Michael Clay Thompson’s series about writing begins with Sentence Island, a lavishly illustrated book for gifted third-grade or regular fourth-grade students. Part of the Level 1 Language Arts Curriculum, Sentence Island should follow Grammar Island, while working with Building Language and Music of the Hemispheres. Sentence Island can also be used as a stand-alone text.
This volume features an array of quirky animals, birds, insects, a talking tree, and an amazing fish—whose name is Mud. From each character, Mud learns a different aspect of sentence structure. These rules and concepts are the essential foundation students need for formal writing assignments.
This delightful book teaches in a lively way some advanced concepts. Understanding these concepts enables students to write sentences that make sense, communicate ideas, and impart information. Its approach and the wonderful illustrations, demonstrate too that it can be fun to write well.
The digital edition features readings by author Michael Clay Thompson.