- Age Range: 6 - 8 years
- Grade Level: 1 - 3
- Series: Writing Strands
- Paperback: 47 pages
- Publisher: Master Books (March 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1888344121
- ISBN-13: 978-1888344127
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #587,740 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Writing Strands Level 2 Paperback – March 27, 2007
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About the Author
Dave Marks, the founder of National Writing Institute and the author of the Writing Strands and Reading Strands series of books, graduated from Western Michigan University. He then received a Masters of Arts degree from Central Michigan University and did 45 more hours of graduate work in English at Eastern Michigan University and Michigan State University. Dave retired after 30 years of teaching writing in college, high school, junior high and grade school.
When their son was in the fourth grade, Dave and his wife Lea realized that he was not being given the training they felt he needed and elected to homeschool him in language arts. To prepare him for college writing, they designed a series of lessons, which he completed by the age of twelve. That summer, they enrolled him in freshman English at Lake Michigan College, where he received his first A in college work. He is now a poet and university professor.
Dave and Lea later turned these lessons into the Writing Strands series of books. While Dave never maintained that the series could create poets for other homeschooling parents, he felt that if children worked successfully through the Writing Strands series of books, they would have the skills needed for the challenge of any writing assignment in their undergraduate college work.
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This book, as long as it is NOT labeled "Homeschool", is very good. The version, at this level, labeled "Homeschool" comes up short by about 20 pages.
Writing Strands Level 2, requires adult participation; levels 3 & 4 require very little, if any.
This book is easy to read, easy to follow and in some parts funny. It is designed for children 6-7 years old and is meant to last an entire school year. However, since my son is 10 and so far behind, some lessons were modified to be more age appropriate and we did more than one lesson at a time.
As articulate as my son is, 3 months ago he was hard pressed to write simple 4 word sentences, and had no concept of a paragraph. Using just this book he is now writing 6-8 word descriptive sentences with 5-8 sentences per paragraph. However, I must admit it is with applied effort, and continued coaxing. He'd rather chat than write.
He is now into the Writing Strands Level 3 book, and I am extremely impressed. Writing has become easier for him, and much more pleasant for me to read.
If you are a homeschooling parent, or would like to give your public school child a leg up, I highly recommend any of the Writing Strands books. Just double check the version you order.
Do NOT order the versions labeled homeschool anywhere in the title. Although these books were designed for homeshooling, the versions with Homeschool in the title are revised versions and have been watered down.
The assignments seem fun at first, but then it just gets monotonous with little real guidance.
We switched to SonLight's Language Arts program co-developed with Dr. Ruth Beechick (The 3 R's). It's so much easier with well thought out guidance. My 2nd grader is dictating (still working on penmanship) full paragraphs! Writing Strands schedule feels overwhelming when you get into more substantial assignments. SL's is broken down into child friendly portions easily completed in 10-20 minutes, and really the most time consuming is the child's physiological struggles with penmanship.
5/2011 We have moved on, yet again. I found the SL curriculum lacking guidance for me and my kids. There is no instruction on how to write outlines. I was avoiding the lessons. The dictation exercises (we made them copy work) gave no real results. They just seem like busy work. We are now using IEW Institute for Excellence in Writing and loving it! I purchased the kids curriculum and an all important teacher's guide (both include dvd's). This one is a keeper.
I recommend the "All you need to teach" series by Macmillan Teacher Resources
I LOVE Writing Strands!