Word Write Now 3rd Edition

Word Write Now 3rd Edition

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Item #: 036002
ISBN: 9781623412197
Grades: 7-12

Product Description:

Rarely has a book appealed more to me at first glance. Remaining uncluttered, the concept of "playing with words" is evident in the colorful, graphic font manipulations (lines of type that sway), the cute illustrations, and the lists wonderful, whimsical, but never wayward words. This is a book about choosing the right word when you write. I use the word "appealing" quite a bit, so I thought I would look through the lists in this book and find a new one. I quickly discovered that this little diction worktext did not include "appealing" in any of its lists (or at least not that I could find). That means that I could put it in a "my words" section on one of the list. Would it best go on the Cheerful Clown Fish page or the Exuberant Sea Otter page or perhaps under the Ways to Describe Appearance or the Ways of Speaking list?

Confused yet? This not-quite-a-vocabulary program, not-quite-a-thesaurus it's all about discovering just the right word to use when writing. It features structured word lists organized around Character Traits, Ways to Describe, and Ways to Move with a few miscellaneous lists thrown in for good measure. Each list contains nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs. Students are encouraged to playfully interact with these lists with the goal of acquiring quality word choices to incorporate into their writing. Using games and family activities to become familiar with the layout and content of the book, students can then use it independently as they endeavor to interject more definitive word selections into their compositions. Interspersed throughout the book are "Quotes to Inspire Your Writing" taken from classic literature as well as biblical quotes designed to underscore whatever topic is the focus of that page's lists.

The suggested grade levels for this product indicate it should be used by emerging writers those who need to find exactly the right word as they practice their writing skills. Such a student might scan the Generous Manatee list looking for "ly" words (abundantly, bounteously, copiously), or strong adjectives (exorbitant, magnanimous, plenteous) or verbs (showered, bestowed) and feel quite empowered by the choices. However, I also think much younger children (upper elementary) could benefit from this book becoming familiar with the lists, playing around with the words, etc. I can also easily imagine using this book myself as I seek alternatives to my overused word choices.

At less than 100 pages, one might think this spiral-bound volume by Loranna Schwaeofer published by IEW is a bit pricey. Although it is reproducible for one homeschooling family or classroom, some of the colorful charm will be lost. Also, each student may want to personalize his own well-worn copy. The fact is, I know of nothing else quite like it an opportunity to build one's vocabulary, a tool for strengthening one's ability to write with style, and a delightful immersion into the world of words. ~ Janice

Category Description for Comprehensive Writing Programs:

These materials include both instruction and writing assignments.


Category Description for WRITING PROGRAMS:

These materials may offer some light grammar instruction, but the focus is mainly on writing of all types.


Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade Start
7
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781623412197
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Weight
0.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 9.0" x 0.5"
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I am a 4th grade teacher and have on copy. My students love it!
Jennifer P on Oct 18, 2019
The product will be a great addition to our IEW Classical Conversations work. And I am looking forward to using it with my other children as they enter IEW too.
Jessica D on Nov 3, 2018
I am a 4th grade teacher and have on copy. My students love it!
Jennifer P on Oct 18, 2019
My oldest enjoys writing, and I thought this would be helpful for her in her story creation and in her high school writing.
Stefani M on Jun 1, 2019
The product will be a great addition to our IEW Classical Conversations work. And I am looking forward to using it with my other children as they enter IEW too.
Jessica D on Nov 3, 2018
Excellent Source to work with IEW.
Danielle T on Jul 12, 2018
We LOVE using IEW; I have 6 kids, so it is a fantastic resource
User on Jun 26, 2017
Great resource for anyone who will be writing papers. Especially if you are using IEW's writing system. Stop trying to think of the words, and get back to the mechanics of writing.
Stephanie S on Apr 27, 2017
Anything from IEW is excellent.
Karen F on Oct 1, 2016
My kids use IEW and have for three years. They really feel that this will help them when they get stuck trying to think of words to use to dress up their writing.
Jennifer B on Sep 2, 2016
Interested in an extra resource for more specific synonyms.
Wendy P on Aug 29, 2016
Such a kid friendly topical thesaurus! And the printing/binding is kid durable too!
Anissa T on Aug 22, 2016
I am looking for ways to help my children choose strong words in their writing.
Lori M on Jun 30, 2016
Our IEW instructor raves about this book. She writes, "The Word Write Now is one of my favorite resources! In my live classes, my students fight over it, so I have 3 in my "writing box"! It really opens up the world of words for students."
User on Jun 23, 2016
writing tips
Sonja K on Mar 25, 2016
I selected this item because we use the IEW writing and grammar programs. This is the perfect companion for both programs.
Niecia B on Jan 9, 2016
for co-op
Nicole N on Nov 29, 2015
My oldest enjoys writing, and I thought this would be helpful for her in her story creation and in her high school writing.
Stefani M on Jun 1, 2019
Excellent Source to work with IEW.
Danielle T on Jul 12, 2018
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