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"Students find Writing Basics logical and easy to follow. The book helps them to have a clear sense of what they are doing -- they can apply the principles they learn to many types of writing assignments."

Francis Cronin
English Teacher
Cohasset HS
Cohasset, MA



Writing Basics provides a solid introduction to writing sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Excellent as preparation for competency tests in writing.

  • Students write complete sentences, use transitions, combine ideas, and expand sentences.

  • Students then write paragraphs of narration, description, exposition, examples, definition, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, and persuasion.

  • Students apply what they have learned about writing paragraphs to writing essays.

  • 128 pages / 6th-8th grade reading level
  • Also available, the Writing Portfolio Organizer, a booklet that helps students set goals, keep progress records, and create a portfolio of written work.

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