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ERIC Number: ED512060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 192
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-1-5754-2347-2ISBN-978-1-5754-2347-0
See It, Be It, Write It: Using Performing Arts to Improve Writing Skills and Test Scores
Blecher-Sass, Hope Sara; Moffitt, Maryellen
Free Spirit Publishing
Improve students' writing skills and boost their assessment scores while adding arts education, creativity, and fun to your writing curriculum. With this vibrant resource, improving writing skills goes hand-in-hand with improving test scores. Students learn how to use acting and visualization as prewriting activities to help them connect writing prompts to their own lives, resulting in lively, personalized responses. Easy-to-use checklists guide students to include specific elements in their writing and to demonstrate the writing skills that are assessed on standardized tests. "See It, Be It, Write It" is for anyone charged with teaching writing skills and preparing students for state-mandated standardized tests. Dozens of complete writing prompts are included, so teachers can get started right away. Specific content is also included for teachers working with English language learners, gifted and talented, and special needs students. A CD-ROM includes all reproducible forms, customizable and printable. This book is divided into four parts: (1) Using Performing Arts to Improve Writing Skills and Test Scores; (2) Extending and Optimizing the Process; (3) The Types of Writing Prompts; and (4) Ready-to-Use Prompts. List of Reproducible Pages, Preface, Introduction, References and Resources, and Index are also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Machine-Readable Data Files
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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