This homeschool package includes everything you need to get started with Writing to Win’s Paired Texts Packets: a teacher manual, a set of 4 student packets, and a set of 4 teacher packets. These packets present reading tasks of literal, inferential, evaluative, and applied comprehension. With a PAL or in a small group, students analyze texts at increasing levels of understanding. They follow the steps of the writing process as they plan their written responses to single and paired texts.
About the High School Teachers’ Edition Grade 12
The teacher editions of Paired Texts Packets use a system of PALs, small groups, and whole-group practices to move students through content-rich, upper-Lexile texts with ease. They support student writing through the writing process with three writing modules that include 1) prewriting options, 2) concrete revision strategies, and 3) analytic scoring rubrics
I thought the Paired Texts Packets were too structured and simple for my honors high school students. I learned that just the opposite was the case. The practices and tasks readily engaged students. 11 out of 24 students exceeded the standard expectation for the state extended writing tasks compared to a high of 5 students in previous years.
– Dr. H. Chambers, Literature and Composition teacher
About the High School Student Edition Grade 12
In these packets, students document their understanding of reading texts paired by theme, context or purpose. In a suggested 3-week cycle, students receive support at their level of reading comprehension and practice with response items like those that they meet on end-of-year tests. They approach year-end tests of extended writing with confidence.
W2Win Paired Texts Packets:
- Present reading texts at the upper Lexile level for each grade level
- Help students track their progress through increasing levels of reading comprehension
- Assist students in managing the study and response to paired texts in a single packet
- Enhance student control of each step of the writing process
- Enable students to satisfy state standards of extended writing responses to texts
- Provide practice with specific text structures (cause-effect, compare-contrast …) in their writing.
Includes the following themes and genres for student writing:
Key to the genres of students’ written responses: A – argument, I – informational, I/A – informational or argument, N – narrative
- The laws of physics, their benefits and consequences: The Physics of a Train Wreck – Good Ole Mr. Newton (I)
- Science and personal belief/conviction: Can Your Cell Phone Cause Cancer? – Radiation Levels are Rising (I/A)
- Role models, character traits, community involvement: “The Joy of Coaching Girls” – “The Best Mentee” (N)
Informational and Argument:
Student Packet (Click cover to view sample pages)
Informational and Argument:
Teacher Packet (Click cover to view sample pages)