Each 10-minute lesson in this guide offers proven methods for strengthening a wide variety of writing skills. Students will learn good writing techniques such as finding strong verbs, using details, crafting great endings, selecting good topics, and more.
Help your students turn simple sentences into super sentences! Transparencies, writing forms, writing-center activities, and a trait-based writing guide help you provide students with structured and motivating writing practice.
Write Better Sentences and Paragraphs is a series of 3 writing workbooks providing varied and interesting tasks to help enhance students writing, enabling them to write creatively, to elaborate and to express themselves fluently. The guided tasks ensure that these writing techniques are modeled and scaffolded while being sufficiently open-ended to provide opportunities for students to exercise their creativity, and for meaningful extension activities. Main features: • Activities that provide models, practices and graphic organizers that students can use to improve their writing • Hints providing students with prompts to help them as they work through the tasks • Parent extension activities to help parents guide their children to reinforce and consolidate their learning For use with Grades 4-.
This collection of 15-minute, fun and engaging writing activities is designed to help students succeed in standardized writing tests. Each sentence-writing activity starts with a model sentence and a quick tip for helping students craft their own sentences, from simple subject-predicate sentences to more detailed compound sentences. Students then graduate to writing and structuring different kinds of paragraphs, including descriptive, narrative, expository, and persuasive. Includes a list of inspiring prompts and topics to get students' creative juices flowing. For use with Grades 3–6.
Help students learn how to write fiction with 20 lessons that cover story starters, transitions, closings, elaborations, and the use of figurative language. Each lesson is presented over a period of five days, with one page of activities introduced each day. By the end of the lessons, students will be ready not only to write stories, but also to communicate ideas in any writing format.
Do you wonder if your children are missing some vital part of their education, but hesitate to help them because you don't know where to begin? THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU. It provides educationally sound, simple and inexpensive step-by-step processes to help children from K-12. The teaching techniques are organized by skill level rather than age level. There are seven sections, each containing several chapters.
Author: Judy Gould
Publisher: Teaching and Learning Company
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Teach writing skills using the Four Square method, which has been proven to work in classrooms just like yours. This revised and updated edition of the book also includes PowerPoint files filled with additional Four Square examples, activities, and writing exercises. 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. It is also great for content area writing.
Author: Evan Jay Gould
Publisher: Teaching and Learning Company
Release Date: 2008-09-01
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.