Building Writing Skills: Essential Tips & Techniques

Building Writing Skills: Essential Tips & Techniques

# 034575

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Item #: 034575
ISBN: 9781601449634
Grades: 6-12

Product Description:

Polish good writing to a sparkle with examples, explanations, and exercises that practice using vivid language, implementing active voice, describing and using sensory details, varying sentence length and beginnings, and using literary devices such as similes, alliteration, and anthropomorphism. For each activity, a section highlights the tool to be learned. Students then read a passage and complete an activity. Answers are found in the back. Perforated, reproducible for one home or classroom use, 84 pg, pb. ~ Ruth

Publisher Description:

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
Category Description for WRITING SKILLS PRACTICE:

These materials provide practice for developing individual skills necessary to writing rather than focusing on the work as a whole.

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Critical Thinking Company
0.7 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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My child loves to write and is very good at it, so I thought she'd enjoy this.
Holly L on May 18, 2020
My child loves to write and is very good at it, so I thought she'd enjoy this.
Holly L on May 18, 2020
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