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Spectrum Writing, Grade 4 (Spectrum) [Paperback]

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New Spectrum Writing content includes revised sequencing for smooth transitioning between skills, and new nonfiction activities. Age-appropriate activities that reinforce topics to ensure writing proficiency Key concepts: outlining, point of view, fact vs. opinion, cause and effect, and adding detail Variety of activities to stimulate interest Tests and other tools for self-assessment

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Spectrum Writing creates student interest and sparks writing creativity The lessons, perfect for students in grade 4, strengthen writing skills by focusing on descriptive writing, persuasive writing, writing to inform, 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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Item Specifications...

Studio: Spectrum
Pages   143
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 10.75"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2007
Publisher   School Specialty Childrens
Grade Level  Grade 4  
Age  9-10
Edition  Revised  
Series  Spectrum  
ISBN  0769652840  
ISBN13  9780769652849  

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Frank Schaffer Publications We are proud to announce that School Specialty Publishing and all of our brands—such as Frank Schaffer—are now a part of Carson-Dellosa Publishing.

For over 35 years, Carson-Dellosa Publishing has remained the leading supplementary educational solutions provider for both teachers and parents around the world. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina and founded by two teachers, the company continues its legacy of quality by offering a wide array of products created by teachers to enhance a child’s learning potential at school and at home.

Carson-Dellosa proudly provides teachers, parents, and children around the world with the best possible educational materials including interactive digital resources; supplemental books for math, science, social studies, language arts, and early childhood; classroom decoratives; pocket charts; and games and manipulatives for prekindergarten through the eighth grade. We also are happy to be partnered with such highly recognized licenses as Guinness World Records®, The World of Eric Carle®, and Ian Falconer's OLIVIA™.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Spectrum Writing, Grade 4?

VERY HELPFUL.  Jun 22, 2009
My son finally "gets it" as to how to write decent paragraphs after going halfway through this book. ALSO a great way to practice cursive.
A nice summer refresher for homeschoolers  Jun 6, 2009
We found the Spectrum Writing books to be good summer practice for our kids. We just happen to homeschool, but they would be equally valuable to anyone. The books are organized around different styles (e.g. writing to entertain, descriptive writing, writing to explain, etc.). They are illustrated and have key sections highlighted in color. The pages are perforated and easily removed.

There are just enough lessons (typically 40-50) to keep my kids busy throughout the summer. I usually only ask that they do one lesson per day, since I don't want them to hurry through their writing. Also I ask them to write as neatly a possible, with correct punctuation and spelling.

Overall, the Spectrum Writing books are a useful compilation of small writing assignments - an area that many kids (mine included) need practice with. Check out a few sample pages (an option by the product), to get a better idea of the lesson difficulty.

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Simple yet Thorough  Sep 2, 2008
Do not let this small (134 page) workbook fool you. It packs a lot of content. The lay-out is simplistic with clear instructions and definitions on each page.Most 3rd graders can do this on their own.Basically, it is a lesson plan already done for you. There is no need to plan ahead or look up other information. This book guides you through the writing process. The content builds gradually, consistently and thoroughly,and is the foundation for upper level writing. It has 6 chapters that are already divided into lessons.It covers all writing from simple sentences, short paragraphs, friendly letters, compare and contrast, to narrative and descriptive writing and more. The basic lay-out is a lesson with a definition or information, an example of the how to use the new information, followed immediately with a practice area.
This book works with both slow learners and fast learners. It great!
Good for homeschooling  Dec 1, 2007
I am using the Spectrum books to homeschool my 1st and 4th graders. They seem to be working very well for us.
Excellent!  May 28, 2007
This is a great skill-building book for learning to write. It has bright colors and appealing graphics.

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