Sample Lessons (30 pages)
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Our first “high school” book in the MC series covers a lot of ground in order to help the eighth through tenth grade writer (or older for remediation) get ready for all of the challenges in high school writing. 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.
Thus, if you have a high schooler who has not learned how to outline in that manner or how to use our fantastic Checklist Challenge, this is a great book to start with since the projects are at higher thinking and writing levels—while still giving some of that bare-bones instruction that might be needed. This book also contains our Advanced Checklist Challenge lessons—spread out in incremental fashion throughout the book.
These lessons really put those years of grammar instruction to the test—and will leave your student with a “now I know why I needed to learn that” feeling towards his prior English studies! There are literally dozens of pre-writing strategies taught in this book (sort of one of each pre-writing lesson found in the junior high first semester books all squeezed into one book!): detailed opening and closing paragraph lessons (with strong samples);Color-Coded Research (including the merging of four or more sources); MLA Works Cited and parenthetical in-text citations; imagery– including similes, metaphors, alliteration, and more; outlining and bibliography cards; formal outlining; Patterned Paragraphs vs. Freestyle Paragraphs; linking paragraphs; Major and Minor Source instruction; storytelling elements–including (but not limited to) first person, point of view, story retelling from a source, character development, dialogue, speech tags, scene development, goals, and obstacles; writing with senses; the 1-3-1 Essay; and so much more!
Some projects in this book include Three Presidents (including Patterned Paragraphs); One President Biographical Essay; Vertebra Report From Given Material; George Washington Carver Report From Given Material; Piggy Back Story—The Prince and the Pauper; Spider Webs report; Three Characteristics of a Strong Leader (1-3-1 Essay and Three P’s of Persuasion); Vision Problems Report (informative research paper); Research Report Benefits of the Sun; and more.
Be sure to read our Meaningful Composition General Guide & Overview of each book.
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