Complete Writing Lessons for the Middle Grades


Softcover book in brand-new condition with no writing, highlighting, or marks. 127 pages.  Free shipping.

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Fun! Fun! Fun!  If you want your children to love writing, to find writing purposeful, and to develop their creativity, then this book is for you.  You (and most importantly your children) will love this supplement to your writing curriculum.  Delightful writing ideas and charming illustrations will motivate your student writers.

Author Marjorie Frank believes that it is vital “to include both fun activities that stimulate writing and the ‘heavier skills’ that include organizing, refining, and editing. . . . Each lesson begins with a high-interest activity that will motivate writers.  Then the lesson shows you, the teacher, how to help students collect and organize ideas, write a rough draft, criticize and revise written material, work on specific writing skills, and share the finished product.”

Skills your children will develop

  • Substituting stronger words (more colorful, more specific)
  • Replacing inactive verbs with active ones
  •  Eliminating redundancies
  • Rearranging words within a sentence
  • Expanding sentences to include more detail
  • Adding sentences to give more detail
  • Rearranging sentences for better clarity
  • Rearranging for better sequence
  • Rearranging sentences for a different meaning or sound
  • Writing strong, “catchy” titles
  • Changing endings
  • Creating smashing beginnings
  • Eliminating repetitive ideas or words
  • Eliminating unnecessary ideas or words
  • Eliminating long sentences
  • Deciding if the written piece accomplishes the purpose
  • Adding words or phrases that create a certain mood
  • Varying sentence length and structure
  • Strengthening and varying transitions
  • Eliminating overused words, phrases, and cliches
  • Adding more interesting words
  • Including words that convince
  • Adapting the content and form to fit the audience
  • Rearranging ideas to change outcomes
  • Adding dialogue
  • Adding understatement, exaggeration, foreshadowing, or irony
  • Including figures of speech
  • Varying rhymes and rhythms
  • Varying punctuation
  • Examining pieces for bias
  • Examining pieces for clarity
  • Examining pieces for effectiveness
  • Examining pieces for reader appeal

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