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Essentials in Writing Level 7 Online Access & Workbook - 2nd Ed. (C9977)

Essentials in Writing Level 7 Online Access & Workbook - 2nd Ed. (C9977)

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Item Code: C9977
Publisher: Essentials In Writing
Series: Essentials in Writing
Grades: 7

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-A physical copy of the Student Textbook/Workbook and Teacher Handbook will be shipped to you.
-Includes access to ONLINE Student Textbook/Workbook and Teacher Handbook
-Includes 12-month online video lesson access with FREE renewals. (Contact us for renewal)

-Assessment/Resource Book providing quizzes and tests available for add-on. Click here

*** After purchase, you will receive a separate email with login information. You will be asked to select immediate access (start anytime prior to Aug 1) or select August 1 to begin your 12 month access.

Essentials in Writing Level 7
Second Edition

This homeschool writing curriculum features a slow, systematic approach for seventh grade students, aged 12 to 13, to learn to write well. The step-by-step approach allows students to focus on small, daily assignments, so they don't feel overwhelmed and retain the information.

-Lesson-by-lesson video instruction for students

How old are 7th level students?
The general age for students completing Level 7 is 12 or 13 years old. The age can vary depending on if a child has started school early, on time, or is repeating a grade. The age of the student does not delegate if a child can complete this writing course. Instead, we recommend that students have a basic understanding of spelling, grammar, sentences, composition, and the skills taught in Level 6 before beginning.

What is the 7th grade homeschool writing curriculum?
In homeschool, 7th grade writing curriculum consists of online video lessons, a student textbook/workbook, and an answer key. Parents use this homeschool writing curriculum to guide their students through grammar and writing for the 7th grade. Seventh grade students should already have a basic understanding of grammar, how to write sentences and a basic paragraph, and the basic concept of beginning, middle, and end in writing.

Why choose Essentials in Writing?
Essentials in Writing is an excellent choice for homeschool curriculum because it is not parent intensive, and each composition follows a step-by-step process (The Writing Process) broken down into small chunks of information with the act of modeling provided by the teacher, Mr. Stephens, on video.

7th grade writing as a Tutoring Program
Many parents and teachers use this program for the children and students as a middle school writing tutor. Because each composition follows a step-by-step process (The Writing Process) broken down into small chunks of information with the act of modeling provided by the teacher, Mr. Stephens, on video, students learn to write well with ease. Additionally, given the fact that the lessons are short and compositions are written over several days rather than in one sitting, Essentials in Writing is an easy add to a student's school day, like an after-school tutoring program. Most lessons are a maximum of 30 minutes each day, including the time students spend watching the teacher on video and working on the assignment.

What is included in the Workbook?

7th Grade Writing Workbook

-Lesson content and activities that accompany the video lesson
-Writing graphic organizers that accompany the video lesson
-Separate parent/teacher handbook
-How to use the program
-34-week lesson planning option
-Writing icon descriptions
-Sample answers for each lesson
-Scoring rubric for compositions
-Point values for each activity and composition
-How to score activities and compositions

What should a grade 7 homeschool student know by the end of the year?
Students completing their 7th grade year should have mastered a number of skills and writing techniques.

-Apply parts of speech in writing
-Identify and correct common writing problems
-Use writing techniques to communicate effectively in written language
-Identify and use a variety of clauses and sentence structures to develop quality sentences
-Know and understand how to effectively paraphrase and summarize content
-Follow the writing process to communicate in paragraphs, narratives, letters, and essays
-Know and understand how to use strong details and examples to support opinions and examples in writing
-Know and understand how to develop thesis statements
-Identify audience and purpose
-Use graphic organizers effectively to organize writing content
-Know how to choose and appropriate writing form
-Understand formal and informal writing
-Understand how to format personal and business letters
-Know and understand effective writing skills: strong details, transitions, variety of sentence structure, effective use of dialogue, and effective use of vivid language and sensory details
-Research a topic using quality sources, paraphrase content, and include multiple small compositions in a research project

What is included in the course?
Unit One covers grammar instruction with activities where students learn to apply parts of speech, to identify and correct common problems in writing, to use parts of speech along with a variety of sentence structures and vivid language as tools for effective communication, and to effectively paraphrase and summarize content.

Unit Two covers the writing process for multiple compositions as well as how to communicate effectively in written language through a variety of styles and formats by applying effective writing tools. The unit ends with a research project.

Does each unit come with worksheets and tests?
Both units are included in the 7th grade writing curriculum Workbook/Textbook. This book contains instructional content as well as worksheet activities related to both units (grammar and composition). An Assessment/Resource Book is available for purchase to accompany the Workbook/Textbook and includes a variety of assessments in different formats as well as additional resources such as graphic organizers and resource word lists.

Does the workbook include a daily/weekly curriculum planner?
Each level of Essentials in Writing includes a 34-week suggested, yet optional, lesson planner.

How much time will students need to complete a course?
The time needed to complete the 7th level writing curriculum is a typical academic year (34 weeks). If students follow the 34-week plan included, they will complete individual lessons and activities during the week; however, because the lessons are broken up into small, daily mini-lessons, students can double up on some lessons and activities and complete the entire course sooner. Each day, students will spend 15-30 minutes on writing.

Can I grade my student papers myself?
Yes. Essentials in Writing provides both scoring checklists and rubrics for your convenience with sample compositions for comparison purposes.

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