Building Writing Skills Level 1
Level 1covers narrative, opinion and explanatory writing for grades 3-5.
This highly-effective 96-page book teaches narrative (personal and story), opinion, and informative/explanatory writing as a 5-step process. The 5-step process is made up of Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing, and Publishing. The step-by-step lessons use examples and easy-to-understand concept maps that teach brainstorming, planning, editing, and revising. Each lesson is followed by practice that includes a simple, time-saving scoring rubric.
Want to help your upper elementary and lower middle school students strengthen their writing skills? This Critical Thinking Press series will help. For each of these writing types, you'll learn the 5-step writing process of prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing-first by examining a student's writing process from beginning to end. Then, your students are specifically guided to work through those same steps themselves. For each writing type, a page of writing prompts is given to help generate ideas and a detailed writing rubric (a writing teacher's life saver!) helps you grade your student's work according to categories of organization; voice/word choice; language arts standards; and sentence structure. Level 1 covers narrative, opinion and explanatory writing for grades 3-5. Level 2 covers argumentative, narrative and informative/explanatory writing for grades 6-7. Reproducible for classroom use, 90 pp, sc. ~ Ruth
These materials contain both instruction and writing assignments but are not as broad in scope (types of writing) as the comprehensive programs.