If you’re looking for a lively, literature-infused alternative to traditional instruction in conventions, look no further than Conventions and Craft. This breakthrough resource provides a year’s worth of instruction in the language skills writers need mostskills in grammar, sentence structure, punctuation and capitalization, word knowledge, and editing. One convention, or “understanding,” is covered each week in a lesson cycle made up of five “micro-workshops” that take just 10 minutes a day!
Each grade-specific kit includes:
192-page, spiral-bound Teacher’s Guide
An anthology of 14 full-color short texts
6 informational trade books by well-known nonfiction authors
Access to a companion website with assessment tools and videos of Linda Hoyt conducting model lessons
Sample Student Papers for use in lessons
A Skills Continuum inspired by CCSS, TEKS, and VSOL
Sample Year-Long Plans
About the Author
Linda Hoyt spent many years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, curriculum developer, staff developer, and Title I District Coordinator. Author of Mastering the Mechanics, Hoyt is a full- time author, consultant, and highly requested speaker at conferences throughout the United States, in Canada, and in Australia.