Sharpening Writing Skills
Digital PDF activity sheets with playable MP3 audio files. For use on all capable computers, whiteboards, tablets and mobile devices.
Sharpen your students’ ability to write clear, concise, and technically accurate short stories using music and special effects to enhance mental imagery. The self-directing, self-correcting lessons offer numerous opportunities to recognize sentence parts, punctuate accurately, and to correctly structure a paragraph. Skills Covered: nouns and pronouns, verbs, understanding subject and predicate as basic parts of a sentence, verb tenses, correct/verb agreement, use of the verb "to be" verbs with helping words, phrases, dependent-independent clauses, capitalization of proper nouns, abbreviations, quotations, and much more. The approximate reading level is fourth grade and the program is excellent for upper elementary level students and adults.
Lesson 2 Learning About Verbs
Lesson 3 Build Better Sentences with Phrases and Clauses
Lesson 4 Sentence Signposts: Capitalization
Lesson 5 Sentence Signposts: Punctuation
Lesson 6 Paragraphs that Make Sense
Sharpening Writing Skills is a multimedia series of six lessons designed to build technical and creative writing skills for students in grades 4 through 12.
Each lesson in the program consists of audio media and student activity sheets. The audio combines expert instruction in writing skills with themes that are relevant to the interests of students. The program concentrates on parts of speech, punctuation, and correct sentence and paragraph structure.
Every effort has been made to make all elements of the program enjoyable and meaningful. All lessons are self-directing and self-correcting. This allows students to work through the lessons at an independent rate and to evaluate their performances privately.