Write On!: 42 Lessons for Acquiring Writing Skills and Thinking Creatively

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  • Copyright: 2012-06-01
  • Publisher: Social Studies School Service
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Challenge students to flex their analytical and creative abilities in the process of learning to write. This sequel to "Time to Write" builds upon its predecessors innovation, reaching beyond the national standards with additional lessons and activities ranging from sentence structure to composing limericks, and from writing a letter to the editor to writing a personal anecdote. Each lesson begins with a page for teachers that outlines teaching suggestions, then presents an informative and challenging creative activity for students to complete. Many lessons also contain extension activities for students gifted in other areas, i.e., mathematical/logical, visual, intrapersonal, and so on. Grades 5-8.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Scrambled Syntax: Identifying Subjects and Predicatesp. 5
Sentence Sense: Distinguishing between Complete and Incomplete Sentencesp. 9
Pure Vanity: Writing Complete Sentencesp. 11
Getting a Fortune: Writing Complete Sentences (Continued)p. 14
For the Fun of It: Writing Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentencesp. 17
Sound It Twice: Writing a Paragraph with Alliterationp. 19
"Quick Milk": Solving Riddlesp. 23
Sporting Riddles: Composing Riddlesp. 26
Jumbled: Writing a Paragraph with Uncluttered Sentencesp. 29
Shoo, Fly!: Composing Limericksp. 32
Music for Life; Writing Descriptions of Soundsp. 34
A Letter from Harry: Writing a Friendly Letterp. 37
"Dear Editor": Writing Opinion Piecesp. 40
Traitors and Patriots: Composing a Definitionp. 43
Oxymorons: Writing Oxymoronsp. 46
Are You Aware?: Writing a Reportp. 50
Can We Coax a Hoax from You?: Writing a Newspaper Storyp. 53
The Paws That Refreshes: Inventing Funny Namesp. 55
Name That Occupation: Namingp. 58
Fitting Partners: Namingp. 62
Pete and Friends: Writing Dialoguep. 64
They Don't Talk Back (or Do They?): Writing Dialoguep. 67
Playing Ball and Making Stitches: Writing Dialogue with Metaphorsp. 70
Six: Writing a Character Sketchp. 73
Life's Paradoxes: Relating a Personal Experiencep. 77
What's Going on Here?: Writing an Anecdotep. 80
Wordsmiths: Composing a Cinquainp. 83
Naturally Five: Composing Tanka and Haikup. 86
Couplets: Composing Coupletsp. 89
Going Nowhere Fast: Writing a Short Storyp. 92
Lines: Writing an Essayp. 95
What's Your Answer?: Writing a Short Storyp. 99
Campaign Slogans and Songs: Writing Song Lyricsp. 102
Make Us Free: Writing an Essayp. 105
You, the Magician: Writing an Essayp. 108
Preservation: Writing an Essayp. 111
Here's Some Advice: Writing a Personal Anecdotep. 115
Only Three: Composing Questionsp. 117
Take Your Choice!: Writing an Exciting Storyp. 120
Putting It Briefly: Writing Punny Questionsp. 123
Big Game: Recognizing Clich├ęsp. 126
Game Shows: Recognizing Malapropismsp. 128
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