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Spectrum First Grade Writing Workbook, Ages 6 to 7, Grade 1 Writing, Informative, Opinion, Letters, and Story Writing Prompts, Writing Practice for Kids - 112 Pages (Volume 93) Paperback – Aug. 15 2014
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First Grade Writing Workbook for kids ages 6-7
Support your child’s educational journey with the Spectrum grade 1 writing book
that teaches basic handwriting skills to first graders.
Writing books for 1st graders are a great way for your first grader to learn basic writing skills such as writing stories, letters, opinions, and more through a variety of creative writing prompts and writing practice that is both fun AND educational!
Why You’ll Love This Kids Writing Book
- Engaging and educational writing prompts. “Writing a friendly letter”, “Sight word recognition”, and “Telling an old story” are a few of the fun kids writing activities that incorporate writing practice for kids into everyday settings to help inspire learning into your child’s curriculum.
- Testing progress along the way. Post-tests are included at the end of every chapter to test student knowledge. A writer’s handbook and answer key are included in the back of the 1st grade book to track your child’s progress along the way before moving on to new and exciting activities.
- Practically sized for every activity The 112-page 1st grade workbook is sized at about 8 ¼ inches x 10 ½ inches―giving your child plenty of space to complete each exercise.
For more than 20 years, Spectrum has provided solutions for parents who want to help their children get ahead, and for teachers who want their students to meet and exceed set learning goals―providing workbooks that are a great resource for both homeschooling and classroom curriculum.
The Writing Book Contains:
- 4 chapters full of vibrant activities and illustrations
- End-of-chapter tests, an answer key, and writer’s handbook
- Perfectly sized at about 8 ¼” x 10 ½”
From the Publisher
The Spectrum Grade 1 Writing Workbook covers important 1st grade writing topics for first grade students through focused writing practice, including:
- Story writing practice
- How to write an opinion
- Informative writing practice
Features step-by-step writing examples with vibrant illustrations.
Engaging activities reinforce writing a story, opinion, and other writing skills.
Check out other subject-specific workbooks for your child’s grade level!
|Carson Dellosa Early Learning Flash Card Set||Key Education Big Box of Sentence Building||Carson Dellosa 4-Pack Reading Flash Cards for Kids Ages 4-8||Spectrum 1st Grade Reading Comprehension Workbook||Spectrum Grade 1 Language Arts Workbook||Spectrum 1st Grade Spelling Workbook|
|Overview||216 illlustrated flash cards covering essential phonics and math skills||Puzzle game reinforcing sentence building for kids ages 5+||Sight words, word family, picture words, and phonics flash cards bundle||Focused practice for reading comprehension||Focused practice for language arts mastery||Focused practice for spelling mastery|
- Publisher : Carson Dellosa Pub Co Inc; Workbook edition (Aug. 15 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 112 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1483811964
- ISBN-13 : 978-1483811963
- Item weight : 272 g
- Dimensions : 21.08 x 0.79 x 26.92 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on November 5, 2020
If you have a reluctant writer or are planning on buying several different Spectrum workbooks for one child, then I will warn you that the workbooks require a lot of writing. A LOT of writing. If you do love the layout of these books, then I would suggest that you alternate which ones your child works on in a single day. My oldest daughter (6th grade) is not a reluctant writer and even she dreaded having to do these books. So if you want to try them out I suggest only getting one at a time and doing only a page a day. A lesson is generally 2-3 pages. If you have a reluctant writer those 2-3 pages will take over an hour to complete. If you child has no issue with writing, then they might be a good fit. Or if you are just wanting one workbook to help your child brush up on certain skills it can be a great choice.
I also noticed the the workbooks seem to stay on the same topic no matter which grade level book you are working out of. So if the 6th grade book was on a lesson about pronouns, then the same lesson number would also be about pronouns in the 3rd & 1st grade books. So this can be helpful if you have multiple children and want to keep them on the same lesson idea. Just be aware that while many line up exactly there are a few off here and there.
The only one of these workbooks we enjoyed is the Spectrum Reading, Grade 1. There is little to no writing required in the book. The first half is an ongoing story about Little Duck. So you read three story "clips" and then ask your child the questions written below the clips. This is normally only a few minutes long, depending on how talkative your child is when it comes to the answers. The other side of the lesson generally has 1-3 photos in 3 rows and the directions are as simple as circling what goes together, number the sequence, write the beginning sound, write the ending sound, identify the cluster, etc. Very little writing. We haven't yet gotten to the second part of the book, but it looks like it is going to be longer stories with comprehension questions. I can update my review once we hit that part.
If you need ideas for what else to look for in case you decide against these workbooks: We ended up switching out our 6th grade writing for an actual writing program (Essentials in Writing), our 3rd & 1st grade writing book was switched out for Writing with Ease (available on Amazon, highly recommend if you have reluctant writers). Our 6th grade language arts was switched out for the same program she does for writing. The language arts for 3rd &1st grade was switched out for Grammar Galaxy. Our 3rd grade reading workbook was replaced with 180 Days of Reading, 4th Grade (same comprehension workbook, but the answers are in multiple choice form instead of writing out long answers). Our 6th grade reading has been replaced for now with Evan Moor's Greek and Roman Myths Literature Pockets (also on Amazon).
This Writing book starts off with a section on writing basics which includes naming things ("I see a __________"), feelings, describing, sentences and questions. It then has three sections on writing - Writing a Story, Writing to Inform, and Writing an Opinion. There is a post-test at the end of each of the four sections which is a nice review of what was learned. This book is very thorough in covering many different types of writing and establishing a good foundation for future writing skills. There is a sufficient amount of space to write in the book. It is a good balance of teaching, and doing. There are a total of 32 lessons. Given the fact that there are usually about 36 weeks in a school year, this is a perfect fit and allows a few extra weeks in case someone is sick, you go on vacation, you want to spend extra time on a lesson, or just to have some fun creative writing at the end. Don't let looks fool you - it looks small, but there is a lot in there!
In order to make a complete curriculum you will want to have the following books:
- Language Arts (instruction in parts of speech, grammar, and sentence structure)
- Reading (this is not helping a child learn to read, this is reading comprehension - reading short stories or passages and then answering questions related to what the child just read)
- Phonics (learning to read)
- Spelling (weekly spelling lists with different modalities to learn grade appropriate spelling words)
- Writing (a great progression in how to write - stories, letters, directions, informative, etc.)
For homeschooling purposes this has been wonderful as a complete curriculum. Many other language arts curriculums are an all-in-one deal. 1st grade language arts means 1st grade across the board. However, if your child is a more advanced reader, that means phonics, reading, and maybe spelling will be far too easy at a 1st grade level. Having all the parts in different books allows you to move up or down in grade level(s) to tailor the language arts to fit your child best (they are not connected so that you HAVE to do all on the same level). We do 1st grade language arts and writing, 2nd grade spelling, 3rd grade reading and phonics. I could never do this with an all-in-one without spending a fortune getting all the different levels and then mixing it up. Having separate books also seems to be easier on my child because they feel like they are doing something new when we pull another book out and it gives us the flexibility to do some in the morning, some after lunch, and some on another day without feeling like there are loose ends.
OVERALL, I highly recommend the entire Spectrum language arts series of books, and this Writing book in particular is definitely worth the money and is very comprehensive for 1st grade.