Writing Essays (Write Right!)
Some essays are short and written for a specific purpose, such as answering a test question. Others need research, a detailed outline, and should include revision in the writing process. Readers should know how to do it all! The main content takes readers step-by-step through the construction of a strong essay using the Common Core standards, including the basic concepts of grammar, transitions, and vocabulary choice. Colorful photographs and helpful fact boxes engage readers in the process of crafting an essay, especially those based on questions like those commonly encountered in the classroom.
It's one thing to assign a book report or opinion paper to your child, but quite another to explain the process he'll go through. I really like this series of books because they take each part of the writing process and break it down into clear, easy to follow steps. Written to be read by the student, they make a nebulous, potentially overwhelming assignment less complicated with clear, illustrated explanations not just of what to do, but how to do it. Each focuses on a specific, common type of writing and shows the student the entire process from selecting a topic to revising the final draft, along with excerpts and, in some books, the entire finished assignment. There's a glossary at the end of each book and, though I doubt the endeavor could be made much clearer, A For More Information page which suggests additional resources. Pb, 24 pgs each.
These materials are resources for the teacher or student, offering instruction and ideas for teaching children to write but not providing "in-book" assignments/practice.