50 Writing Lessons That Work!: Motivating Prompts and Easy Activities That Develop the Essentials of Strong Writing (Grades 4-8)
50 Writing Lessons That Work!: Motivating Prompts
If you want to teach writing skills without taking the joy out of writing, this teacher-written resource is for you. You'll find easy, ready-to-use activities and thought-provoking prompts that will help your students become inventive and flexible writers. Includes creative and expository writing skills such as organizing ideas, writing focused paragraphs, making transitions, using strong adjective and action verbs, writing dialogue, revising, and much, much more. Developing these skills will help students do better on strandardized tests and approach writing with excitement. Includes engaging reproducibles and a wealth of student samples. For use with Grades 4-8.
- Brand: Scholastic Teaching Resources
- ASIN: 0590522124
- UPC: 078073522125
Don't Forget to Write for the Secondary Grades: 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons (Ages 11 and Up)
Don't Forget to Write for the Secondary Grades:
Fantastic strategies for getting high school students excited about writing This book offers 50 creative writing lesson plans from the imaginative and highly acclaimed 826 National writing labs. Created as a resource to reach all students (even those most resistant to creative writing), the off-beat and attention-grabbing lessons include such gems as "Literary Facebooks," where students create a mock Facebook profile based on their favorite literary character, as well as highly practical lessons like the "College Application Essay Boot Camp." These writing lessons are written by experts—and favorite novelists, actors, and other entertainers pitched in too. Road-tested lessons from a stellar national writing lab Inventive and unique lessons that will appeal to even the most difficult-to-reach students Includes a chart linking lessons to the Common Core State Standards 826 National is an organization committed to supporting teachers, publishing student work, and offering services for English language learners.
- ASIN: 111802432X
Writers Read Better: Nonfiction: 50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work Into Powerful Genre Reading (Corwin Literacy)
Writers Read Better: Nonfiction: 50+ Paired Lessons That
When It Comes to Reading, Writers Have an Advantage We know that writing skills reinforce reading skills, but what’s the best way to capitalize on this relationship? By flipping the traditional "reading lesson first, writing lesson second" sequence, Colleen Cruz helps you make the most of the writing-to-reading connection with 50 carefully matched lesson pairs centered around non-fiction texts. Lessons can be implemented either as a complete curriculum or as a supplement to an existing program. Complete with suggestions on adapting the lessons to suit the needs of your classroom and individual students, Writers Reader Better offers a solid foundation for giving your students the advantage of transferable literacy skills.
- ASIN: 1506311237
The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers
The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to
The Reading Strategies Book made the New York Times Best Seller List by making it simpler to match students' needs to high-quality instruction. Now, in The Writing Strategies Book, Jen Serravallo does the same, collecting 300 of the most effective strategies to share with writers, and grouping them beneath 10 crucial goals. "You can think of the goals as the what, "writes Jen, "and the strategies as the how." From composing with pictures all the way to conventions and beyond, you'll have just-right teaching, just in time. With Jen's help you'll: develop individual goals for every writer give students step-by-step strategies for writing with skill and craft coach writers using prompts aligned to a strategy present mentor texts that support a genre and strategy adjust instruction to meet individual needs with Jen's Teaching Tips demonstrate and explain a writing move with her Lesson Language learn more with Hat Tips to the work of influential teacher-authors. She even offers suggestions for stocking your writing center, planning units of study, celebrating student writing, and keeping records. Whether you use Writing Workshop, 6+1 Traits, Daily 5's "Work on Writing," a scripted writing program, the writing exercises in your basal, or any other approach, you'll discover a treasure...
- ASIN: 032507822X
Write from the Start! Writing Lessons Grd 6-8
Write from the Start! Writing Lessons Grd
Teach students different types of writing, including narratives, poems, reports, explanations, and more. Sample texts and a variety of activities help guide students and give them practice in writing similar types of text. Additional activities for grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling are also included. 96pp
- Brand: Teacher Created Resources
- ASIN: 1420680749
- UPC: 088231980742
Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Writing: With More Than 50 Texts from National Geographic, The New York Times, Prevention, The Washington Post, Smithsonian, Harvard Business Review and Many Others
Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Writing: With More
- Over 50 reproducible mentor texts that demonstrate the moves of skillful nonfiction writers - 36 ready to use content-literacy lessons designed to engage students in close reading, quick writing, and lively discussion - More than 100 options for meaningful, content-focused extended writing projects. "Using these practical lessons, you can teach your own subject matter in more compelling and memorable ways-and at the same time, help your students become better thinkers and writers across the day and through the year." -Harvey "Smokey" Daniels and Nancy Steineke Content-area teachers, rejoice once again: Harvey "Smokey" Daniels and Nancy Steineke bring you the companion volume to their ever popular Texts & Lessons for Content-Area Reading-this time helping students "write to learn," using powerful writing and thinking strategies that get students engaged in your content and prepare them for academic writing, but don't increase your workload. "And here's the bonus you'll only believe once you try this stuff," Smokey and Nancy write, "these strategies add joy to our teaching. Classes feel crisper and more energetic; there is flow between writing and talking, reflection and action." Three text set lessons designed to be studied, written about, and debated together are divided ...
- Brand: Heinemann
- ASIN: 0325077673
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Sapiens: A Brief History of
Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout.#1 New York Times Bestseller The Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg, now available as a beautifully packaged paperbackFrom a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decade...
- Brand: Harper Perennial
- ASIN: 0062316117
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a
Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American ReadHarper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatredOne of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.
- Brand: Harper Perennial
- ASIN: 0060935464
The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades
The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking
"HELP! My Students Can't Write!" Why You Need a Writing Revolution in Your Classroom and How to Lead It. The Writing Revolution (TWR) provides a clear method of instruction that you can use no matter what subject or grade level you teach. The model, also known as The Hochman Method, has demonstrated, over and over, that it can turn weak writers into strong communicators by focusing on specific techniques that match their needs and by providing them with targeted feedback. Insurmountable as the challenges faced by many students may seem, TWR can make a dramatic difference. And the method does more than improve writing skills. It also helps: Boost reading comprehension Improve organizational and study skills Enhance speaking abilities Develop analytical capabilities TWR is as much a method of teaching content as it is a method of teaching writing. There's no separate writing block and no separate writing curriculum. Instead, teachers of all subjects adapt the TWR strategies and activities to their current curriculum and weave them into their content instruction. But perhaps what's most revolutionary about the TWR method is that it takes the mystery out of learning to write well. It breaks the writing process down into manageable chunks and then has students practice the chunks th...
- Brand: JOSSEY BASS
- ASIN: 1119364914
The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition)
Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave
Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never
#1 New York Times BestsellerIn Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style. Room by room, Homebody gives you an in-depth look at how these styles are implemented as well as how to blend the looks you're drawn to in order to create spaces that feel distinctly yours. A removable design template at the back of the book offers a step-by-step guide to planning and sketching out your own design plans. The insight shared in Homebody will instill in you the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces you never want to leave.
- Brand: AMERICAN WEST BOOKS
- ASIN: 006280197X
Writers Read Better: Narrative: 50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work Into Powerful Genre Reading (Corwin Literacy)
Writers Read Better: Narrative: 50+ Paired Lessons That
When It Comes to Reading, Writers Have an Advantage We know that writing skills reinforce reading skills, but what’s the best way to capitalize on this relationship? By flipping the traditional "reading lesson first, writing lesson second" sequence, Colleen Cruz helps you make the most of the writing-to-reading connection with 50 carefully matched lesson pairs centered around narrative texts. Lessons can be implemented either as a complete curriculum or as a supplement to an existing program. Complete with suggestions on adapting the lessons to suit the needs of your classroom and individual students, Writers Reader Better: Narrative offers a solid foundation for giving your students the advantage of transferable literacy skills.
- Brand: Corwin
- ASIN: 1506349447
Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in
Now a New York Times Bestseller!As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. He made friends in Uganda, and they liked him so much he became the Ugandan consul. He pursued his wife for three years before she agreed to date him. His grades weren't good enough to get into law school, so he sat on a bench outside the Dean’s office for seven days until they finally let him enroll. Bob Goff has become something of a legend, and his friends consider him the world's best-kept secret. Those same friends have long insisted he write a book. What follows are paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world’s most delightfully engaging and winsome people. What fuels his impact? Love. But it's not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Bob's love takes action. Bob believes Love Does.When Love Does, life gets interesting. Each day turns into a hilarious, whimsical, meaningful chance that makes faith simple and real. Each chapter is a story that forms a book, a life. And this is one life you don't want to miss.Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude just might inspire you to be secret...
- Brand: HarperCollins Christian Pub.
- ASIN: 1400203759
- UPC: 884200612511
Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science
Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and
Discover the Wonders of the Universe with the CreatorIt’s impossible to out-imagine God. He orchestrates time, creates light, and speaks things into existence—from the largest stars to the smallest starfish. God is a powerful, purposeful, personal, unparalleled Creator.Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens tell the glory of God. And the skies announce what his hands have made.”Indescribable displays the majesty of creation with scientific findings, photography, and original illustrations. These 100 devotions encourage awe at God’s creativity with an in-depth look at • Space, Galaxies, Planets, and Stars• Earth, Geology, Oceans, and Weather• Animals—from Hummingbirds to Dinosaurs• Our Minds, Bodies, and Imaginations Each devotion features a “Be Amazed” section with fascinating facts, hands-on activities, and a closing prayer. Based on Louie Giglio’s popular messages “Indescribable” and “How Great Is Our God,” Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God & Science will help kids discover the incredible creation of our indescribable God.
- Brand: HarperCollins Christian Pub.
- ASIN: 0718086104
Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every
A special 10th anniversary edition of Roy Peter Clark's bestselling guide to writing, featuring five bonus tools.Ten years ago, Roy Peter Clark, America's most influential writing teacher, whittled down almost thirty years of experience in journalism, writing, and teaching into a series of fifty short essays on different aspects of writing. In the past decade, Writing Tools has become a classic guidebook for novices and experts alike and remains one of the best loved books on writing available.Organized into four sections, "Nuts and Bolts," "Special Effects," "Blueprints for Stories," and "Useful Habits," Writing Tools is infused with more than 200 examples from journalism and literature. This new edition includes five brand new, never-before-shared tools.Accessible, entertaining, inspiring, and above all, useful for every type of writer, from high school student to novelist, Writing Tools is essential reading.
- Brand: Little Brown and Company
- ASIN: 0316014990
50 Common Core Reading Response Activities: Easy Mini-Lessons and Engaging Activities to Help Students Explore and Analyze Literature and Informational Texts
50 Common Core Reading Response Activities: Easy Mini-Lessons
Help students meet the Common Core with these common-sense lessons and activities from master teacher Marilyn Pryle. She shares simple practices—such as the Quote Wall, Genre Index, and Allusion Wall of Fame—that can be woven seamlessly into your weekly routine to develop deep reading habits. She also presents engaging reading response activities that prompt students to interact with text in meaningful ways, close reading to trace character development, explore relationships between events and ideas, discern point of view, discover themes, and so much more! For use with Grades 5 & Up.
- Brand: Scholastic
- ASIN: 0545626773
Blast Off to Reading!: 50 Orton-Gillingham Based Lessons for Struggling Readers and Those with Dyslexia
Blast Off to Reading!: 50 Orton-Gillingham Based Lessons
This is an affordable OG program with FREE online tools & games! This includes: 1. Flash Cards (online, code from book needed) 2. Audio Dictations (online) 3. Fun online phonics games that your child will love! Blast Off to Reading is a step-by-step reading program/workbook that is perfect for any child, especially for those with learning delays, speech problems, those with dyslexia, or for those who simply struggle to read. This Orton-Gillingham based program will systematically teach your child to read starting from the most basic units of sounds to multi-syllable, complex words in just 50 lessons. Each lesson includes a new sound or rule, a short reading task followed by several exercises, which review concepts taught in that lesson as well as those taught previously. This provides the perfect blend of reading and writing with review. Your student will become aware of sounds and how they are put together to form words. This book is colorful, with large text and a simple layout that is created to be visually appealing to children. Not sure? Try the first five lessons for FREE (go to blastofftoreading.com for the sample PDF). This reading program is for children ages 7 to 13. For younger students, use I Can Fly - Reading Program (Books A & B), and for st...
- Brand: Cheryl Orlassino
- ASIN: 0983199639
The One and Only Ivan
The One and Only
Soon to be a major motion picture!Winner of the Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestsellerThis unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated book is told from the point of view of Ivan himself. Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes.In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable story of friendship, art, and hope.The One and Only Ivan features first-person narrative; author's use of literary devices (personification, imagery); and story elements (plot, character development, perspective).Plus don't miss Katherine Applegate's Endling series!
- Brand: Applegate, Katherine/ Castelao, Patricia (ILT)
- ASIN: 0061992275
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