Description : Includes subjects such as selecting a topic, gathering and organizing information, outlining, proofreading and using description to make writing 'sparkle.'
Description : "I don't know what to write about!" is the common response when kids are asked to indulge in creative writing. This lively collection of unique writing activities will quiet that complaint forever! The 101 fun and functional creative writing activities in this book were designed to stimulate the interest and creativity of children. The author's philosophy, "if it's fun, kids will do it," is obvious in such whimsical ideas as having students write 10 ways to complete the sentence: "If I were a ___, I would ___" or challenging them to write home remedies for the common cold, a headache, sibling rivalry, homework overload, etc. These writing activities encourage kids to write about what they know best - themselves - and turn writing practice into a time of self-expression. Students will find pleasure in the writing process using these ideas.
Description : This book is designed to be used with most sixth grade English language texts and provides practice in writing sentences, paragraphs, and stories, and introduces proofreading symbols. Each page in the book introduces a new concept or skill with a definition, rule, or instruction clearly stated at the top of the page. Learning different kinds of words (nouns, verbs, etc.) and their relationship to each other (grammar) helps children develop confidence and skill in using language. Answer key included.
Description : Teach writing basics, reinforce skills, and encourage a love of writing with this basic and practical guide. Students will learn how to write book reports, formal reports, essays, poetry, short stories, friendly correspondence, and business letters. They will master selecting topics, organizing information, proofreading, using description, and considering the audience. “Just for Fun” exercises provide opportunities for them to develop confidence and enjoyment in working with words.
Description : 38 different poetic forms (complete with definitions, examples, guidelines, and a place for students to write their own) show the power of language and how to use it! Written by a master teacher, author, educator, and poet, this is the how-to poetry book ??????
Description : This book is designed to be used with most fifth-grade English language texts and provides practice in capitalization, punctuation, writing sentences, paragraphs, and stories, and identifying parts of speech. Each page in the book introduces a new concept or skill with a definition or rule clearly stated at the top of the page. Learning different kinds of words (nouns, verbs, etc.) and their relationship to each other (grammar) helps children develop confidence and skill in using language. Answer key included.
Description : Build your classroom into a winning team of writers. This manual of writing strategies and focused practice items will be all you need to coach young writers to become more confident authors. Everything you need is in one place: explanations of successful writing techniques, writing samples to discuss as a group and practice pages for small groups or independent work.
Description : "The First Grade Big Book" provides easy-to-use reproducible activities in math, language arts, science, social studies, writing, health, and art. Students learn through a multitude of fun formats, including crossword puzzles, word searches, dot-to-dots, secret code, hidden pictures, and experiments. (176 pages)
Description : Teach writing skills using the Four Square method, which has been proven to work in classrooms just like yours. The Four Square method can be used with all forms of writing and will fit any reading or language arts program. This step-by-step approach is built around a simple graphic organizer that first shows students how to collect ideas and then helps them use those ideas to create clear and polished prose. Open-ended reproducibles make the technique accessible to writers of all ability ranges. Also great for content area writing.