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Essentials in Writing Level 4 DVD & Workbook 2nd Edition Belongs to series: Essentials in Writing

Author: Matthew Stephens

Publisher: Essentials In Writing

Item #: C9904

Level: Grade 4

Class: DVD and Workbook

Price: $112.95

2nd Edition introduces:
- New teacher handbook
- New textbook content
- New content and activity icons
- New simple to complex approach to grammar activities
- New application section to grammar unit
- New composition lessons and activities
- New extra practice after each composition
- New Resource Pages for resource folder
- New teacher caricatures
- Updated overall curriculum structure
- Updated educational graphics
- Updated organizers
- Updated layout with units
- Updated uniform approach to all content and activities
- Updated daily planner icons
- Answer key moved to Teacher Handbook

- High definition video and audio
- Intro and outro video/audio on menu

In Level 4, your child will learn: detailed sentence structure, additional grammar, additional capitalization/punctuation rules, proper use of a friendly letter, using the writing process to compose narrative, descriptive, and expository writing (including formal paragraphs), effective writing skills , multi-paragraph composition, the process to complete an information report, other forms of written communication, and other topics.


-Review sentences types and sentence structure (compound sentences) and address sentence errors (fragments)
-Capitalization rules: beginning of sentences, names, city/state, holidays/countries
-Punctuation rules: period, question mark, & exclamation point, and commas in items in sequence
-Grammar: subject/predicate (both complete and simple, and compound subjects/predicates), nouns, proper nouns, action verbs, adjectives, pronouns, linking verbs, possessive nouns, subject/verb agreement, adverbs
-Spelling rules for plural nouns
-Parts of a personal letter & Writing a personal letter
-Parts of a paragraph & Writing a paragraph
-Other forms of written communication: lists/thank you note/invitation/diary entries
-The writing process (prewrite, draft, revise, edit/publish)
-Use the writing process to compose narrative, descriptive, and expository writing in formal paragraphs and informal writing
-Effective writing skills: strong details, transitions, beginning/middle/end concept, logical sequence of events, variety of sentence structure, and use of basic figurative language
-Revision: word choice (use of a thesaurus), using strong details & a variety of sentence structure in writing
-Poetry (text features/end rhyme, free verse and composition)

DVD Sample Lesson