I want my children to know how to write intelligent, descriptive sentences, and have a well developed vocabulary. I want them to know how to write great stories, strong essays, and research reports. I want them to have every confidence that they are fully prepared for the SAT/ACT College Writing Exam.
A road map would be appreciated! What do I teach? When do I teach it? How do I teach different educational levels at the same time?
Reading and using
written by David Dye, the author of
is like winning an exclusive, one-on-one consultation that answers my questions, and relieves my doubts. In his easy, step-by-step manner, Mr. Dye presents the major writing concept that every student needs to succeed! While he has also written his own writing curriculum, How to Teach the Paragraph and How to Teach the Five Paragraph Essay, he actually gives you the ability and the confidence to organize any writing curriculum into one, workable program. It’s amazing what 54 pages can accomplish!
The Homeschool Writing Action Plan can be purchased as an e-book, for $15.95, or printed, soft bound for $19.95.
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How to Teach a Paragraph is built on one simple writing “trick,” as David Dye calls it, that is mastered by the student. The concept that is taught is foundational to great writing and can be used with every subject.
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This is working for us! I have seen clear improvement in writing and in some attitudes approaching writing, since using this program.
How to Teach a Paragraph is 22 pages, covering 11 Steps ~
- Assessment: Students write a Paragraph
- Learning the Five Parts of a good Paragraph
- Memorize the Five Parts of a Paragraph
- The Paper Set-up
- Write a Paragraph together: The Prewrite
- Write a Paragraph together: The Paragraph
- Topic Sentence
- Closing Sentences
- Paragraph Assessment
- Practice, Practice, Practice!
- The Perfect Paragraph
“The ability to organize one’s thoughts and communicate ideas clearly is the backbone of good writing.” Once my younger children fully grasp the trick to writing one paragraph, I think the transition to writing five paragraphs, for an essay, will no longer be intimidating. The difference in my older ones is already notable, and we have barely opened the cover of How to Teach the Five Paragraph Essay.
How to Teach the Paragraph is available as an e-book only, for $7.99, but it is free when you purchase How to Teach the Five Paragraph Essay for $17.95 e-book version, or $19.95 for a soft bound book. The Complete Writing Program includes both of these books for free, plus much more, because it’s “a workshop in a book!”
Please, follow the links I’ve provided throughout this post. There are videos, sample pages, and details listed on the Create Better Writers website. You can also read the reviews written by my Crew mates, when you click on the banner below ~
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This product has so positively impacted our writing that I am seriously considering acquiring Standard Based Grammar – Home School Edition, too. It’s a grammar curriculum written by David Dye, claiming to give a “thorough understanding of the English language.” If you happen to purchase it before I do, let me know what you think of it.
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