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.
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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
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
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.
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