Sample Lessons (25 pages)
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This first semester junior high book challenges the junior high student with all types of projects (essays, reports, stories, and more) using our Directed Writing Approach and tons of help every step of the way. Reports and Essays Galore contains dozens and dozens of pre-writing lessons to be sure that the student is ready for the interesting projects contained in this book.
Some of these pre-writing lessons include Checklist Challenge Coding, formal outlining, transition sentences, outlining cards, source choosing, beginning MLA parenthetical citation, source merging, dialogue creation, Works Cited development, Major Works and Minor Works differentiation, first (and second and third) person writing, point of view, indirect quotes, Overview Source use, Be a Helper Link Verbs, redundancy avoidance, brainstorming, and more.
This book contains limited Sentence-by-Sentence Outlining and Writing From a Given Source including Corrie ten Boom, penguins, Machu Picchu, symbols, George Washington Carver, and wheat.
Original projects in which students find their own sources or write from their own knowledge include creative essay The Birds Speak, Piggy Back Story, a research report over a weather phenomenon, Dialogue Essay about an angry or forgiving person, Before and After Approach to Opening and Closing Paragraphs, a research report over a country, and more. 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.
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