Writing With Skill: Student Workbook Level 2

Writing With Skill: Student Workbook Level 2

Susan Wise Bauer

  • $27.86


Time-tested classical techniques--the imitation and analysis of great writers--combined with original composition exercises in history, science, biography, and literature

The Student Workbook encourages independent composition, while the Instructor Text contains easy-to-use supporting information for the teacher, rubrics for grading, sample compositions, and dialogue to use while teaching. Together, the Student Workbook and Instructor Text provide a full year of middle-grade writing instruction, preparing students to enter high-level rhetoric.

Skills Taught:
  • One- and two-level outlining
  • Writing chronological narratives, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences across the curriculum
  • Constructing basic literary essays on fiction and poetry
  • Researching and documenting source material
  • First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition

Features of the program:
  • Writing assignments are modeled on examples from great literature and classic nonfiction
  • All source material for assignments is provided―no other books are needed
  • This Student Workbook encourages independence by directing all assignments to the student
  • Instructor Text (sold separately) provides scripted dialogue to use when the student has difficulty, plus detailed guidance on how to evaluate the student’s work
  • Second volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition