Star Writer Program for Paragraph & Theme Writing


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Star Writer Program

The Star Writer Program is composed of four parts:
Fundamentals in Paragraph Writing,
Proficiency in Paragraph Writing,
Fundamentals in Theme Writing, and
Proficiency in Theme Writing
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Star Writer Program: Fundamentals in Paragraph Writing

Author(s): Jean Schumaker

Publication Info: Edge Enterprises, Inc.

This product is published by Edge Enterprises, Inc.  Professional development is recommended, see the SIM Event list for sessions.

Writing paragraphs is easy, no? Not so fast! There’s more to a decent paragraph than a beginning, middle, and end. The sentences in a paragraph need to be written from the same point of view, in the same tense, and include transitions that make the sentences flow from beginning to end. Moreover, a paragraph needs to grab the reader’s interest, use a variety of sentences, and supply some information within an internal structure that is organized and clear.

 

This software program contains lessons that enable students to do all these things! It contains lessons that build a paragraph from start to finish. Students begin by learning how to write several types of Topic Sentences. Next, they learn how to plan a paragraph using a digital Paragraph Diagram. Then they learn to create Detail Sentences, and finally they learn to write Clincher Sentences. At the end of the last lesson, they create whole paragraphs. In each lesson, they see example sentences and paragraphs. They watch students demonstrate how to write and then they practice writing key sentences and paragraphs. The interactive multimedia program has narration and activities built within a space odyssey plot. Students can print out notes and handouts throughout the program if their computer is connected to a printer. Teachers score and provide feedback for student practice attempts. Folders of printable materials and an instructor’s guide are also included on the CD. With purchase of each CD is a license to download it onto eight computers.

Star Writer Program: Proficiency in Paragraph Writing

Author(s): Jean Schumaker

Publication Info: Edge Enterprises,

This product is published by Edge Enterprises, Inc.  Professional development is recommended, see the SIM Event list for sessions.

Your students may have mastered writing a basic paragraph with a beginning, middle, and end, but what about a variety of paragraph types? Today’s students are required to write paragraphs in a variety of genres, such as informative, persuasive, narrative, descriptive, and instructive paragraphs.

This software program contains lessons that each focus on a different type of advanced paragraph writing. For each type of paragraph, they learn the requirements for the paragraph and what makes that type of paragraph unique. They see an example paragraph, and they watch and listen to someone writing that particular kind of paragraph. Finally, they practice writing the given type of paragraph. The interactive multimedia program has narration and activities built within a space odyssey plot. Students can print out notes and handouts throughout the program if their computer is connected to a printer. Teachers score and provide feedback for student practice attempts. Folders of printable materials and an instructor’s guide are also included on the CD. With purchase of each CD is a license to download it onto eight computers.

Star Writer Program: Fundamentals in Theme Writing

Author: Jean B. Schumaker

Publication Info: This product is published by Edge Enterprises, Inc.  Professional development is recommended, see the SIM Event list for sessions.

Do your students’ eyes glaze over at the mention of the word “theme”? Maybe their eyes will light up when they see this software program because it can give them a motivational boost while teaching them how to write basic themes.

This software program contains lessons that build a theme from start to finish. Students begin by learning how to write an Introductory Paragraph. Next, they learn how to write Detail Paragraphs, and finally to write Concluding Paragraphs. Along the way, they learn how to think about and organize information for each paragraph on a digital TOWER Diagram. In each lesson, they see example paragraphs. They also practice writing key sentences and then each new type of paragraph. The interactive multimedia program has narration and activities built within a space odyssey plot. Students can print out notes and handouts throughout the program if their computer is connected to a printer. Teachers score and provide feedback for student practice attempts. Folders of printable materials and an instructor’s guide are also included on the CD. With purchase of each CD is a license to download it onto eight computers.

Star Writer Program: Proficiency in Theme Writing

Author: Jean B. Schumaker

Publication Info.: This product is published by Edge Enterprises, Inc.  Professional development is recommended, see the SIM Event list for sessions.

Do your students dig in their heels or put their heads in the sand when they are asked to write an advanced informative, persuasive, or narrative theme? Maybe they will perk up when they see this software program because it can give them a motivational boost while teaching them how to write three types of advanced themes!

This software program contains lessons that each focus on a type of advanced theme writing: informative themes, persuasive themes, and narrative themes. For each type of theme, they learn the requirements for the theme and what makes that type of theme unique. Next, they learn how to plan and write Introductory, Detail, and Concluding Paragraphs for that type of theme. They see example paragraphs, and they watch a demonstration of how to write that type of theme. Finally, they practice writing the given type of theme. The interactive multimedia program has narration and activities built within a space odyssey plot. Students can print out notes and handouts throughout the program if their computer is connected to a printer. Teachers score and provide feedback for student practice attempts. Folders of printable materials and an instructor’s guide are also included on the CD. With purchase of each CD is a license to download it onto eight computers.

Publication Info.: These products are published by Edge Enterprises, Inc.  Professional development is recommended, see the SIM Event list for sessions.