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Write! Write! Write!: Ready-to-Use Writing Process Activities for Grades 4-8

Write! Write! Write!: Ready-to-Use Writing Process Activities for Grades 4-8

Carol H. Behrman

ISBN: 978-0-787-96582-2

Oct 2002, Jossey-Bass

336 pages

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Over 265 stimulating activities that "turn students on" to writing, while guiding their practice in the writing process -- from prewriting and brainstorming, to first draft, revisions, and a final draft. Students get specific examples and step-by-step instructions that show them exactly how to write paragraphs, essays, letters, journals, and more. Best of all, students can complete all of these reproducible activities independently, with minimal direction from you!

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Preface ix

About This Resource xi

Unit One: Playing With Language 1

Examples: "The Timid Turtle (Fill-In Story)," "Contrary Mary," "Icky Squirmy," "Additional Alliteration," "Creating Critters".

Unit Two: Paragraph Writing 33

Examples: "Scrambled Paragraphs," "Captain Hook," "Paragraph Seeds," "Stop That Chop," "Too, Too Much".

Unit Three: Simple Essays 71

Examples: "I Didn't Know That Was There!" "One Hour in a Supermarket," "A Look at Me, Ten Years From Now".

Unit Four: More Complex Essays 115

Examples: "Great Friends," "Who Collects Stamps?" "The Amazing Man From Milwaukee," "A Perfect World".

Unit Five: Simple Letters 161

Examples: "Friends Across the Miles," "Guess What I'm Doing," "Dear Owner," "Dear Twentieth-Century Folks".

Unit Six: Business Letters 193

Examples: "You've Got a Complaint!" "I Can Help," "Dear Box Number," "Team Business Manager," "Summer Cash".

Unit Seven: Creative Writing 237

Examples: "Building Blocks," "Feeling Fine," "Say What?" "Irresistible Beginnings," "A Day in the Life of the Sillies"

Unit Eight: Variety Pack 275

Examples: "Rhyme Time," "Feeling Happy/Feeling Sad," "Chasing the News," "Classroom Flash," "An Interview With Who?"