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Connections: Writing & Language

Flexible, Modular Writing & Language Lessons

Designed to fit any curriculum, this easy-to-use handbook series provides all the instructional support you need for your students. Implement Connections: Writing and Language in either print or digital as a student reference, a source for minilessons, or a complete instructional program.

The Connections Difference

Easy to Use—
No Distractions!

The reference-oriented approach makes it a snap for students—content is easy to find and apply. The minilesson design gives teachers just the right amount of structure to dramatically reduce prep time.

Focused—One Learning Objective per Lesson

The clear purpose of each minilesson enables teachers to focus on a targeted skill and students to quickly master the objective.

Flexible Implementation

Develop specific skills, integrate lessons into the workshop model, or use as your complete writing and language curriculum—the choice is yours!

 


Language Instruction

Whether you need to support your curriculum with language minilessons, practice skills before a high-stakes exam, or cover a topic in depth, we make it quick and easy.

  • Each grammar, usage, and mechanics topic is organized into minilessons.
  • Each lesson offers clear definitions, model writing excerpts, editing/revising tips, and handy reference tables.
  • Extensive online and print practice and assessment are provided.

Step-by-Step Writing Instruction

The student friendly design helps students quickly identify key elements of each writing genre, engage in each step in the writing process and learn how to take responsibility for improving their writing.

  • Each writing type is broken down into short, manageable lessons.
  • Each lesson includes classroom presentations, small and whole class instructional activities, ELL support, and your choice of online or print practice.
  • Lessons build on a strong foundation of specific structural elements, mentor texts, student models, and writing process instruction.
  • Use your own prompts! Develop self-directed writers using PowerWrite online writing tools. Incorporates self-assessment rubrics, peer review, and teacher feedback throughout the writing process.

Extensive Language & Composition Practice

Grade-level specific practice activities reinforce skills in

  • grammar
  • usage
  • mechanics
  • vocabulary
  • spelling
  • sentence structure
  • word choice
  • revising and editing writing

Middle School—Student Editions & Teacher Guides


High School—Student Editions & Teacher Guides


Resources

Tables of Contents