Description of Writing Strands: Level 2 by National Writing Institute
This group of assignments in the series called "Writing Strands" is designed to give homeschooled second level students a grounding in the very complicated process of giving others their thoughts in written form. Much of the planning and detail of the writing process is presented here. These assignments are written for you to teach from. This is the only level in which the expectation is that the child cannot work alone. Most seven year olds are too inexperienced to work independently. But, rather than increase your work, this writing process should make it easier for both you and your child to meet the demands for student writing skill. Although "Writing Strands" was not written for grade-level working, this Level Two book has been designed for students who are at what is known as the second grade level. When a child independently can write the sentence, "The dog is big." that child is ready for this level. Scope & Sequence: This level covers adjectives, listing, reporting, paragraphing, ordering actions, grouping and variety, story writing, convincing, writing dialogue, letter writing, personal narration, comparing, greeting cards, projection, imagination.