Writing Poems (Write Right!)
Creative writing is a good outlet for fantastical ideas, emotions, and comedy. It's also a great way to have readers practice their language arts skills in a fun way! Readers learn the different kinds of poems they can write and how to begin crafting one, including use of the descriptive language and proper word choice as outlined in the Common Core. Fact boxes add helpful tips and definitions to aid in choosing a poem's subject, rhyme, rhythm, and structure. Relatable examples and a colorful layout help readers use their imagination throughout the writing process, from brainstorming to revision.
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.