Writing Workouts to Develop Common Core Writing Skills: Step-by-Step Exercises, Activities, and Tips for Student Success, Grades 2-6, 1st Edition

  • Kendall Haven
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1610698673
  • ISBN-13: 9781610698672
  • DDC: 372.62
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 110 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Writing proficiency is more important than ever, especially with the demands of standardized testing and the rigors of new standards impacting our schools. This classroom-tested manual, created from a combination of the author's extensive in-class experience and acclaimed research in neural science and developmental biology, addresses all facets of writing competency. The content links to common core curriculum elements in state language arts standards for every state. Written by experienced educator and author Kendall Haven, the work features 13 innovative writing tips and 30 engaging activities for helping students become better writers. The first part of the book covers writing hints and techniques, while the second half contains core content activities for coaxing the best writing out of your students. A short introductory section lays out the five steps of effective student writing. Lastly, the text reveals how teachers-even those from non-literary backgrounds-can successfully teach and grade writing.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
1: Introduction.
2: The Five Steps of Successful Writing.
3: Writing Tips.
4: The Workouts: Primary-Grade Workouts.
5: Workout #1: Character is... Because.
6: Workout #2: Six-Page Story.
7: Workout #3: Oh, Yeah?! Prove It!.
8: Workout #4: Build a Snowman.
9: Workout #5: Spelling Stories.
10: Workouts Perfect for Both Primary and Intermediate Grades.
11: Workout #6: The Big Three.
12: Workout #7: Fred du Frog.
13: Workout #8: Your Scene.
14: Workout #9: Story Starters.
15: Workout #10: Number Stories.
16: Intermediate-Grade Workouts.
17: Workout #11: The What-Makes-It-Real Game.
18: Workout #12: Big Trouble!.
19: Workout #13: How to Make a Better Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich.
20: Workout #14: My Favorite Season.
21: Workout #15: Three Interesting Things.
22: Workout #16: One-Sided Conversation.
23: Workout #17: Por Qua Stories.
24: Workout #18: Dollars for Details.
25: Workout #19: Where Nothing Happens....
26: Workout #20: I Love It; I Hate It!.
27: Workout #21: The Best Field Trip.
28: Workout #22: Let the Jury Decide.
29: Workout #23: The Detail Game.
30: Workout #24: What Animal are You?.
31: Workout #25: Random Stories.
32: Workout #26: Inferring a Character.
33: Workout #27: Progressive Stories.
34: Workout #28: 30-Second Story.
35: Workout #29: Written Progressives.
36: Workout #30: Superheroes!.
Other Books of Writing Activities and Games.
About the Author.