Writing Strands: Beginning 2 (Scratch & Dent)


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Develop your student's foundational writing skills in Writing Strands Beginning 2! Designed for students who can independently write paragraphs (5th - 8th grade), Writing Strands Beginning 2 focuses on foundational skills, written exercises, and the overall writing process.

Through simple, guided writing exercises, reading, and literature evaluation, students will learn how to write organized sentences and paragraphs, explore main and supporting ideas, and learn how to create characters in this self-directed language arts course.

This copy of the book is slightly worn

A Look Inside


Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 1.50
Title Writing Strands: Beginning 2
Series Writing Strands
ISBN 13 9781683440192
Contributors Dave Marks
Binding Paperback
Page Count 268
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 8 1/2 x 11

Explore Language Arts Through Creative Writing!

Writing Strands Beginning 2 explores the art of writing effectively—and creatively! In this comprehensive course, students will discover how to create engaging sentences, craft vivid descriptions, introduce characters within a story, identify cultural aspects of literature, and so much more!

Through interactive, guided exercises students will learn how to:

  • Follow written directions
  • Structure sentences & paragraphs
  • Create character thoughts
  • Organize information
  • Design relatable characters
  • and so much more!

A Comprehensive Approach

Writing Strands Beginning 2 takes a comprehensive approach to language arts, teaching students how to construct effective sentences, present a logical sequence of events, and structure paragraphs while also developing the student's reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students will learn how to read and evaluate literature, practice spelling, analyze worldview, and write a story!

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 2 includes a convenient daily schedule and has now been fully updated, clarified, and simplified for ease of use.

Writing Strands Beginning 2 is a hybrid course that combines Reading Strands and Writing Strands Level 3 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 story setting can be used to form captivating pieces of literature.

Writing Strands Beginning 2 Features:

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

Course Features:

  • 30-45 minutes per lesson, 5x per week
  • Recommended Grade Level: 5 - 8
  • Self-Directed
  • Equivalent to Writing Strands Level 3
Good for beginner writers
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I have been using this with my fourth grader, but I feel like it could easily be used with older children. She very much enjoys that the lessons alternate between reading and writing lessons. It really does help the curriculum from becoming stagnant or boring. It is fairly easy to use as a self-directed program but could be used as with assistance as well. My daughter's writing has drastically improved since using this program. It covers a large amount of information but isn't overwhelming in its approach. The instruction and guidance are clear and easy to understand. There is an expectation of basic grammar knowledge going into the course, but it definitely builds on and gives practical applications for grammar practice. It has a suggested schedule included, which is incredibly useful for planning out your lessons and school year. Overall, we are very pleased with this curriculum and will likely continue to the next level when we have completed this one.

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