Organized into the following eight sections according to types of writing and level of difficulty, these ready–to–use lessons and activities are printed in a big 8–1/4" x 11" format that opens flat for copying:
PLAYING WITH LANGUAGE: 29 activities like Invasion of the Letter Snatchers and Batting Champ guide students into the fun of writing through words, phrases & sentences.
PARAGRAPH WRITING: 33 activities, including Outrageous Description and Captain Hook, offer experience in creating paragraphs, using the steps of the writing process.
SIMPLE ESSAYS: My Hero and 21st Century Inventions and 40 other activity pages give instruction and practice in composing simple essays.
MORE COMPLEX ESSAYS: 42 activities provide more advanced essay subjects and construction, including some business and technical subjects such as Making Better Schools and Music! Music! Music!
PERSONAL LETTERS: 30 activities such as A Buddy in Space and News from Home help students enjoy writing simple personal letters.
BUSINESS LETTERS: Job applications, letters of complaint, and other activities, 34 in all, such as Radio Station Rock 106 and Summer Cash, give students practice in writing business letters.
CREATIVE WRITING: 31 activities with titles like What s Happening? and Irresistible Beginnings provide instruction and practice in writing descriptions, dialogue, characterization, and plots for stories.
VARIETY PACK: The final 31 activity pages present a variety of writing activities including journals (Who Am I?), journalism (Chasing the News), poetry (Flower Power), and more.
In short, you ll find this innovative resource provides a wealth of stimulating activities to give your students the directed practice they need to learn to write clearly and competently and in a form all ready to copy as many times as you need them for use with individual students, small groups or an entire class!
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Unit One: Playing With Language 1
Examples: "The Timid Turtle (Fill–In Story)," "Contrary Mary," "Icky Squirmy," "Additional Alliteration," "Creating Critters".
Unit Two: Paragraph Writing 33
Examples: "Scrambled Paragraphs," "Captain Hook," "Paragraph Seeds," "Stop That Chop," "Too, Too Much".
Unit Three: Simple Essays 71
Examples: "I Didn′t Know That Was There!" "One Hour in a Supermarket," "A Look at Me, Ten Years From Now".
Unit Four: More Complex Essays 115
Examples: "Great Friends," "Who Collects Stamps?" "The Amazing Man From Milwaukee," "A Perfect World".
Unit Five: Simple Letters 161
Examples: "Friends Across the Miles," "Guess What I′m Doing," "Dear Owner," "Dear Twentieth–Century Folks".
Unit Six: Business Letters 193
Examples: "You′ve Got a Complaint!" "I Can Help," "Dear Box Number," "Team Business Manager," "Summer Cash".
Unit Seven: Creative Writing 237
Examples: "Building Blocks," "Feeling Fine," "Say What?" "Irresistible Beginnings," "A Day in the Life of the Sillies"
Unit Eight: Variety Pack 275
Examples: "Rhyme Time," "Feeling Happy/Feeling Sad," "Chasing the News," "Classroom Flash," "An Interview With Who?"