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  • Item #: 032979
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     More detailed story writing techniques and advanced creative essays – a sequel to MC 7 (II). This book can be used following any MC I book (5 (I) through 9 (I) and/or after MC 5 (II) or MC 7 (II).

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  • Item #: 053329
    ISBN: 9781590308127
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    What are the names of your fingers? Where did you find your good luck charm? If you plant your heart, what might grow? What do your wings look like today? Why don't you ever run out of surprises? These questions and more are from a chapter called Questions to Ask Yourself. The last page is one to be ripped out and written on by you, the reader. This may be the most creative of all creative writing books out there. The author encourages you to pick and choose, skip around, and write notes on the pages you like or don't like. Parents and teachers could use this in so many ways, the possibilities are truly unlimited. Author Annie Burrows tells us that if you write, you're a writer. She says that reading will make you a better writer and that spelling mistakes have nothing to do with good writing. Writers have to write. Sometimes though we run out of ideas, everyone does. This book will spark a writer's imagination and ensure that the ideas keep on coming. 245pp, pb. ~ Sara

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  • Item #: 025000
    ISBN: 9781620573655
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    This fun book holds a variety of prompts to jump-start kids' creativity. Doodling pages hold a shape or line and encourage children to finish the doodle however they like. Drawing pages contain part of a picture and direct children to provide the missing part, like a fun and silly hat for a boy, decorating the bake sale cookies, or drawing their amazing discovery on the leaf. Writing pages range from fill-in-the-blank stories or statements to writing a story to go with a picture. Many pages combine drawing with writing like drawing a car of the future and then writing about all of the special things the car can do. There is fantastic variety to the 60 pages of activities; you should have no trouble finding activities that appeal to any child. Many kids will think this is just fun work, but in fact it is very helpful to get kids from picturing to writing, especially those young learners who have ideas but cannot yet put them into writing. Any child will benefit from and enjoy these prompts, but it could be also be a valuable resource for a non-verbal child or one with language processing difficulty. These would make a good warm-up activity for your daily language arts lesson. 64 pp, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 003764
    ISBN: 9781930092709
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  • Item #: 027130
    ISBN: 9781118024317
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    Teaching children to write can be accomplished through many of the curricula in this catalog. But how do you encourage a passion for writing? All children are not created equal-what inspires one child may not excite the next. Yet all children are capable of great writing, and this book has been written to create a passion for writing in all elementary students.

    Based on the successful 826 system, this book provides 50 creative writing lessons that parents, teachers and tutors will find easy to implement in their classroom, homeschool room or co-op. The rigorous writing lessons are a compilation of successful lessons utilized in the 826 National Writing Centers and cover topics such as tragic love tales, writing for pets, make believe science, space exploration (meet an alien!), a fairy tale do-over, writing jokes and riddles, using picture prompts, create your own mad-libs, how to be a detective, create your own country, poetry and much more! The lessons will take 1 -2 hours to complete, are adaptable for multi-ages and contain all of the instructions and tips necessary for teaching success. Also included are evaluation rubrics, handouts and common core correlations for those seeking to meet CCSS. An excellent resource to bring fresh enthusiasm to your student's writing assignments. PB. 257 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 054460
    ISBN: 9780936110226
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    Subtitled "Strategies to Build Writing Skills and Confidence", this book will do just that! Fun writing activities with minimal instruction are designed to provide supplementary creative writing practice, making this a "home-run" for many students, parents, and teachers. The 50 page-length activities utilize familiar topics, and include various steps focused on developing creativity. Here is an example from one of the writing activities called "The Shadow Page". First step: "You wouldn't find a shadow in a completely dark room. Why?" The second step: "Write a Story about a dog that is afraid of its own shadow." The third step contains a picture of a shadow and states, "Here are three hand shadows someone has made on the walls. What do you think they could be?" The final step directs students to "write the first letter of your first name in the box and shadow it. Then use that letter as the beginning of the first word in a sentence that tells something about yourself."

    Single lines are included for writing responses, although notebook paper could be utilized if additional space is needed. Reproducible for the purchaser (one copy /per student/per year), this would make an engaging fun Friday activity to build a student's confidence and ingenuity. and each writing activity contains a teacher page with additional comments, suggested responses (no right or wrong answers here!), and an artistic extension activity. 109 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 047134
    ISBN: 9780983528180
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     Fun prompts lead you through the story writing process. Kids will choose an animal character and create an imaginative story. 

  • Item #: 047088
    ISBN: 9780983528173
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     Ocean Adventures combines loads of fun science exploration with writing a good story. Over the 12 lessons, add your own interests and imagination to the question prompts that teach you how to develop characters and more. Your story is finished at this point, and now you get to write the final draft on the lined pages in the back that have cartoon sea life borders you can color. There is even a cover page for you and some resource pages with animal facts you can use to begin your research. 

  • Item #: 025140
    ISBN: 9781563830556
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  • Item #: 024825
    ISBN: 9781429672078
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  • Item #: 024785
    ISBN: 9781429672030
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  • Item #: 003014
    ISBN: 9780964904217
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    Given a choice between writing a fictional story and an essay, I would much rather write a story. But in high school, learning to write essays and compositions is a necessity. The author of Fairview's Guide to Composition and Essay Writing believes that essays and compositions are creative papers, too, and that students should regard them as such, using illustrative and detailed sentences to improve appeal. The book opens with "The Big Picture." Here students are encouraged to start a reading journal and seek out different types and styles of essays from different writers, both modern and classical. Then the book introduces students to the "Golden Rules" of writing, providing them with short samples to revise using these rules. In the following lesson, students focus on style, tone and audience. Then comes an extremely helpful lesson where a lot of people choke: introductions and conclusions. The rest of the chapter works on paragraphs, brainstorming, and drafting. The next section is "Sentence Fluidity." Here students first identify and revise awkward sentences. Then they are shown the differences between writing and speaking, which helps to eliminate frequently used words or word patterns. Next they are helped to choose better words to be more descriptive and precise. They also learn the importance of quotes and how to use them. The third section is devoted to sentence combining, and the use of clauses and phrases that aid in combining sentences. The final section is "Essay Writing," which by now students are well prepared for. First they write a persuasive essay, taking a stand for something they feel strongly about. It takes them through the usual steps: finding a topic, developing it, gathering information, interviews, statistics, then actually writing the paper. The next assignment is a compare and contrast paper. Then comes a personal essay. Here students are aided by advice and warm-ups. The final essay is "The Mock Essay," which is an imitation essay of another writer. Each essay is further explained by a 3-5 page sample essay. Answers are included. When the time comes to write an essay, there is now no need to panic. - Melissa

  • Item #: 000607
    ISBN: 9781684270866
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    So many students get burned out on writing before they've hardly begun, bogged down by complex grammar rules, inflexible formats, and uninteresting assignments. It shouldn't be that way. Writing should be an exciting subject, entered into as an adventure, for there are so many types of writing that every assignment can be enjoyable! This is the way that Gabriel Arquilevich, author of Writing for 100 Days, presents it. Predictably, the book contains 100 lessons, divided into four categories; composition, fiction, poetry, and writing in action. The lessons are short, flexible, and structured for use by the student alone, or for a teacher and student(s). The book kicks off with word usage and a review of punctuation. However, this is only brief review, and though exercises are given, supplemental practice would be helpful to keep those skills fresh. After the basics are reviewed, more punctuation, construction, tone, and style are covered in Composition. Fiction covers character creation, setting, plot, dialogue, and point of view. Poetry covers haiku, limericks, sonnet, free and blank verse, lyrics, and more. Writing in Action (the largest section) contains instruction on writing as part of daily life, such as business and personal letters, interviews, advertisements, reviews, columns, diaries, and greeting cards. The lessons, each covering a major facet of the big topic, are divided into two parts, the lesson and the writing. The introduction is clearly written, includes many examples, and is reader-friendly. Then the fun part - putting into action what you have just learned. The short assignments leave room for lots of creativity.

    We are encouraged, no, told to learn from our mistakes as we write our pieces, and how to recognize familiar pitfalls. Yes, an important step of many of the assignments is to purposely write our piece exhibiting the featured foibles! In a lesson on wordiness, we're told to write a half-page description of an event, adding as much wordiness as possible. In a lesson on fragments and run-on sentences, we have to write a story - a one-page story with one sentence. Or, write a description of an unknown planet, with a catch - use no similes or metaphors. This not only makes errors much more noticeable, but also relays to us the importance of grammatical tools and variety in writing. (Oh, by the way, after you write your piece with the errors, you do go back and fix it.) At the end of each unit, you use all the components you've practiced to write your big composition, fictional story, sestina, and journalistic works.

    For extra fun, several games are featured at the end of the book. Answers to the review questionaire also included. This is truly a "breath of fresh air" for any student, but especially to one who is having a hard time really enjoying the art of writing. 103 pages, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 064206
    ISBN: 9780794535124
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       Play some warm-up games to get creative-writing juices flowing. Spend time perfecting story planning - beginnings, middles and ends! Your budding writer can do both of those things as well as focus on developing characters, descriptions and actions amidst the full-color designs on these lively colored pages. 8” x 9.5”, spiral bound, HC, 64 pp.

  • Item #: 067721
    ISBN: 9781683440628
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    Designed for students who have completed Writing Strands Intermediate 2 or who are in grades 9 or 10. Focuses on advanced skills such as persuasive writing, reports, and developing characters. Students will recognize the three points of view writers use, describe what has been seen over a period of days and writing reports; understand the organization of an explanatory exposition; and develop effective characters and conflict in creative writing. Literature lessons include identifying common literary devices in the Bible; understanding why literary devices are used (allusion, imagery, symbolism, personification, metaphor, simile, metonymy, synecdoche, puns/wordplay, irony, hyperbole, sonic devices/meter, parallelism, anaphora, repetition, and polysyndeton). 318 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 061308
    ISBN: 9780486786261
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    This draw and write journal by Dover provides fascinating pages for kids to fill-in and becomes a fun keepsake to look back on! Each page focuses on a different thought, such as writing about three great experiences, designing the ultimate hangout, where they would go if they could go back in time, and typical journal pages such as favorite everythings, physical and personality characteristics, family, future dreams, etc. The pages are gray-scale with lots of fun illustrations, so children can color each page as they journal along.

  • Item #: 067903
    ISBN: 9780794538743
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     Open a smorgasbord of writing options for your student and let them fill the pages with ideas. Quick tips, varied writing space and appealing designs help introduce and practice writing skills. Pique their interest with brief introductions to important skills such as developing characters, genre, imagery, poetic forms, dialogue, plot mapping, and generating ideas. Besides the classic story writing, you’ll also get a little taste of more unusual genre like listicles, poetry, diary, blogging, sports writing, comics, screenplay and shock journalism. The book includes a glossary, space to record a reading list, and a student bio page. Access to Quicklinks provides more writing inspiration and tips. Consumable, spiralbound, 96 pgs, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 035997
    ISBN: 9780977986033
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    For years, teachers and aspiring writers have asked Lee Roddy (author of "Grizzly Adams," countless short stories, and over 50 novels) to compile a guide from his 20 years of convention seminars. This is that much-anticipated guide. Whether adults use this book to instruct young students or utilize the guidelines to write a best-selling short story or novel of their own, the practical system for writing laid out in this guide will be beneficial. This is not a workbook, and it's not very fancy either, but it lays out a straightforward approach to writing which has been proven to work for the author and many others. It's filled with tips, outlines, suggestions, and rules for writing techniques that will get students to write proper stories and enjoy it as well. The guide begins with a helpful introduction that tells teachers how to use the book and then contains eight lessons on ideas, story building, objectives, obstacles, outcome, characters, plots, and scenes. Goals and the importance of these eight story aspects, outlines, ideas for writing, examples, and so much more are included in each lesson. The end of each lesson also includes a few short-answer questions and a simple writing assignment that will help them use what they have just learned in their own writing. An encouraging conclusion is also included in the guide, with the author giving final tips for making sure your writing is strong and successful. A handy guide presenting a solid method for writing fictional stories. 88 pgs.

  • Item #: 016951
    ISBN: 9781557998033
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  • Item #: 016950
    ISBN: 9781557997319
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  • Item #: 016149
    ISBN: 9781550354270
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    Most of the book is written to the student. There are five main instructional units. The first section describes what an essay is and how to recognize an essay and its different parts. The second section covers prewriting techniques like brainstorming, research, selection of arguments, and outlining. The third section shows the steps to write a first draft. Aspects such as the thesis paragraph, transitions, paragraphs in the body, the concluding paragraph, using quotes in an essay, and footnotes and bibliography are described. The fourth section is the largest and covers editing and revising. They instruct students on how to develop and improve style and make sure the mechanics are correct. Diction, tone, sentence variety, and syntax are just a few of the subjects covered. The final section shows the student how to write the final draft. A sample essay is included, as are charts to show diagramming of certain writing techniques. There are a few reproducible worksheets and activities included in the book but, overall, it is mostly informational text, describing the writing process for the essay.

  • Item #: 007011
    ISBN: 9781557996046
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    So, you'd like your children to write or journal everyday, but you are a little short on topics. Have no fear! n this one, multi-grade book are 300 Quickwrite topics, 209 story starters & titles and 151 reproducible writing forms! All this, PLUS it's organized by month, so you can use seasonally-correct ideas (I just coined that word). For every month, there's a full-page, seasonal picture (which can be copied and colored by your younger children) along with a writing idea, a calendar-formatted page filled with one Quickwrite topic per day, a page full of story starters and Titles, and 10+ reproducible "write on" pages. These latter pages are especially good, with appropriate graphics, lines to write on, and well-conceived ideas. The authors took a lot of time and effort to come up with these, and it shows. This is an excellent resource you will use again and again.

  • Item #: 071709
    ISBN: 9780439271769
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  • Item #: 067843
    ISBN: 9781454919353
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    Even the most creative writer appreciates a good writing prompt! This book writes like a journal. It’s not a fussy one with lots of curlicues and color, no, this one has white pages with simple black type and lines. The topics are current such as: what’s your favorite viral video? And what do you like about it? There is only space for a paragraph on that one. A longer prompt, where you are given a page to write would be: you catch a stranger stealing from your school. What do you do? What if it’s actually your friend who is stealing? Other topics include homework, music, and your perfect day. There are hundreds of prompts here. This would appeal to boys or girls, in both the topics and appearance of the book. 7x9”, sc. ~Sara

  • Item #: 065852
    ISBN: 9781467782906
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  • Item #: 063987
    ISBN: 9781491459928
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    Steal the Scene: Writing Amazing Drama will help you hone your skills as a playwright. This book defines writing drama as writing plays – it is a story not just to be read, but to be seen and heard. Plays are written in a script format and may be full length or one act. How do you get started – base it on real life and consider your audience. Learn how to heighten the drama (climax) in your writing, offer a resolution to the situation, and leave the audience laughing or crying – inspire emotion. Bring your characters to life by using characteristics of people you know. Dialogue will help your audience get to know your characters, so make your dialogue strong and believable, not trivial or meaningless. Polish your play by reading and revising then perform for your friends. If you’re really serious about being a playwright, perform your play for your community and beyond.

  • Item #: 063986
    ISBN: 9781491459942
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    Maybe poetry is your passion and you want some new thoughts. You’ll be amazed at the amount of information packed into Catch Your Breath: Writing Poignant Poetry. The first chapter helps you develop habits that will help you be a better poet – embrace words, phrases, and your emotions; read more to write better; don’t lose your ideas, keep an idea journal. Different forms of poetry are then presented – found poem, haiku, acrostic, cinquain, and Fibonacci. Even rhyming poems aren’t all the same – traditional rhymes, near rhymes, and internal rhymes. The language you use affects your final product – sensory words, comparisons, repetition, alliteration, assonance, and consonance. When you can’t think of a thing to write about, go after ideas – look around, use your idea journal, try a different poetic form. The last two chapters of the book will help your poet polish and share their poems. This book would be a great poetry unit, not just a supplement.

  • Item #: 059718
    ISBN: 9781338264760
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