English – Composition
"Like any skill, writing needs to be practiced; and, as with any skill, practice is perfect, because practice involves doing and doing is learning." — Tara McCarthy, Author
"Your personal involvement is so important to your child's immediate and long-term academic success. No matter how wonderful your child's classroom experience is, your involvement outside the classroom will make it that much better!" — Michele D. Van Leeuwen, Creator of Summer Bridge Activities
"Here is a treasure-trove of words that will make your writing sparkle! Over 2000 entries will help you pick the word you want so you can say exactly what you mean." — Troll Associates, Publisher
"We owe it to students to help them express their ideas thoughtfully and concisely so that they are not only prepared for their future, but are also able to make a positive contribution." — Kathryn Stout, B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Author
“Involve students in these active thinking lessons using graphic organizers and watch them significantly improve their study skills, comprehension, and memory in all subjects.” — Back Cover
“Spelling Power is an eight-level series that teaches spelling skills as a developmental process within a total language program.” — Introduction
"Diagraming enables students to gain a better understanding of sentence structure and parts of speech." — McGraw-Hill Children's Publishing, Publisher
“This English 7 Curriculum includes daily plans for grammar, literature, vocabulary, spelling, poetry, composition and book reports. Although suggestions are given for certain subjects, class procedures and individual methods of teaching are left to the discretion and creativity of the teacher.” – Author
"The integrated language arts program offers the benefits of a holistic approach, plus the advantages of the basal methods as well. By working with whole pieces of literature and focusing on the skills, your student has the best possible advantage for learning skills in an effective and lasting manner." — Debbie Strayer and Susan Simpson, Authors
"Learning Language Arts through Literature, The Gold Book, is written as a college preparation course that may be used at any high school level. We are pleased to present this excellent manual for you and your student." — Greg Strayer, Ph.D., Author
"Words are tools, and mastered words are power tools." — From Back Cover
"These investigations into the world of writing should be entered into together, in the spirit of exploration. You investment of time and energy will help to spark your child's interest." — Note to Parents
"We recommend beginning around 5th grade. It is comprehensive through high school, however a supplement may be beneficial for upper level grammar." — From "Common Questions" (page 25).
"Legacies challenges students to enter the world of the twenty-first century, a culturally diverse place in which people's fates are crucially interconnected. It also introduces students to the analysis of literature, critical thinking and reading, and argument. The selections—fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction—represent complex and exciting traditions from 500 B.C. to the first decade of the twenty-first century." — From the Preface
"This Quick Study® guide is an outline of the basic topics taught in Essays & Term Papers courses. Due to its condensed format, use it as a writing guide but not as a replacement for assigned class work." — From "Note to Student" on Page 4
"As you know, your thesaurus is a source of synonyms, related words, and antonyms. It is also a source of idioms, and formal and informal words." — From "Other Uses for Your Thesaurus" (page 16)
"Imagine a large, beautiful spiderweb. Its strands run from point to point creating intricate and fascinating patterns wherever you look. The English language is just such a web, but it is a web of words. ... The Scholastic Student Thesaurus is designed to move you around in the web of words." — From "The Web of Words" (page 6)
"Every craft has tools that are useful, and one of the most important tools that you as a writer can use is a thesaurus." — From "You Are a Writer" (page v)
The Teacher Key is a copy of the Grammar and Composition III student workbook with answers.
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Grammar and Composition are part of the overall English 7 curriculum from A Beka. It begins by teaching the student Grammar and follow this by teaching the student the application of what they have learned through Composition.
Bob Jones University: English 3, Writing and Grammar, Teacher's Edition, Second Edition (Spiral Bound with CD-ROM)
This is the latest version of the English 3, Writing and Grammar, Teacher's Edition with CD-ROM from Bob Jones University Press, a leader in Homeschool educational materials.