Many teachers and writers understand the benefits of having a writer's notebook. It can help prevent writer's block, is great for brainstorming, is perfect for storing favorite quotes and passages, and gives students a way to talk about their day or notice things around them. In this book, noted author Ralph Fletcher shares with young students why and how they should keep a writer's notebook. He explains the difference between a diary and a writer's notebook and gives examples of how his notebook has helped him better his writing and come up with ideas. He explains what kinds of things are useful to store in a notebook and gives lots of real-life examples from the notebooks of young students. He also shares thoughts about notebooks from famous writers like Paul Fleischman, Naomi Shihab Nye, Louise Borden, and Lillian Morrison and how entries these writers made in their notebooks led to published books. Full of great ideas and examples, this book will excite students about beginning one and will show them how to get started.138 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel
These materials are resources for the teacher, offering instruction andideas for teaching children to write but not providing "in-book"assignments/practice.
These materials cover various types of creative writing, includingdescriptive writing, poetry, journaling, and stories.