Level 7

Writing sentences, additional grammar, mechanics, friendly letter, business letter, paragraphs, writing process for narrative/descriptive/expository/persuasive writing, using effective writing techniques, multi-paragraph compositions, research paper, using figurative language, and other topics.

Essentials in Writing Level 2 Combo

Level 7

(DVDs + Textbook/Workbook)


Included: DVDs with lesson-by-lesson video instruction and instructional manual/student workbook.

Essentials in Writing Level 2 Combo

Additional Level 7 Workbook

(Additional Workbook)


Included: Additional instructional manual/student workbook to use with existing DVD. Please note that this workbook is not functional without the related DVD.


  • Review Sentences Types and Sentence Structure (Compound Sentences), Sentence Errors (Fragment and Run On); and Dependent and Independent Clauses.
  • Parts of a Personal Letter and Writing a Personal Letter
  • Parts of a Paragraph and Writing a Paragraph
  • Other Forms of Written Communication: Lists, Thank You Notes, Invitations, and Diary Entries
  • How to Choose an Appropriate Writing Form
  • Writing a Business Letter (Includes Format and Composition)
  • The Writing Process: Prewrite, Draft, Review, Edit and Publish
  • Use the Writing Process to Compose Narrative, Descriptive, Expository; and Persuasive Writing in Formal Paragraphs and Informal Writing
  • Essays: Compare and Contrast Essay; Expository Essay
  • Effective Writing Skills: Strong Details, Transitions, Beginning/Middle/End Concept, Logical Sequence of Events, Variety of Sentence Structure; and Use of Figurative Language Including Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole, and Vivid Language
  • Revision:  Word Choice (Use of a Thesaurus), Using Strong Details,  a Variety of Sentence Structure in Writing, Figurative Language when Appropriate, and Adding Dialogue when Appropriate
  • Research Project – A Complete Research Project Including Planning, Gathering Information, Drafting, Revising and Publishing

NOTE:In each previous grade, the curriculum begins with mechanic and grammar review and methodically moves into composition exercises.  In seventh grade, Essentials in Writing shifts to a “composition” focus with grammar as supplemental.

  • Capitalization Rules: Beginning of Sentence, Names, City/State, Countries, Holidays and Titles
  • Punctuation Rules: Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Point, Comma Usage, and Titles
  • Grammar:  Subject/Predicate (Complete, Simple and Compound Subjects/Predicates), Nouns, Proper Nouns, Action Verbs, Adjectives, Pronouns, Linking Verbs Possessive Nouns, Subject/Verb Agreement, Adverbs, Prepositional Phrases, Appositives, and Proper Adjectives
  • Spelling Rules for Plural Nouns
  • Mechanics of Dialogue and Purposeful Dialogue

Sample Lesson Video

Syllabus/Worksheet Sample

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