Prompted to Write

Author: Meredith Pike-Baky
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787974572
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Prompted to Writeoffers help for teachers who are preparing their students for "high stakes" writing tests. This book features fifteen in-depth and reproducible lesson units to help students develop proficiency in crafting essays in all subjects, building their vocabulary and reading comprehension skills, and assessing the quality of their written work. The lessons cover a variety of essay genres and are useful in preparing students for state-mandated writing tests, school entrance and exit exams, and the SAT. Each lesson includes guided pre-writing and planning activities and concludes with a timed writing task (complete with a revision/edition checklist) and a customized scoring guide. Student writing samples are provided along with extensive instructional and assessment guidance.

Writing Put to the Test

Author: Amy Benjamin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317923995
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book helps educators improve students’ ability to write clear, coherent essays in response to on-demand writing prompts. While it focuses on students’ abilities to succeed at on-demand writing, it also promotes the teaching of writing as an expression of art and self. For grades 4 -12, it provides examples of responses to narrative and persuasive prompts, and provides savvy advice about what scorers look for.

A Guide to Creating Student staffed Writing Centers Grades 6 12

Author: Richard Kent
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820478890
Format: PDF, Docs
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Writing centers are places where writers work with each other in an effort to develop ideas, discover a thesis, overcome procrastination, create an outline, or revise a draft. Ultimately, writing centers help students become more effective writers. Visit any college or university in the United States and chances are there is a writing center available to students, staff, and community members. A Guide to Creating Student-Staffed Writing Centers, Grades 6-12 is a how-to and, ultimately, a why-to book for middle school and high school educators as well as for English/language arts teacher candidates and their methods instructors. Writing centers support students and their busy teachers while emphasizing and supporting writing across the curriculum.

Transforming Writing Instruction in the Digital Age

Author: Thomas DeVere Wolsey
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462504698
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An innovative, practical guide for middle and high school teachers, this book is packed with specific ways that technology can help serve the goals of effective writing instruction. It provides ready-to-implement strategies for teaching students to compose and edit written work electronically; conduct Internet inquiry; create blogs, websites, and podcasts; and use text messaging and Twitter productively. The book is grounded in state-of-the-art research on the writing process and the role of writing in content-area learning. Teacher-friendly features include vivid classroom examples, differentiation tips, links to online resources, and reproducible worksheets and forms. The large-size format facilitates photocopying.

501 Writing Prompts

Author: LearningExpress (Organization)
Publisher: Learning Express Llc
ISBN: 9781576854389
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides sample writing prompts, that simulate actual test questions, to help develop writing skills and prepare for exams.

Seed Fate

Author: J. E. Lambert
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9780851990729
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This book presents current knowledge of seed fate in both natural and human-disturbed landscapes, from various regions of the world. Habitats considered range from mountain and arid deserts in the temperate zone, to savanna and lowland rainforests in tropical regions of the world. Particular attention is paid to plant diversity conservation when seed removal is affected by factors such as hunting, habitat fragmentation or intensive logging. Contributors include leading scientists involved in research on seed ecology and on animal-plant relationships from the perspective of both primary and secondary seed dispersal, and predation.

Boys Life

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

Dear Mrs LaRue

Author: Mark Teague
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0439206634
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Gertrude LaRue receives typewritten and paw-written letters from her dog Ike, entreating her to let him leave the Igor Brotweiler Canine Academy and come back home, but instead, Ike escapes and runs home--just in time to save Mrs. LaRue's life.

Freckle Juice

Author: Judy Blume
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481411020
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Andrew wants freckles so badly that he buys Sharon's freckle recipe for fifty cents.