Writing Strands: Beginning 1


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For Grade 5-8

Writing Strands Beginning 1 will help your junior high student master basic writing with unique exercises on dialogue, reporting, interviews, role playing, persuasion, story writing, organizing, and grouping ideas.

SKU M018-5
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 1.40
Title Writing Strands: Beginning 1
Series Writing Strands
ISBN 13 9781683440185
Contributors Dave Marks
Binding Paperback
Page Count 232
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 8 1/2 x 11

Learn Language Arts Through Creative Writing!

Students will begin developing a solid foundation in communication as they develop their creative writing skills in Writing Strands Beginning 1! Through interactive lessons, simple guided writing assignments, literature evaluation, and role-playing, students will learn how to:

  • Use adjectives to construct sentences
  • Present actions in a logical sequence
  • Write conversations using dialogue structure
  • Describe objects by observing and defining differences
  • Read and evaluate literature
  • and so much more!

A Comprehensive Approach

Writing Strands Beginning 1 takes a comprehensive approach to language arts, teaching students components of grammar, sentence construction, logical sequencing, and structure while also developing the student's reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students learn how to read and evaluate literature, practice spelling, address envelopes, learn the importance of eye contact, and so much more!

Fully Updated for a New Generation!

With over a 30 year history, Writing Strands has proven itself to be a solid, powerful tool for teaching students to write and communicate clearly. Writing Strands Beginning 1 includes a convenient daily schedule and has been fully updated, clarified, and simplified for ease of use.

Writing Strands Beginning 1 is a hybrid course that combines Reading Strands and Writing Strands Level 2 into one course. Worksheets are now provided to add structure to reading assignments chosen by the teacher.

Students will rotate writing and reading assignments each week—thus also learning to write through literature because good readers make good writers! Additionally, the Bible is now used as the literature base for teaching how characters are developed within the elements of literature.

Writing Strands Beginning 1 Features:

  • Suggested Daily Schedule—saving you time!
  • Student Worksheets
  • Teaching Instructions
  • New literature component
  • 3-hole punched, perforated pages

Course Features:

  • 30-45 minutes per lesson, 5x per week
  • Recommended Grade Level: 5 - 8
  • Designed for student & teacher to work through together
  • Equivalent to Writing Strands Level 2
We enjoyed it
Review by shun
My son used this because at the time there was not another LA lessons for a living level to go to. I did enjoy being able to choose his own literature, so he was introduced to a couple of great novels. We are excited to get back to LA lessons for a living for this next school year. The good thing about this curriculum is that it gives just enough for each lesson and introduces the information in an easy format. I liked the charts used to categorize the books of the bible and understanding the different types of literature. I think it may still be a good addition to use along side our Language arts for a living curriculum that we will begin.
Pretty Good
Review by El
Overall, I am happy with this book. Unfortunately, since my son writes such short answers to get the lesson done, I wish there were more detailed questions to get a little more detailed answers. He is definitely writing better than when we started!
Would Recommend!
Review by Kristy
The lessons are gentle, and easy to understand.
Good solid program
Review by CRISTINA
I really liked this course but it wasn't a good fit for my daughter. She really loved LLFALE and this course just didn't click for her. We are both very excited that Master
books just released level 7 of LLFALE.
Review by Tabitha
My daughter has loved using this program. I give her the option to use whatever chapter books she chooses whether from my shelf or the library and she has flown through the curriculum and her writing level has increased tremendously!!
Looks like it will be great!
Review by Emily
We just started Writing Strands: Beginning 1. While the beginning is pretty basic, it looks like it is going to be a great aid in helping my son to become a better writer.
Review by Lara
My daughter loves these writing assignments
Not a good fit
Review by Jenna
It wasn't a good fit for my 5th grader. He is advanced in a lot of areas but writing isn't one of them. We decided to hold off on this curriculum after using for 6 weeks. We will try to use it again in the next year or 2. I just believe he wasn't ready for it. I would love to see a list of recommended books to go along with this curriculum.
Unfortunately this just wasn't a good fit for us
Review by Heather
My son and I did not enjoy this program enough to keep going. We did it for about 4 months but felt it was too dry personally.
Comprehensive Writing Curriculum
Review by Kareth
This was a great start into lengthier writing for my 5th grader. He enjoyed the reading weeks the best as he is a strong reader. I loved that scripture study was incorporated. The writing started off very gently but developed as the lessons progressed. His writing skills grew quite a bit over the year.
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