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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Write Source Grade 3 Homeschool Package

Write Source is a student-friendly, complete language arts curriculum that integrates grammar, usage, and mechanics within an authentic writing context. With writing at the core of the program, students will learn the six traits of effective writing (ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions) and the steps of the writing process (prewriting, writing, revising, editing, publishing) while writing on cross-curricular topics.

Grade 3 lessons introduce instruction on paragraph formation, how to respond to literature, Venn diagrams, using periodicals or magazines for writing research, interjections, word order, time order, parts of speech, initialisms, proper nouns, a natural voice, capitalization, and more.

The Student Text is written directly to the student, and follows the same format in each grade. Students are first introduced to the writing form through models and exercises; they then analyze the model and use the writing process to write a story or essay, using rubrics comprised of the six traits to revise and edit. To complete units, students write pieces across core subjects of science, social students, math and the arts. Along with descriptive, narrative, expository, persuasive, creative, and research writing, students will also learn basic grammar and editing skills that will help them successfully master the writing process. The back of the book contains two reference sections: a guide to basic grammar and writing and a proofreader's guide that covers mechanics, spelling, punctuation, and more. 574 indexed pages, hardcover.

The wraparoundTeacher's Edition includes reduced-size student pages that are surrounded by helpful notes. Teaching suggestions with class questions are provided, along with activity answers, objectives, literature connections, and materials needed; grammar connections support grammar and mechanics instruction through noting page numbers in other available resources. Differentiated instruction for struggling, advanced, and English-language learners is provided. Graphic organizers, blackline masters, a suggested schedule, scope & sequence, and Common Core State Standards correlations are also included. 633 pages, spiralbound, soft frontcover, hard backcover.

The Assessment Book provides a pretest, two progress tests, and a post-test which contain multiple choice questions as well as a writing assignment. 43 pages, softcover with answer key and scoring guide.

This is the 2012 Edition of Write Source.

This Write Source Grade 3 Homeschool Kit includes:

  • Student Edition, 574 indexed pages, hardcover.
  • Teacher's Edition, 633 pages, spiralbound, soft frontcover, hard backcover.
  • Assessment Workbook, 43 classroom-reproducible pages, softcover with answer key and scoring guide.

    Please note that while the teacher's guide refers to the Daily Language Workouts, SkillsBook, and access to Write Source Online resource, these are not included with this homeschool kit.

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Don't know exactly if this is the same Houghton Mifflin curriculum that we have been using, but if it is it is well worth the investment. We purchased the Student Book and Student Handbook for my 3rd grader and she can't get enough of this stuff (which is always great news in my book!). The Student Book focuses on grammar. It references an instructional section in the Student Handbook. You read about it, then practice the skills. Really well thought out. You use the Handbook as a reference guide when you need it. The Student Book also divides up into different writing genres and works with students on the Six Traits of Writing. Once again... Wonderful! I just can't say enough about great this material is. I'm not sure what is included in this package because CBD did not offer the curriculum when I purchased it. But I can tell you the Student Book and Handbook are well worth the investment!
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