Level 1 Second Edition

Writing sentences, identify parts of speech, apply parts of speech, writing lists, paragraphs, personal letter, personal narrative, and imaginative narrative.

Essentials in Writing Level 2 Combo

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Essentials in Writing Level 1 Second Edition

(Online Video Subscription + Textbook/Workbook)


Includes everything you need:
-12 month access to ONLINE lesson-by-lesson video instruction (DVDs will not be shipped)
-Instruction manual/student workbook (shipped)

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Assessment/Resource Booklet

Assessment/Resource Booklet

(Assessment/Resource Booklet is compatible only with second edition Essentials in Writing curriculum)



  • Assessments: 10 grammar assessments, 4 composition assessments, and 2 comprehensive unit tests
  • Resources: a personal spelling dictionary with common hard-to-spell words and space to add more words, and multiple graphic organizers.

Essentials in Writing Level 2 Combo

Additional Student Level 1 Second Edition Workbook

(Additional Workbook compatible only with second edition Essentials in Writing video instruction)


This is an instructional manual/student workbook for an ADDITIONAL student using the same level of video instruction. Please note that this workbook is not functional without the related video instruction.


Unit One: Grammar

  • Letter, word, and sentence formation
  • Spacing, capitalization, and punctuation of sentences
    • period, question mark, and exclamation mark
  • Introduction to complete sentences
    • subjects and predicates
  • Identify parts of speech: common nouns, proper nouns, singular and plural nouns, adjectives, and action verbs
  • Apply parts of speech: adjectives

Unit Two: Composition

  • Lists
  • Paragraphs
    • parts of a paragraph
    • staying on topic
  • Personal Letter
    • parts of a personal letter
    • writing the date
  • Personal Narrative
    • chronological order
    • parts of a personal narrative
  • Imaginative Narrative
    • chronological order
    • parts of an imaginative narrative

Sample Lesson Video

Textbook Sample

Size : 1269 Kb Type : pdf

Assessment/Resource Sample

Size : 477Kb Type : pdf
New teacher handbook
  • New Textbook Content
  • New Teacher Handbook
  • Level-appropriate font usage reflecting the shape of letters students will create themselves
  • Level-appropriate word usage reflecting Level 1 reading ability
  • Colored information pages to visually illustrate writing concepts
  • Activities formatted to accommodate the size of early penmanship
  • Increased emphasis on creating original content through sentence writing activities
  • Streamlined activities to emphasize learning concepts in a step by step, repetitious approach
  • Methodical breakdown of the writing process to make it compatible with early elementary learning
  • High definition video and audio
  • Intro and outro video/audio on menu
Assessment/Resource Booklet
14 assessments and two unit tests
– resource wordlist
– additional organizers