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by Janie Cheaney
Publisher: Common Sense Press
2nd Edition, ©2003, ISBN: 9781929683185
Consumable Workbook, 100 pages
Current Retail Price: $16.00

Wordsmith is for grades 7-9 and is basically an elaboration and expansion of Wordsmith Apprentice. The first section is a series of word games intended to familiarize students with the parts of speech and their proper use. Part two is about sentences again, and how to make them stronger and better. Part three is a series of creative writing exercises designed to help students bring together everything they've learned to this point. The focus gradually moves from simple writing structures (sentences and short paragraphs) to more complex compositions. The teacher's guide provides suggestions for teaching and presenting the material, though this book is (like the others) a student-directed course.Easy to understand and fun to use.

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