Writing Workouts to Develop Common Core Writing Skills: Step-by-Step Exercises, Activities, and Tips for Student Success, Grades 7-12, 1st Edition

  • Kendall Haven
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 161069869X
  • ISBN-13: 9781610698696
  • DDC: 808.042071
  • 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 Writer’s Toolbox.
3: Writing Tips.
4: Writing Workouts.
5: Workout #1: The BIG Three.
6: Workout #2: BIG Trouble!.
7: Workout #3: How to Make a Better Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich.
8: Workout #4: When Nothing Happens ….
9: Workout #5: Make the Moment Real.
10: Workout #6: My Favorite Season.
11: Workout #7: The What-Makes-It-Real Game.
12: Workout #8: I Love It; I Hate It!.
13: Workout #9: Three Interesting Things.
14: Workout #10: Scene and Sequel.
15: Workout #11: Making It Relevant.
16: Workout #12: Bored!.
17: Workout #13: The Ant Hill.
18: Workout #14: What Did You Have for Dinner?.
19: Workout #15: The 30-Second Story.
20: Workout #16: Feeling the Feelin’.
21: Workout #17: Let the Jury Decide.
22: Workout #18: Progressive Stories.
23: Workout #19: Interrupter.
24: Workout #20: One-on-One-on-One-on-One.
25: Workout #21: Story Teams.
26: Workout #22: It Never Happened.
27: Workout #23: Not My Voice.
28: Workout #24: Random Stories.
29: Workout #25: Por Qua Stories.
30: Workout #26: Perfect Birthdays.
31: Workout #27: Your Scene.
32: Workout #28: Inferring a Character.
33: Workout #29: Scene Game.
34: Workout #30: Cause and Effect.
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About the Author.