor Text (sold separately) provides scripted dialogue to use when the student has difficulty, plus detailed guidance on how to evaluate the student's work * Second volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition
About the Author
Susan Wise Bauer is the best-selling author of the Story of the World series and The Well-Trained Mind, among other works. She lives in Virginia.