ERIC Number: ED349581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Writing Resource Activities Kit: Ready-To-Use Worksheets and Enrichment Lessons for Grades 4-9.
Muschla, Gary Robert
Designed to meet the needs of children of various age and ability levels, this book provides teachers of grades 4-9 with over 250 writing activities and reproducible worksheets for teaching students how to write effective compositions, essays, stories, poems, and more. Activities in the book focus on the various stages of the writing process, offering students meaningful experiences with each part of the process. Each activity or worksheet corresponds to specific writing skills. Each worksheet offers a writing tip and directions for the student; is linked directly to skills taught in the chapter; includes an optional extension to expand the activity; and includes illustrations. Each set of worksheets is preceded by a section containing teaching suggestions presented in a lesson-plan format. The book also includes follow-up activities and a skills index to help teachers match writing assignments with particular skills. Chapters in the book are: (1) Where Children Get Ideas; (2) Developing Ideas into Stories; (3) Building Believable Characters; (4) Writing Style and Technique; (5) The Mechanics of Writing; (6) Teaching the Writing of Nonfiction; (7) Teaching the Writing of Poetry; (8) Teaching Revision; and (9) Evaluation. (RS)
Descriptors: Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Nonfiction, Poetry, Process Approach (Writing), Revision (Written Composition), Writing Evaluation, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Center for Applied Research in Education, Book Distribution Center, Route 59 at Brookhill Dr., West Nyack, NY 10994 ($27.95 plus $4.96 postage/handling and state sales tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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