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Spectrum Writing, Grade 5 (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 5, strengthen writing skills by focusing on the purpose of writing, active voice, spatial organization, setting, characterization, 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   135
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2007
Publisher   School Specialty Childrens
Grade Level  Grade 5  
Age  10-11
Edition  Revised  
Series  Spectrum  
ISBN  0769652859  
ISBN13  9780769652856  

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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™.

With resources produced by the industry’s most recognized and respected award-winning brands, we are proud to offer learning solutions from Learning Spot™ Lessons, Summer Bridge Activities™, Mark Twain Publishing, Key Education, HighReach Learning®, Frank Schaffer®, Spectrum®, Judy® Instructo, American Education Publishing™, and Brighter Child®.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Spectrum Writing, Grade 5?

Workbook deserved SIX stars  Jul 7, 2009
I bought a number of workbooks from several series for my children to work with over the summer. DK workbooks (which were inferior in every way and I returned all 4), the Scholastic Success series (which are really intended for in-school supplementation but were okay for use over the summer), and the Spectrum series. The Spectrum series were superior in every way to the other workbooks and I will order from this series again next summer.

This writing workbook is the best I've ever seen, and is perfect for a self-directed student. It starts with a section on identifying details from a picture, teaches you to eliminate those that don't belong, and then has you write sentences that describe a picture yourself. Next, you begin learning the writing process (prewrite, draft, edit, finish) and apply that knowledge to several writing types, including creative and persuasive writing. The topics are interesting, and even my kid-who-hates-to-write said "wow" when he opened the workbook and read the fun topics he'd get to write about.

I am so pleased with the book that I might have my son complete it during the school year, as there is more than can be completed during the summer months. I find this workbook's writing approach to be far superior to any material I've seen come home from any school course.
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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