Canada-Based Writing Lessons

Canadian Theme-based
Writing Lessons

Each lesson begins with a short ONLINE video teaching session for the parent and the student.  
Just log into the website each day for a quick engaging lesson.
Included online are links for supplemental information and videos, extra worksheets and games 
 
• Traditional coil-bound Vid-E-books suitable to be used one per student. To access the online teaching just open the website, log in and begin receiving valuable teaching and resources.
 
• Downloadable Vid-E-Books contain clickable links to video teaching and references for each lesson. Print out the workbook for your student while using the embedded links to access the daily teaching and supplemental resources.
 
 
Each workbook focuses on a Canadian Theme. Lessons based on the Blended Structure and Style program (Excellence in Writing) will certainly improve student writing using the structural models and stylistic techniques. Grammar and vocabulary built into each lesson increase the sophistication of the student’s finished writing. 
 
Canadian theme-based writing lessons are ideal for classroom or homeschool use. 

All Things Canada

Suitable for Grades 2,3,4

Seven hours of Online videos offer guidance and teaching for each lesson.

Using fun fascinating facts and quirks about Canada,  All Things Canada teaches progressively through all nine units of the Blended Structure and Style (Excellence in Writing) program, beginning with key-word outlining and writing from notes, through the creative and reference units. Sources, room to write and checklists allow you to begin immediately.

Handy reference guides and video chapter teaching accompany this book to easily guide you through the 21 lessons. 

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ATC Downloadable Version

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History of Canada

Suitable for Grades 4,5,6

Online videos offer teaching for each lesson.
 
Video vignettes from the Heritage of Canada series add significant interest and content to these valuable writing lesson plans which allow teachers to improve student writing with Canadian Historical content. Twenty-four weekly lessons incrementally teach the Blended Structure and Style models. 
Easy-to-follow instructions, source texts, video links, and checklists are included for grade 3-5 levels of students.
 
Handy reference guides and online teaching accompany this book to easily guide you through the 20 lessons. 

Neighbours with a Difference

Suitable for Grades 5,6,7,8 +

Online videos offer teaching for each lesson.
 
The longest and friendliest border in the world separates two similar but unique neighbours. These quirks and interesting characteristics form the content for this series of writing lessons which allow teachers to improve student writing with Canadian content. Twenty-four weekly lessons incrementally teach the Blended Structure and Style models. 
Easy-to-follow online teaching , source texts, video links, and checklists are included for grade 5-7 levels of students.
 
This book includes over 8 hours of streaming video instruction, guiding and teaching though each chapter.
 
Handy reference guides and online teaching accompany this book to easily guide you through the 21 lessons. 
 

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Results from Completing the Canada Series - Have a Read!

Derksen Family Testimonials
Darren & Christy Derksen, Joshua, Julia & Jael
You asked us to send our kids NWD Super Essays and our youngest daughter's A Sleepy Viking for Mr.Webster to read; I hope he is still well... Joshua & Julia are now enrolled with HCOS and they are both excelling with all the writing they need to do and Jael's writer's voice is becoming as big as her personality. Thank you:)
Christy DerksenHome School Mom,
Calgary, AB
Click to Read Jael's "Canadian History" Essay after completing the History of Canada course.
Click to read Julia's "Best of Neighbours" Essay after completing Neighbours with a Difference"
Click to read Joshua's "Neighbours with a Difference" Super-Essay after completing the Neighbours with a Difference Course.
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Enhanced Creative Writing –
Coil-Bound Vid-EBook

Authors: Bev & Bryan Rempel

Suitable for Grades 6,7,8 + above

Enhanced Creative Writing with Structure and Style is an ideal 17 Chapter complement to any of the Student Writing Intensives, Continuation Courses and Canada Writing Series teaching the Excellence in Writing program. It is the supplement Dr. J.B. Webster had designed to add greater creative depth to the Structure and Style program for his more advanced students.

The book includes approximately 8 hours on streaming video instruction, guiding and teaching through each chapter.

Covered in Detail are: Flashbacks, Dialogue, The Five Senses, The Five W's, Similes and Metaphors, Alliteration, Allusion, Poetry, Allegory and Foreshadowing.

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