Gearing Up For Writing Notebook
This writing notebook takes a nice play on words and follows through in the graphics. For instance, the Brainstorming (get your gears moving) page shows gears to be written on for the topics and supporting information. Based on the steps in the writing process (brief instructions are included on inside front cover), pages are provided for brainstorming and sloppy copies (drafting). The initial Brainstorming pages are labeled with "triggers" for supporting ideas - Narrative (five Ws), Descriptive (see, taste, smell, touch, hear), informational (intro, supporting detail, facts/examples, summarize), opinion/argumentative (opinion, supporting information, why summary, possible outcome), and response to literature (setting, characters, events, problem, solution). The Brainstorming/sloppy copy pages continue but are left blank for whatever type of writing you choose.
There are some handy lists at the beginning of the book - active words, descriptive words, types of writing, and high frequency words. In the back is a page for listing new words that have been learned, a revising and editing checklist (along with some more brief instructions). The last two pages provide the opportunity to list and look back on the various writing project. 51 pgs, stapled. ~ Janice
This notebook provides children with everything needed to make their writing creative and complete. This notebook contains information on brainstorming and drafting, revising and editing checklists. It contains descriptive, active, and high frequency words along with explanation of types of writing. There are brainstorming graphic organizers along side drafting pages, making their ideas easy to follow when writing. There is also an area for students to document newly learned words and how to spell them. Excellent for Grades 2 to 6. 8" x 11".