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Elegant Essay Dvd


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The Elegant Essay walks students through the entire essay-building process; from captivating introductions to compelling descriptions, students will learn to bring words and arguments to life. Focusing on both the form and content of an essay, this Institute for Excellence in Writing course will help students improve their thesis sentences, organization, transitions, conclusions and other elements of successful writing.

Written in a conversational style, students will enjoy how the author deftly weaves together unique examples of good writing with the principles upon which they're founded. Clearly designed exercises will have your students writing well--and enjoying it--in no time. With explanation and practice exercises, it is an excellent extension and refinement of IEW's Teaching Writing: Structure & Style Unit VIII.

Elegant Essay Units cover:

  • Thesis Statement
  • Essay Organization
  • Transitions
  • Introductions
  • Conclusions
  • Advanced thesis statements and planning charts
  • Descriptive Practice Essay
  • Persuasive Practice Essay

The Elegant Essay Teacher's Manual includes all the information needed to teach this course, from scheduling to structure to grading to daily lessons. Examples, teaching hints, models, and lesson-specific issues are addressed.

Each lesson begins with instruction in the students' book. After instruction, teachers model each lesson concept and lead students through assignments. Students are then allowed to practice ideas in a group or with the teacher, and finally complete a second set of "on your own" exercises independently.

This kit includes:

  • The Elegant Essay Writing Lessons Student Book, 144 pages, spiral-bound, softcover. Reproducible for in-family use only.
  • The Elegant Essay Teacher's Manual, 100 pages, spiral-bound softcover.
  • Access to "The Elegant Essay" e-resource download

    Course may be adapted to cover 3-4 weeks or 13-16 weeks. Two sample schedules are included.