Mrs. Wordsmith How to Write a Story (Grades 3-5)
This workbook teaches three simple steps to a great story! It uses fun, illustrated graphs to break the writing process down into bite-sized chunks that won’t overwhelm a beginning writer. Equipped with the basic tools to develop interesting characters, settings, and plotlines, children will love creating their very own stories! The book includes 21 “story kits”, with everything laid out nicely on the pages and a step-by-step guide from beginning to end. Each “story kit” has its own fun story prompt, exciting illustration, questions to get the creative juices flowing, story graph, vocabulary section to help find the right words, and two lined pages to record the story. A checklist is also provided for each story, so students can be sure they’ve included all the important elements, such as descriptive adjectives and strong verbs. A neat way to introduce kids to story writing! While exaggerated character illustrations bring a chuckle, some parents may appreciate knowing that one character, Bearnice, typically features a crop top and low riding pants that don’t always fit her very well. Scan the QR code on the back to receive 3 months free access to Word Tag, Mrs. Wordsmith’s vocabulary boosting app with games! 192 pgs. pb. ~Nancie
A fun, illustrated story writing guide to help children learn to write stories all by themselves.
Illustrated story kits to become a master storyteller.
Mrs. Wordsmith is an award-winning company who believes that educational resources should be just as thrilling as the movies and games that kids play! Together with Hollywood artists, game designers, teachers, and other experts, they created a product to captivate and engage children, while accelerating their reading skills. Advertised as being “the silliest learning company” … and I think they live up to it! Each learning product features their trademark gang of goofy animal characters in outlandish situations, causing kids to giggle and engage so that they learn and remember. The same characters are used in all the books but are depicted as children in lower-level books (PK-2) while the higher-level books (3-6) show them grown-up. The exaggerated characters and illustrations bring a chuckle, but some parents may appreciate knowing that one character, Bearnice, typically features a crop top and low riding pants that don’t always fit her very well in the older level books. Several of Mrs. Wordsmith’s products use QR codes that kids can scan to hear proper pronunciation of sounds or words.
These materials cover both writing and grammar, but they are more supplemental in scope.