Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Bob Jones Writing & Grammar

As with all Bob Jones materials, the course integrates Christian themes and references. Teacher's Editions contain daily lesson plans and answers to the student worktext exercises. Student worktexts are consumable and are centered on different themes at each grade level.

Grade 2 - Teaches basic parts of speech and includes steps involved in the writing process. Specific writing assignments include giving instructions and descriptions of objects, characters, and settings.

Grade 3 - Reviews parts of speech previously learned, adding pronouns. Studies and reviews antonyms, synonyms, homonyms, and correct use of verbs. Introduces paragraph composition and development.

Grade 4 - Reviews parts of speech and teaches recognitions of noun and adjective functions in sentences. Provides practice with sentence formation, including expanding and combining sentences. Attention is given to proper paragraph construction, including supporting a topic sentence and writing supporting details. Students write personal narratives, letters, research reports, acrostic poems, and more.

Grade 5 - This course pairs strong grammar instruction with writing assignments such as compare-contrast essays, persuasive business letters, diamantes and sense poems, study and reference skills, personal narratives, book reviews, research reports, and plays.

Grade 6 - Begins with review of sentence types and then reviews the parts of speech as found in different types of writing. A writing chapter follow each grammar chapter to provide a link between the two. The student will write a personal narrative, newspaper editorial, instructions, a research paper, historical fiction, compare-contrast essay, free verse, limerick, and a cover letter.

Grade 7 - Focuses on mastery of several parts of speech and five basic sentence patterns. A variety of writing assignments help hone composition skills. Also includes lessons on language origins and development.

Grade 8 - Reviews all skills presented in grade 7, then completes instruction of parts of speech, giving special attention to verbs, adverbs, qualifiers, and conjunctions. Emphasis is on essay writing, beginning with lessons on proper paragraph construction.

Grade 9 - Each chapter combines review, practice, and writing starting with a review of sentence patterns in Chapter 1 and parts of speech in chapters 2-8. Chapters 9-15 focus on the mechanics of writing, library skills, study skills, and composition skills. Different types of writing are incorporated into each chapter, including compare/contrast, personal experience, research essay, poetry, a devotional, personal response to literature, writing for the media, recording an oral history and letter writing.

Grade 10 - Provides ample expository and descriptive writing opportunities with a variety of assignments. Mechanics are not neglected, as the course significantly expands students' understanding of phrases, clauses, agreement, and pronoun reference. Students develop writing strategies such as sentence expansion and reduction, coordination and subordination, and correct use of parallelism.

Grade 11 - A strong emphasis on writing the research paper, beginning with writing effective sentences and effective paragraphs according to specific guidelines. Emphasizes on clear, direct communication in descriptive figurative language, fictional narrative, and personal experience essays. Parts of speech and sentence patterns are briefly reviewed, and new sentence skills are introduced.

Grade 12 - Briefly reviews grammatical concepts already covered, then moves on to new material. Focus is on principles of effective writing in all forms: description, narration, exposition, and persuasion. Composition assignments include writing a research paper, literary analysis, narrative poem, hymn, interviews, and more. Includes test-taking strategies and college application essays.

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