Mini-Books

What Are Mini-Books?

Many of our books cover multiple standards and are extremely comprehensive. For example, our Standards Based Grammar series covers dozens to skills and can be used as a daily grammar / language routine. However, there may be times when a teacher only needs material for a single standard. These mini-books contain stand-alone units that are highly focused on specific topics.

Most of the mini-books below come from our Standards Based Grammar or Common Core Based Language series.

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Cost: $6.95

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Objective: The objective of these worksheets is to help students understand the comma rules so well that they are using the rules within the context of actual writing situations.

Book Includes:

  1. Pretest and Checklists
  2. Worksheets
  3. Extension and Journal Activities
  4. Post Test and Project

Cost: $5.95

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Objective: The objective of these worksheets is to help students learn the capitalization rules so well that they retain them and are using the rules within the context of actual writing situations.

Book Includes:

  1. Pretest and Checklists
  2. Worksheets
  3. Extension and Journal Activities
  4. Post Test and Project

Cost: $5.95

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Objective: The purpose of this book is to help students improve their vocabulary by learning more than fifty Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, and root words.

Book Includes:

  1. Unit 1 - Greek and Latin Prefixes & Suffixes
  2. Unit 2 - Greek and Latin Root Words
  3. Unit 3 - Greek Root Words (4 Week Unit)
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Cost: $6.95

Download Preview: Click Here

Book Includes:

  1. Pretest and Checklists
  2. Worksheets
  3. Extension and Journal Activities
  4. Post Test and Project

Comma Rules and Sentence Building

(43 Pages)

YouTube Demonstrations

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Cost: $6.95

Download Preview: Click Here

Objective: The objective of these worksheets is to help students understand the comma rules so well that they are using the rules within the context of actual writing situations.

Book Includes:

  1. Pretest and Checklists
  2. Worksheets
  3. Extension and Journal Activities
  4. Post Test and Project

Cost: $5.95

Download Preview: Click Here

Objective: The objective of these worksheets is to help students learn the capitalization rules so well that they retain them and are using the rules within the context of actual writing situations.

Book Includes:

  1. Pretest and Checklists
  2. Worksheets
  3. Extension and Journal Activities
  4. Post Test and Project

Cost: $5.95

Download Preview: Click Here

Objective: The purpose of this book is to help students improve their vocabulary by learning more than fifty Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, and root words.

Book Includes:

  1. Unit 1 - Greek and Latin Prefixes & Suffixes
  2. Unit 2 - Greek and Latin Root Words
  3. Unit 3 - Greek Root Words (4 Week Unit)
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Cost: $4.95

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Objective: The objective of these worksheets is to teach students the rules for spelling irregular plural nouns. Best for Grades 2 - 4.

Book Includes:

  1. Pretest and Checklists
  2. Worksheets
  3. Extension and Journal Activities
  4. Post Test and Project

Cost: $5.95

Download Preview: Click Here

Objective: The objective of these worksheets is to help students learn the capitalization rules so well that they retain them and are using the rules within the context of actual writing situations.

Book Includes:

  1. Pretest and Checklists
  2. Worksheets
  3. Extension and Journal Activities
  4. Post Test and Project

Cost: $5.95

Download Preview: Click Here

Objective: The purpose of this book is to help students improve their vocabulary by learning more than fifty Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, and root words.

Book Includes:

  1. Unit 1 - Greek and Latin Prefixes & Suffixes
  2. Unit 2 - Greek and Latin Root Words
  3. Unit 3 - Greek Root Words (4 Week Unit)
473cc3b9-2414-4a83-a8ff-f347beea97e3Comma Rules Cover

Cost: $6.95

Download Preview: Click Here

Book Includes:

  1. Pretest and Checklists
  2. Worksheets
  3. Extension and Journal Activities
  4. Post Test and Project

Comma Rules and Sentence Building

(43 Pages)

YouTube Demonstrations

What Are the Benefits of The Complete Writing Program?

  • 1 Save yourself dozens of hours correcting papers. The teacher does not need to correct every piece of writing assigned in order for the students to receive meaningful feedback. The students will know what great writers do and share what they’ve learned with each other during writing conferences.
  • 2 Students learn how to communicate their knowledge of writing to others. Students will develop their writing skills within the five areas of great writing at a different pace. Therefore, during writing conference time, they share their particular expertise. Your lessons become much more powerful when the students hear it again from fellow students.
  • 3 You have an army of mini-teachers in your class reinforcing the skills you’ve taught. Imaging your entire class reteaching your writing lessons to each other. Click Here to see an illustration of this concept, and you will understand the powerful this program. Illustration
  • 4 Your own one-on-one conference time with the students will be more powerful. You can pinpoint problem areas within your students' writing. Furthermore, they will understand why they are weak in a certain area and begin improving.
  • 5 More lesson plans than you can use in a year. Select the lessons that are right for you and your students.
  • 6 Use these powerful lessons for your observations with the principal. Teachers who have used lessons from The Complete Writing Program for their evaluations have reported remarkable results. Administrators have been so impressed that they’ve requested workshops in order to train their entire staff.

Why Grades 3-12?

In theory, the five key elements of great writing can apply to emerging writers in kindergarten through grade 2. However, this program begins when the student is capable of writing a paragraph. (The Complete Writing Program will even show you how to do that.)

The five areas of great writing are the same regardless of age. The teacher will simply be building the students’ skills in the five areas at his/her grade level. Third graders will build their skills in the five areas at the third grade level while twelfth graders will build their skills at the twelfth grade level. The Complete Writing Program will help you decide what is right for your grade level.

This program has worked successfully in community college summer writing programs with students from grades four through eight in the same class.

Supercharge Your Adopted Language Arts Program

Maybe your school or district has an adopted language arts program such as Houghton Mifflin, SRA/Open Court, Scholastic, etc… Their writing ideas might be terrific. However, many of these programs teach each piece of writing and HOPE that the students can put the writing pieces together.

The Complete Writing Program supercharges these programs. When you teach writing lessons out of these programs, your students will know exactly where each piece fits into the five elements of great writing. Furthermore, when you teach lessons out of your language arts program, your students will automatically look to see how it fits into the five elements of great writing. Again, you will have a class full of mini-teachers helping you reach your objectives.

What is the Value of The Complete Writing Program?

Author's Message

When I first started teaching, I spent $100’s of dollars on books and workshops to help me become a better writing teacher. Yet, at the end of each school year, I never really felt confident that I had prepared my students adequately in writing.

I began taking ideas from books, workshops, and district approved material and altering these ideas to make them more productive. I knew that I was on to something when teachers began using my ideas in their own classroom. When you see the improvements in your students’ writing abilities, you will see the incredible value of this program. It’s a program you buy once and learn once. However, you will be using these powerful step-by-step procedures throughout your teaching career.

What is the value of this program? Honestly, I can’t say. All I know is the extreme joy I feel when my students skillfully use the new writing concepts that I have taught them. I feel good when I’m able to help other teachers improve the quality of their students’ writing. Finally, I’ve known great satisfaction when, at the end of the school year, I compare my students' writing to samples from the beginning of the year. It is clear that they have improved immensely. To me, this program is priceless. I want every teacher to feel the same confidence and satisfaction.

Is The Complete Writing Program Standards Based?

YES! Not only will your students become great writers, they will be VERY well prepared for state/federal standardized tests. Check your writing and grammar standards for your grade and state. The odds are great that your students will be tested on such things as:

  • Main ideas within the paragraph
  • Topic, supporting, and closing sentences
  • Variety of sentence structure
  • Vocabulary development
  • Imagery

You will be confident your students did well on these tests. In many cases, teachers will hear their students talking about the test after it is finished. “I saw an ‘Appositive’”, “I saw an ‘Interrupter’”, “I saw an ‘Adjective Writing Trick’”. Not only are the students getting the correct answers on the test, they are naming the rule that applied.

The Complete Writing Program is powerful on so many levels.

Look Inside The Complete Writing Program

The Complete Writing Program is a workshop in a book

At the very least, it will show you, step-by-step, how to build stronger, more confident writers one day at a time.
At its best, it will help you build an army of great writers within your class who will help you with your goal: building great writers.

Have you ever taught your class how to write an essay/story; spent hours reading and editing every one; gave the students constructive feedback; then have your students revise, edit and publish it? If you have, you know that it can be incredibly time consuming. Serious, meaningful conferencing between student and teacher is a luxury most teachers can’t enjoy very often. Why not work smarter, not harder? The Complete Writing Program will show you how to set up your class so your students are modeling and reinforcing the skills you teach on a regular basis, not you!

$59.95