Well Trained Mind Expository Writing

Take full advantage of your Writing with Ease and Writing with Skill curricula from Well Trained Mind with these lesson plans for use with your Homeschool Planet subscription. Each plan lays out the publisher's recommended course of study in Homeschool Planet and gives you and your student an easy-to-follow schedule of assignments.

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  • The publisher's recommended course of study
  • A full school year of scheduled assignments, reviews, and tests for each level
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  • Writing with Ease bundle includes all 4 lesson plans!
  • Writing with Skill bundle includes all 3 lesson plans!
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Lesson Plans

Writing With Ease Lesson Plan Bundle  For Grades 1 - 5

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Writing With Ease Lesson Plan Bundle includes:
Writing With Ease, Level 1
Writing With Ease, Level 2
Writing With Ease, Level 3
Writing With Ease, Level 4

$31.80

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Writing With Ease, Level 1  For Grades 1 - 2

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The curriculum for this Writing With Ease, Level 1 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

339269: Writing with Ease - Level One, WorkbookWriting with Ease - Level One, Workbook
By Susan Wise Bauer / Well-Trained Mind Press

A new series on teaching writing, from the author of "The Well-Trained Mind," In "Writing with Ease," Susan Wise Bauer lays out an alternative plan for teaching writing, one that combines the best elements of old-fashioned writing instruction with innovative new educational methods. The workbooks provide lessons, student worksheets, and teacher instructions for every day of writing instruction. Each covers one year of study. Used along with "Writing with Ease," Level One (first in a planned four-volume set) completes the elementary-grade writing curriculum.

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Writing With Ease, Level 2  For Grades 2 - 3

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The curriculum for this Writing With Ease, Level 2 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

339290: Writing with Ease Level Two WorkbookWriting with Ease Level Two Workbook
By Susan Wise Bauer / Well-Trained Mind Press

Designed to be used alongside Susan Wise Bauer's Writing with Ease manual, this Level 2 workbook provides a week-by-week, day-by-day collection of practical exercises. Dictation assignments, comprehension questions, and reading passages from classic children's literature are included, allowing writers to hone their skills in the style of great authors. Semi-scripted lessons take all the guesswork out of teaching writing, while the thorough content covered leaves no gaps in students' writing style! 176 pages, including lined & labeled writing pages for the appropriate exercises. Pages are reproducible for within a single family.

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Writing With Ease, Level 3  For Grades 3 - 4

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The curriculum for this Writing With Ease, Level 3 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

339306: Writing with Ease Level 3 WorkbookWriting with Ease Level 3 Workbook
By Susan Wise Bauer / Well-Trained Mind Press

A new series on teaching writing from the author of "The Well-Trained Mind", Susan Wise Bauer lays out an innovative plan, one that combines the best elements of old-fashioned writing instruction with new educational methods. Designed to be used alongside the sold-separately core text Writing with Ease, this workbook provides lessons clearly organized by week and day. Scripted for maximum ease of use, narrations, questions, dictations, and teaching instruction (including definitions for words used in the readings) are all provided within the lessons; the back of the book contains referenced student workbook pages and the needed reading passages and sentences. Covers one year of study; this workbook is third in the series. 272 pages, softcover. Pages are reproducible for in-family use only. Grade 3.

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Writing With Ease, Level 4  For Grades 4 - 5

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The curriculum for this Writing With Ease, Level 4 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

339313: Writing with Ease Level 4 WorkbookWriting with Ease Level 4 Workbook
By Susan Wise Bauer / Well-Trained Mind Press

Designed to be used alongside Susan Wise Bauer's The Complete Writer: Writing with Ease Manual this Level 4 workbook provides a week-by-week, day-by-day collection of practical exercises. Dictation assignments, comprehension questions, and reading passages from classic children's literature are included, allowing writers to hone their skills in the style of great authors. Semi-scripted lessons take all the guesswork out of teaching writing, while the thorough content leaves no gaps in students' writing skills! 302 pages, including lined & labeled writing pages for the appropriate exercises. Pages are reproducible for within a single family. Grades 4-5.

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Writing With Skill Lesson Plan Bundle  For Grades 6 - 10

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Writing With Skill Lesson Plan Bundle includes:
Writing with Skill, Level 1
Writing with Skill, Level 2
Writing with Skill, Level 3

$29.85

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Writing With Skill, Level 1  For Grades 6 - 8

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The curriculum for this Writing With Skill, Level 1 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

339535: Writing with Skill Student Workbook Level 1; Level 5 of The Complete WriterWriting with Skill Student Workbook Level 1; Level 5 of The Complete Writer
By Susan Wise Bauer / Well-Trained Mind Press

Susan Wise Bauer wrote the Writing with Skill for students to begin to work through independently, and the text is written directly to the student. Organized by days, each "step" progressively moves students through the workbook as they move from one day to the next. Covering the basics of composition, outlining, sentence skills, beginning literary criticism of poetry and prose, writing narratives and descriptions, and researching and documenting sources, the course culminates with a final project. Using extensive literary models and step-by-step instructions on the lesson concepts, students will gain the tools needed to write with clarify and confidence. All source material is included; students will need to write their assignments in a separate book. Grade 5-8. 544 pages, softcover.

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Writing with Skill, Level 2  For Grades 6 - 8

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The curriculum for this Writing with Skill, Level 2 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

333961: The Complete Writer: Writing With Skill Student Workbook Level 2

The Complete Writer: Writing With Skill Student Workbook Level 2
By Susan Wise-Bauer / Well-Trained Mind Press

Writing with Skill: Level 2 is the second book in the Writing with Skill series, and the 6th in The Complete Writer series by Susan Wise Bauer.

Perfect for middle school students who are continuing to work independently, the text is written directly to the student and organized by weeks, days, and then "steps" that progressively move students through the workbook. Students simply read through their lesson (which integrates instruction and the exercises) and follow the instructions given for each day.

Level 2 provides extensive coverage of organization, composition structure, and research methods through straightforward yet detailed explanations of how to construct their writing. Topics in history, science, literature, and poetry are provided with all necessary source material included right in the text! Students will also learn:

  • One-, two-, and three-level outlining
  • How to write chronological narratives, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences across the curriculum
  • Critical literary essays on fiction and poetry
  • How to research and document source material

Using literary models from great literature and step-by-step instructions on the lesson concepts, students will gain the tools needed to write with clarify and confidence. Students will need to write their assignments in a separate book. Grades 5-8. 482 pages, softcover.

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Writing with Skill, Level 3  For Grades 8 - 9

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The curriculum for this Writing with Skill, Level 3 lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

339740: Writing With Skill Student Workbook Level 3

Writing With Skill Student Workbook Level 3
By Susan Wise Bauer / Well-Trained Mind Press

Writing with Skill: Level 3 is the third book in the Writing with Skill series, and the 7th within the full The Complete Writer series by Susan Wise Bauer.

Perfect for middle school students who are continuing to work independently, the text is written directly to the student and organized by weeks, days, and then "steps" that progressively move students through the workbook. Students simply read through their lesson (which integrates instruction and the exercises) and follow the instructions given for each day.

Level 3 builds upon the skills introduced in Level 2, with a focus on outlining, rewriting, research, and documentation, while introducing new skills such as narrative by significance, explanation by cause and effect, instructional sequence, and experimental sequence. Topics in history, science, literature, and poetry are provided with all necessary source material included right in the text! Students will also spend more time researching and writing their own original compositions. Students will also study:

  • Topic sentences
  • Documentation, plagiarism, introductions, and conclusions
  • Writing about fiction & poetry
  • Place description and chronological narrative

Using literary models from great literature and step-by-step instructions on the lesson concepts, students will gain the tools needed to write with clarify and confidence. Students will need to write their assignments in a separate book. Grades 5-8. 416 pages, softcover.

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