Spectrum Writing, Grade 8

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Spectrum Writing creates student interest and sparks writing creativity! The lessons, perfect for students in grade 8, strengthen writing skills by focusing on figurative language, dialogue, order of importance, visual aides, and more! Each book provides an overview of the writing process, as well as a break down of the essential skills that build good writing. It features easy-to-understand directions, is aligned to national and state standards, and also includes a complete answer key. --Today, more than ever, ...
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Overview


Spectrum Writing creates student interest and sparks writing creativity! The lessons, perfect for students in grade 8, strengthen writing skills by focusing on figurative language, dialogue, order of importance, visual aides, and more! Each book provides an overview of the writing process, as well as a break down of the essential skills that build good writing. It features easy-to-understand directions, is aligned to national and state standards, and also includes a complete answer key. --Today, more than ever, students need to be equipped with the essential skills they need for school achievement and for success on proficiency tests. The Spectrum series has been designed to prepare students with these skills and to enhance student achievement. Developed by experts in the field of education, each title in the Spectrum workbook series offers grade-appropriate instruction and reinforcement in an effective sequence for learning success. Perfect for use at home or in school, and a favorite of parents, homeschoolers, and teachers worldwide, Spectrum is the learning partner students need for complete achievement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780769652887
  • Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2002
  • Series: Spectrum Writing Series
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 82,441
  • Age range: 13 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents


Writing Basics
Staying on Topic     5
The Writing Process     6
Audience     8
Write a Paragraph     10
Expressive Writing
Personal Narrative     12
Sequence of Events     15
Active Voice     17
The Writing Process: Personal Narrative     19
Descriptive Writing
Sensory Details     26
Adjectives and Adverbs     28
Spatial Organization     30
Describing Objects     32
The Language of Comparison     34
Comparing Objects     36
Comparing Characters     38
Figurative Language     40
The Writing Process: Descriptive Writing     42
Writing to Entertain
Parts of a Fiction Story     46
Setting     49
Characters     52
Dialogue     54
Point of View     56
Story Ideas     58
The Writing Process: Fiction Story     60
Persuasive Writing
Persuasive Writing     68
Facts and Opinions     70
Emotional Appeals and Advertising     72
Order of Importance     75
Letters of Request and Complaint     77
The Writing Process: Persuasive Article     80
Explanatory Writing
Explanatory Writing     86
Cause-and-Effect Relationships     88
Report an Event     92
Graphics and Visual Aids     94
Directions     96
The Writing Process: How-To Instructions     98
Informational Writing
Informational Writing     104
Facts, Opinions, and Bias     106
Reliable Sources     108
Taking Notes     110
Using an Outline     112
Citing Sources     114
Writing about Problems and Solutions     116
The Writing Process: Informational Writing     118
Writer's Handbook     124
Answer Key     132
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