Writing for the Common Core

Writing prompts and writing inspiration. Persuasive/opinion essays, narrative essays and more. Need to improve your student’s writing under the Common Core? The varied activities in this book stimulate thought, reflection, memories, and research—and great writing. Students try out words and phrases and choose effective language. Children’s book author Darcy Pattison provides professional help for teaching writing to kids.


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Description

Writing, Language, Reading, and Speaking & Listening Activities Aligned to the Common Core

Need to improve your student’s writing under the Common Core? The varied activities in this book stimulate thought, reflection, memories, and research—and great writing. Students try out words and phrases and choose effective language. They learn to organize and structure their work. Students generate material while addressing both structure and language. These writing activities alone can’t guarantee strong results. But they will jump start the process and send students toward great essays.

Students try out words and phrases and choose effective language.
Students learn to organize and structure their work.
Students generate material while addressing both structure and language.

Strong writing activities alone can’t guarantee strong results. But these activities set the stage for strong first drafts, which have a jump start in the revision process.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Oral Storytelling
Using Strong Words
Adding Details
Ugly Writing
Planning to Write Informative and Explanatory Texts
Planning to Write Arguments
Planning Fiction
Folk Tales
Sample Answers

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