Write About Me/Write About My World Teacher Guide
These two books are the precursor to the Just Write series. Using pictures and simple questions to introduce young students to writing, these books start with subjects that are familiar to any writer - their own person and the world they live in. Drawing, listing, and mapping exercises, along with other small activities, help students take more notice of the things around them, and these observations are then incorporated into the writing practice. In Write About Me, students focus more on themselves and their own environment, while in Write About My World, the focus moves on to the wider world. The activities broaden out a little too, with journaling and basic mechanics joining drawing, listing, mapping, thematic word banks, and connections to early science and social studies. There is a combined teacher's guide for the two books which has suggestions for introducing and extending topics and activities covered in the books. The teacher's guide is not essential, though it can help you expand on the subjects and activities in the books - especially through the large number of book suggestions made. Workbooks are consumable, and both are 58 pgs. ~ Zach
These materials contain both instruction and writing assignments but are not as broad in scope (types of writing) as the comprehensive programs.