WORKBOOK FEATURES: - Ages 7-8, Grade 2 - 3 chapters, 112 pages, 10.7 inches x 8.4 inches - Topics covered: writing stories, informative, and opinion pieces - Chapter tests and writer's handbook - Answer key included FOCUSED PRACTICE: Spectrum's Second Grade Writing Workbook leads young writers through each step of the writing process so they can develop and practice critical thinking skills in writing stories, letters, reports, and opinions. The 112-page workbook helps kids learn core concepts, such as the writing process, story structure, using descriptive and sensory words, facts and opinions, researching topics, and comparison. CORRELATED TO CURRENT STATE STANDARDS: This standards-based workbook will help your child improve their proficiency in essential writing skills including writing narratives that recount a sequence of events, writing and expanding complete simple and compound sentences, planning, drafting, and revising written works, and choosing and organizing main ideas and key points. HOW IT WORKS: Each lesson focuses on a specific concept to help your second grader improve their writing skills. The progressive lessons teach and reinforce written language skills with step-by-step instructions, clear examples, full-color illustrations, and engaging open-ended writing exercises. The writer's handbook reinforces grammar and language skills to support student success. WORKING TOGETHER: Parents, teachers, and students can accurately gauge student learning and writing mastery using the chapter post-tests and answer key. WHY SPECTRUM: For more than 20 years, Spectrum has provided solutions for parents who want to help their children get ahead and for teachers who want their students to meet and exceed set learning goals; the workbooks are also an excellent resource for homeschooling. Spectrum partners with you in supporting your child's educational journey every step of the way.