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Essentials in Writing

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Essentials in Writing Level 1

Essentials in Writing Level 1

In Level 1, your child will learn: how to use words to make complete sentences, basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation of sentences, compose a friendly letter and a paragraph, and other topics.

Note: It is recommended that students begin the first level AFTER they have a basic understanding of spelling phonetically. We recommend the "All About Spelling" program.

Essentials in Writing Level 2

Essentials in Writing Level 2

In the second level, your child will learn: how to write in complete sentences, additional grammar, capitalization/punctuation, compose a friendly letter, compose narratives and descriptive paragraphs, other forms of written communication, and other topics.

Essentials in Writing Level 3

Essentials in Writing Level 3

In level 3, your child will learn: how to write in complete sentences, additional grammar, capitalization/punctuation rules, compose a friendly letter, compose a narrative and descriptive paragraphs (using strong details and a variety of sentence structure), multi-paragraph composition, and other forms of written communication, and other topics.

Essentials in Writing Level 4

Essentials in Writing Level 4

In Level 4, your child will learn: detailed sentence structure, additional grammar, additional capitalization/punctuation rules, proper use of a friendly letter, using the writing process to compose narrative, descriptive, and expository writing (including formal paragraphs), effective writing skills , multi-paragraph composition, the process to complete an information report, other forms of written communication, and other topics.

Essentials in Writing Level 5

Essentials in Writing Level 5

In Level 5, your child will learn: detailed sentence structure, additional grammar, additional capitalization/punctuation rules, proper use of a friendly letter, using the writing process to compose narrative, descriptive, and expository writing (including formal paragraphs), effective writing skills , multi-paragraph composition, the process to complete a research project, other forms of written communication, and other topics.

Essentials in Writing Level 6

Essentials in Writing Level 6

In Level 6, your child will learn: detailed sentence structure, additional grammar, additional capitalization/punctuation rules, proper use of a friendly letter, using the writing process to compose narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive writing (including formal paragraphs), and five paragraph essays, compare and contrast writing, effective writing skills, multi-paragraph composition, the process to complete a research project, other forms of written communication, and other topics.

Essentials in Writing Level 7

Essentials in Writing Level 7

In Level 7, your child will learn: detailed sentence structure, additional grammar, additional capitalization/punctuation rules, proper use of a friendly letter, using the writing process to compose narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive writing (including formal paragraphs), and five paragraph essays, compare and contrast writing, response to literature essay, effective writing skills, multi-paragraph composition, the process to complete a research project, other forms of written communication, and other topics.

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.

Essentials in Writing Level 8

Essentials in Writing Level 8

In Level 8, your child will learn: detailed sentence structure, a proper use of a business letter and their formats, using the writing process to compose narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive writing (including formal paragraphs), five paragraph essays, compare and contrast writing, effective writing skills, multi-paragraph composition, the process to complete a research paper, other forms of written communication, and other topics.

Essentials in Writing Level 9

Essentials in Writing Level 9

Sentence composition, paragraphs, the writing process, essays, using effective writing techniques, research paper, and other topics

Essentials in Writing Level 10

Essentials in Writing Level 10

Sentence composition, paragraphs, the writing process, essays, using effective writing techniques, research paper, and other topics

Essentials in Writing Level 11

Essentials in Writing Level 11

Sentence composition, paragraphs, the writing process, essays, using effective writing techniques, research paper, and other topics