Good writers are made by reading good writing. This curriculum features excerpts from works of great literature, as well as fun activities that provide continual practice with writing poetry, business letters, taking notes, writing essays, and writing a literary critique. Focusing on actual skills rather than abstract rules, grammar is taught in the context of writing as students follow in the footsteps of literary giants. This is part of a two-book series (Volume 1 sold separately) that's designed to take 18 weeks per volume, with 2 weeks spent per unit. Lessons are organized by day with the number of objectives listed out and brief instructions on what they're to write. Word lists, tips for students with different learning styles, and other helps are included. 139 pages, softcover. Grades 6-12.