ERIC Number: ED400564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Write! Write! Write! Ready-to-Use Writing Process Activities for Grades 4-8.
Behrman, Carol H.
This handbook contains over 265 reproducible writing process activities that help make writing fun for students in grades 4-8. The handbook provides stimulating activities to give students the directed practice they need to learn to write clearly and competently. Designed for minimal teacher input, activities are complete with directions geared to the level of student understanding to help them master the writing process--prewriting activities, including brainstormimg alone or in groups, speedy writing of a first draft, revisions, and the final copy. Organized into eight sections according to types of writing and level of difficulty, these ready-to-use lessons and activities are printed in a big, spiral-bound format that opens flat for easy copying. The sections are, as follows: Playing with Language (29 activities that guide students into the fun of writing through words, phrases, and sentences); Paragraph Writing (33 activities which offer experience in creating paragraphs, using the steps of the writing process); Simple Essays (42 activity pages which give instruction and practice in composing simple essays); More Complex Essays (42 activities which provide more advanced essay subjects and construction, including business/technical subjects); Personal Letters (30 activities for letter writing); Business Letters (job applications, letters of complaint, and other activities, 34 in all); Creative Writing (31 activities which provide instruction and practice in writing descriptions, dialogue, characterization, and plot for stories); and Variety Pack (31 activities which present writing activities, including journals, journalism, and poetry). (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Process Approach (Writing), Student Improvement, Units of Study, Writing Exercises, Writing Improvement, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
Simon and Schuster, Bldg. 2, 200 Old Tappan Road, Old Tappan, NJ 07675-7095 ($27.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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