Susan Wise Bauer is the best-selling author of the Story of the World series, The History of the World series, The Well-Trained Mind, and The Well-Educated Mind, among other works. She lives in Virginia.
The Complete Writer: Writing With Skill: Instructor Text Level 2by Susan Wise Bauer
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.Reviews Level One skills in narration, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequencesTeaches new skills in writing comparisons, drawing contrasts, and tracing cause and effectImproves sentence style through prose exercises drawn from Erasmus, Aristotle, and other classical rhetoriciansCovers three-level outlining, composition planning and structureGuides the student through critical essay writing in both fiction and poetryProvides practice in research and documentation skills
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