Writing Strands offers publishes award-winning writing materials for children in grades pre-school through high school. The nine level series begins with pre-writing exercises that are designed to encourage a love of learning, and progresses to teach the skills needed for college-level writing. In addition to writing, the program also teaches syntax, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Writing Strands levels 3 and above are structured in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format that allows students to work independently. The company also publishes Evaluating Writing, a teachers' manual that shows parents' how to provide feedback on their children's work, and Reading Strands, a reference book for teaching literature.
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I have been using Writing Strands this school year 2010-11 with my son. He has balked at other programs that I tried with him, but he does not fight me …
It's the ONLY program that worked for us!
Pre-Writing Strands: My kids were so bogged down with writing and grammar rules that they learned to hate all language arts studies! Then we found …
Writing Strands Unraveled
Product: Writing Strands Subject: Writing Levels Used: 2 and 3 Dates used: 2000 Likes: This is a step by step approach, with short assignments building …