This highly-effective 104-page book teaches narrative (personal and story), opinion, and informative/explanatory writing as a 5-step process. The 5-step process is made up of Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing, and Publishing. The step-by-step lessons use examples and easy-to-understand concept maps that teach brainstorming, planning, editing, and revising. Each lesson is followed by practice that includes a simple, time-saving scoring rubric.

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  1. Anonymous

    I have always liked The Critical Thinking Company I have had a hard time finding a curriculum that helps my homeschooled children learn to write essays and stories. Online courses cost a fortune and the cheap workbooks don’t have enough to them that teach fundamentals of writing. I have always liked The Critical Thinking Company, their books are challenging and really help kids understand concepts taught to them. This book is no exception! My 6th grade so is learning to write papers. It goes through outlining, first drafts, and revising…

  2. Anonymous

    Effective Writing Skills We have just started using Building Writing Skills Level 2. It instructs both the student and parent/teacher through a step-wise process of writing personal narratives, story narratives, argumentative/persuasive writing, and informative/explanatory writing. It also provides examples of drafts and final work as well as a rubric for grading finished work. In addition to examples, the book provides graphical organizers for the student to go through the prewriting/brainstorming process, a first…

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