Reaching the Reluctant Writer

Reaching the Reluctant Writer

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Mike Artell rouses reluctant writers with 43 short, informational writing exercises that use humor to engage students and equip them with the skills they'll need to write clearly and effectively. Using qreal worldq texts like letters, advertising copy, resumes, and maps, Reaching the Reluctant Writer helps you encourage students to trust their own wit, stretch their creative muscle, and learn how to qthink funny.q Each inventive exercise challenges students to practice specific writing craft skills and includes a drawing component that develops visual literacy. The result is a valuable resource that blends humor and creativity with practical, real world writing practice.Most writing instruction for upper elementary and middle school students focuses on the techniques and conventions common to fictional texts. When students study elements of fiction like plot, dialogue, characterization, and voice, they practice a form of writing that aims to ... young writers with some much needed encouragement through a series of short, light writing exercises that stimulate creativity andanbsp;...

Title:Reaching the Reluctant Writer
Author:Mike Artell
Publisher:Maupin House Publishing, Inc. - 2005


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