The Boost! Writing series is an exciting set of books that provides meaningful skills practice.
These attractive, full color books cover topics that are sure to catch the students’ interest (e.g., the circus, cool critters, studying abroad, life on Mars). These books teach a variety of writing strategies, such as making a plan, writing descriptive sentences, writing about a personal experience, and using details and examples to support your ideas.
Each book contains 12 units and comes with a free audio CD for both reading and listening. Besides focusing on writing, each book also integrates the four skills by combining writing and reading, writing and listening, etc. They are great for classroom use as well as for tutoring / small group instruction.
Age-appropriate and cross-cultural topics.
Writing practice that builds from sentences and paragraphs to full length passages.
Integrated skills practice is included at the end of each unit
Boost! covers all skills comprehensively across the five courses and is tightly-leveled across the four levels ensuring a smooth and steady progression for students and teachers.
Even though each course focuses on a different skill, Boost! follows an integrated approach with each of the skills brought together at the end of every unit.
Boost! presents skills studies through content that truly appeals to and motivates young students. Through cross-curricular topics, students find themselves gaining invaluable knowledge on a variety of other subjects (history, science, social studies, IT, etc.) while improving their English skills!
As a stand alone, each skill course offers targeted practice where it’s needed most. Each course can also be used in combination with other Boost! skills courses or other courses entirely!
The critical thinking skills practiced in every unit help young students master the skills they need to succeed in their exams and throughout life!
Boost! Writing 3 is appropriate for a strong 8th grader, an average 9th grader, or a weak 10th-11th grader.
Boost! Writing 4 is appropriate for a strong 9th grader, an average 10th grader.
They are also suitable for native speakers, two or three grades lower than the grade recommendations listed above.