Book Title: Write Better Stories and Essays: Topics and Techniques to Improve Writing Skills for Students in Grades 3 Through 5: Common Core State Standards Aligned
Publisher: Lumos Learning
Author: George Smith
The Write Better Learning Series was created for students, to promote writing development through the investigation of different types of writing, exploration of the key elements of story and essay expansion, and analysis of sample essays, stories, and articles. Key Benefits
- Creative Ideas and tips
- Practical Pointers to improve writing skills
- Explore different writing techniques
- Recognize common mistake in writing
- Common Core State Standards aligned
- Expanding a small story into full length story
- Stories and Essays on Narrative Fiction and Non-fiction
- Writing about student’s opinion
- Informative Writings
- User Guide for parents and teachers
- The first objective of these workbook exercises is to give student authors practice in writing techniques that meet the standards for writing and language included in the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI).
- The second objective of these workbook exercises is to provide tools in the form of techniques that elementary school student authors in grades 3 through 5 can use to improve the content of their narrative, persuasive, expository and descriptive writing.
- The third objective of this program is to create a platform for students to easily publish their writing online and get feedback from peers and educators. Writing is a skill that requires practice and mentoring. Children can become good writers through guided practice and constructive feedback.Please visit QuillPad.org to create an account and start publishing your stories and essays!
How can teachers use this book to meet or exceed the Common Core Writing Standards?
In addition to basic instructional content related to writing techniques and styles, this book is filled with exercises. These exercises are based on essays and stories written by Elementary and Middle school students. Teachers can effectively use these exercises in a classroom setup to drive interesting discussions based on critical reading and encourage students to apply standards based writing best practices.
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