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Create Better Writers at any level

When students believe they can succeed, they begin to enjoy writing. Many teachers believe that ours is the best writing curriculum. Students and teachers alike discover that writing isn’t as difficult as they once thought. Our writing books and English writing lessons teach 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 instruction while showing them how grammar and punctuation can make their writing skills better.

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Janet C.

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.

Paula T.

Thank you so much, and thank you for putting these books together! This is the BEST grammar series I have ever used. 

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Anonymous

We wrote a research paragraph this week, and it went quite well! The book provides clear directions and offers much encouragement in how to teach your students how to research and write well.

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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 other's writing in these five areas. Students reinforce past lessons while assessing each other's 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 life. Click the book cover for more information. Click here to purchase.

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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.

An added benefit of these worksheets and journal activities is that students will also be improving their English writing skills as well. Throughout these worksheets, students will be encouraged to use dialogue, add adjectives and interrupters, write complex sentences, and much more.

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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 Home School.

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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.)

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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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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

If you're a homeschool teacher needing help with the question that how to teach writing skills?, check out The Homeschool Writing Action Plan. It 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 what grade the student when he or she starts the program.

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Writing Tip

#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 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,” “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.