This packet offers a dual approach to the teaching of writing. It acknowledges the importance of the formal study of grammar but also supports recent research which suggests that in order to become writers, students must write. For this reason, "Writing Well" reinforces grammatical concepts with practice sections to clarify language basics but also includes extensive writing assignments. Activities introduce students to paragraph structure, facts and opinions, writing news articles, descriptive paragraphs, and more. The objectives for each lesson are reviewed in the Edit portion of each page. Answer key and progress chart are included.