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Essentials in Writing Level 8 Online Access & Workbook- 2nd Ed. (C9978)

Essentials in Writing Level 8 Online Access & Workbook- 2nd Ed. (C9978)

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Item Code: C9978
Publisher: Essentials In Writing
Series: Essentials in Writing
Grades: 8

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This homeschool writing curriculum features a slow, systematic approach for eighth grade students, aged 13 to 14, 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.

Includes access to ONLINE Student Textbook/Workbook and Teacher Handbook Includes lesson-by-lesson online video instruction for students
Includes 100% free customer service and teacher support EIW Assessment/Resource Book, providing quizzes and comprehensive unit tests available for add-on

Unit One: Grammar
Apply activities for parts of speech:

Adjectives
Action Verbs
Adverbs
Prepositional phrases
Gerunds
Vivid Language

Apply activities for sentence structure:

Independent and Dependent clauses
Simple and Compound Sentences
Complex Sentences
Compound-Complex Sentences
Avoiding Sentence Errors (fragments, run-ons, and comma splices)
Varied Sentences in a Composition
Appositives
Transitions

Apply activities for common problems:

Pronouns and Antecedents
Subject/Verb Agreement
Don’t/Doesn’t Problem
Homophones
Unclear Subjects
Paraphrasing
Writing a Summary

Unit Two: Composition
Follow the writing process for:

Paragraphs (expository, persuasive, descriptive, compare, and contrast writing)
Narrative
Expository essay
Compare/contrast business letter
Persuasive essay
Research project

Additional composition skills:

- Audience and purpose
- How to choose an appropriate writing form
- Informal and formal writing
- Finding and using quality sources to research and explain a topic
- Effective narrative writing skills (first and third-person point of view, mechanics of dialogue, narrative hook, narrative writing)
- Letter formatting (business letters)
- Effective writing skills (sensory details, hooks, thesis statement and restatement, mechanics of dialogue, first and third-person point of view, transitions, variety of sentence structures and word choice)
- Summarizing and paraphrasing someone else's content in their own words
- Develop supportive, strong details and examples

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