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Building Writing Skills: Essential Tips & Techniques - eBook

Grades: 6-12+

Critical Thinking, Language Arts

Grades: 6-12+

Critical Thinking, Language Arts

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This 88-page book teaches students techniques to strengthen their writing.

In order to express thoughts clearly and precisely to make writing come alive, the students will:

  • Use vivid verbs, specific nouns, and strong adjectives
  • Spot unnecessary adjectives and adverbs
  • Recognize and correct pronoun antecedent confusion
  • Use the active voice rather than the passive voice
  • Be careful of qualifiers
  • Correct issues with point of view
  • Show, not tell
  • Use sensory details

 To write more interesting sentences that make writing flow in a logical manner, the students will:

  • Vary sentence types: simple, compound, and complex
  • Vary sentence beginnings
  • Use effective transition words and phrases
  • Use appositives to add meaning to sentences

 To make writing more appealing to readers, students will use the following literary devices:

  • Similes
  • Metaphors
  • Hyperbole
  • Alliteration
  • Repetition
  • Personification
  • Anthropomorphism
  • Onomatopoeia

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Product Details

Item#: 11563BEP
Author(s): Noreen Conte
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: eBook
License: Printable
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-964-1
Pages: 88


Tillywig Brain Child Award, Fall 2017

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"There is a lot covered in this book. This book helps teach your child writing skills, such as choosing the proper voice, vivid verbs to make for a more interesting written piece, alliteration, similes, and more. Each section has a teaching box, and then several activities that reinforce the concept being learned. I really appreciated the repetition for mastery, and my son with high functioning autism really appreciated the varied activities so he didn't get bored doing them.

I thought this was just an average PDF that we'd have to print off, but it's not. I had to download a different PDF reader for this book, and it's so cool! My son is able to utilize a Typewriter feature, and type within the document. Unfortunately, this doesn't save like he assumed so he lost some of his work. It works brilliantly if you print the typed on page individually. The ability to type out the work, and then print the page, works great for kiddos who have weaker handwriting skills, and need the ability to type more. Overall, we really like this. It is packed with topics to learn, easy to type in the PDF and then print, and it has varied activities that are short in duration, but long in retained learning. We both highly recommend this to others. " - Missy,