Read ‘About Meaningful Composition’ in the thumbnail picture above!
This first semester book for middle schoolers gets students moving from simpler projects to more advanced projects (including citing quotes!) with lots of hand-holding and skill building along the way.
Once again, this book contains the pre-writing skills needed to complete this book’s projects including creating bibliography cards, quotation inclusion and citations, thesis statement development, listing sources using a Works Cited page, outlining card creation, Checklist Challenge editing revisions, writing with strong verbs, avoiding redundancy, main idea creation, and much more. Long and Strong includes a few Sentence-by-Sentence Outline (S-by-S) and Essay/Report From Given Material about wolves, Bible characters, a loon, bacteria, raccoon story, and more.
Students are introduced to various Opening and Closing Paragraph types including our Definition Template Paragraph, Quotation Paragraph, Comparing/Contrasting Closing, and Story Opening.
Additionally, students complete many original projects including a multi-step instructional essay, biographical report (with an introduction to formal outlining), friendly letter, animal of the Bible, and personal testimonial. Note that all of our first semester books from 5-I through and including 9-I have step-by-step lessons on How to Create and Write From a Sentence-by-Sentence Outline Over Given Material and How to Complete the Checklist Challenge.
Be sure to read our Meaningful Composition General Guide & Overview of each book.
See all Meaningful Composition titles :here: