The series uses a systematic approach to building skills from one level to the next. All lessons are written using accessible language to support students at a wide range of reading and writing levels.
Every lesson ends with an exercise that asks students to go beyond the book to apply the skill they are being taught. These exercises encourage students to use real-world texts, their peers, and their own portfolios to deepen their learning.
Students learn effective research methods, such as developing inquiry questions, searching for and evaluating sources, taking notes, paraphrasing and citing to avoid plagiarism, and protecting their privacy online.
Each level in Language Power Now is composed of dozens of lessons that teach the specific skills that students need to be effective writers. Every lesson begins with an explanation of the skill, followed by exercises that allow students to demonstrate their understanding of the skill and apply it with real writing practice.
Each level in this series includes:
In every book, skills are developed on a continuum from level to level.
Assessment tools include:
• Answer Keys
• Student self-evaluation
The student workbooks in this series have been structured by letter to meet students’ reading comprehension and writing competency. The Scope and Sequence chart outlines the systematic approach to building skills from one level to the next.VIEW SCOPE AND SEQUENCE CHART
Dr. Ruth McQuirter Scott is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Brock University where she teaches language arts to preservice students and graduate courses on writing. She is the author of Nelson Word Study (Nelson Education, 2009), Knowing Words: Creating Word-Rich Classrooms (Nelson Education, 2008) and Spelling: Connecting the Pieces (Gage, 2004), and co-author of the Canadian Spelling Program, Grades 1–8 (Gage, 1999). Much of her work has focused on linking research and practice in the field of spelling.