Common Core Aligned: No
From Writing Strands’ website:
Writing Strands is a full language arts program includes writing, reading, and speaking. The lower levels of the Writing Strands series teach four types of foundational skills—basic, organizational, descriptive, and creative—which must be mastered before a student can learn the more advanced skills taught in the upper levels. The upper levels build on the foundational skills and teach students how to compose the four main types of writing: creative, research and report, argumentative, and explanatory. If students complete the Writing Strandsseries with competence, they will be prepared to write all types of papers assigned at a university level.
Ages 3-7: Level 1 – Kids who have not learned to write, yet.
Ages 7-8: Level 2 – Can write simple sentences on their own.
Ages 8-12: Level 3 – Can write a series of paragraphs on their own.
Ages 13-14: Level 4 – Basic ability to organize ideas, structure, and transition between paragraphs.
Ages 15-15: Level 5 – Knows basic writing skills and can work with abstract ideas.
Age 17: Level 6 – Ready for research reports.
Age 18: Level 7 – Ready for argumentative essay, research reports, and short stories.
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