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This book gives every student the necessary tools to write with clarity and confidence. For students in the middle grades and above, Writing with Skill provides essential training in organization, composition structure, and research methods.

Features

• Written directly to the student, this series encourages the student to take the initiative in developing basic writing skills

• Straightforward, detailed explanations of how to construct and organize compositions

• Careful, clear analysis of models from great writers of literature and classic nonfiction 

Instruction on how to write about topics in history, science, literature and poetry

• All source material for assignments is provided–no other books are needed  

Skills Taught

• One- and Two-level outlining

• Writing chronological narratives, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences across the curriculum 

• Constructing basic literary essays on fiction and poetry 

• Researching and documenting source material 

Accompanying Teacher Material

Writing with Skill Level 1, Instructor Text (sold separately) provides scripted dialogue to use when the student has difficulty, plus detailed guidance on how to evaluate the student’s work 

 

Need Help?

If your child has unique needs or if you feel that the recommended grade level is not a good fit, you can look at the Writing with Ease, Diagnostic Evaluations. These are the Mastery Evaluations of the elementary level writing program used when the student has completed a Level’s Workbook and can help you identify if that program is a better fit for your student.

If you can’t decide between Writing with Ease Level 4 and starting this series: Writing with Skill, or if you are interested in an alternate progression for writing instruction, see Susan’s updated grade recommendations.

Not sure about the Hows or Whys of intermediate (middle grades) writing instruction? Be sure to listen to Susan’s Audio Lecture on the subject–one of our most popular downloads!

 

Copyright Information: Your purchase of this PDF is for your own personal use. You may not copy it either for resale or to give away to others. Making copies, either for resale or to give away, is a violation of United States law. According to the United States Copyright Office, “Copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner.” For further information, see http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-definitions.html.

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This book gives every student the necessary tools to write with clarity and confidence. For students in the middle grades and above, Writing with Skill provides essential training in organization, composition structure, and research methods.

Features

• Written directly to the student, this series encourages the student to take the initiative in developing basic writing skills

• Straightforward, detailed explanations of how to construct and organize compositions

• Careful, clear analysis of models from great writers of literature and classic nonfiction 

Instruction on how to write about topics in history, science, literature and poetry

• All source material for assignments is provided–no other books are needed  

Skills Taught

• One- and Two-level outlining

• Writing chronological narratives, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences across the curriculum 

• Constructing basic literary essays on fiction and poetry 

• Researching and documenting source material 

Accompanying Teacher Material

Writing with Skill Level 1, Instructor Text (sold separately) provides scripted dialogue to use when the student has difficulty, plus detailed guidance on how to evaluate the student’s work 

 

Need Help?

If your child has unique needs or if you feel that the recommended grade level is not a good fit, you can look at the Writing with Ease, Diagnostic Evaluations. These are the Mastery Evaluations of the elementary level writing program used when the student has completed a Level’s Workbook and can help you identify if that program is a better fit for your student.

If you can’t decide between Writing with Ease Level 4 and starting this series: Writing with Skill, or if you are interested in an alternate progression for writing instruction, see Susan’s updated grade recommendations.

Not sure about the Hows or Whys of intermediate (middle grades) writing instruction? Be sure to listen to Susan’s Audio Lecture on the subject–one of our most popular downloads!

 

Copyright Information: Your purchase of this PDF is for your own personal use. You may not copy it either for resale or to give away to others. Making copies, either for resale or to give away, is a violation of United States law. According to the United States Copyright Office, “Copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner.” For further information, see http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-definitions.html.

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  1. Question

    With the Writing with Skill and Writing with Ease books – will the student need to have a separate reading comprehension workbook? Or is that covered in the writing books?

    • Reading comprehension is covered in the writing books. Learning how to understand what a student is reading is a big part of the curriculum.

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  2. Question

    This will be the first year that I am using this with my kids. How do I know which level they should start with? I have 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 8th graders. Thanks!

    • For the Writing With Skill program, we highly recommend that all students do the entire program in order without skipping (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3). This particular program builds on itself, and so it is most beneficial when done from start to finish. Students generally begin this program in grade 5, 6, or 7, but it is rigorous enough to be used with 9th or 10th graders as well.

  3. Question

    I have systematically worked through Writing With Ease, Levels 1-4. Next year I’ll have a 5th grader. Is this Writing With Skill, Level 1 the next step? Are these meant for 5th-8th graders? Thanks!

    • Writing with Skill is for middle-grades students, but 5th grade may be a bit on the young side. Dr. Bauer has written a little article with recommendations about which books/lessons to do with each grade, giving various options. Download that article at http://downloads.peacehillpress.com/samples/pdf/WWEandWWSexplanation.pdf

  4. Question

    If I buy the PDF, how many pages is it?
    Thanks
    Amy

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