The Writing Teacher's Book Of Lists: With Ready-to-Use Activities and Worksheets (J-B Ed: Book of Lists)

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The Writing Teacher's Book of Lists provides over 70 useful lists for developing instructional materials and planning lessons for elementary and secondary students, plus 89 innovative activities and reproducible worksheets that motivate students to simultaneously improve writing skills, word usage, and vocabulary.

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This unique information source and time-saver for English and language arts teachers provides over 70 useful lists for developing instructional materials and planning lessons for elementary and secondary students.

In addition, it includes 89 innovative activities and reproducible line master worksheets that motivate students to simultaneously improve writing skills, word usage, and vocabulary.

For quick access and easy use, all of these lists and activities are organized into six sections and individually printed in a format that can be photocopied as many times as required for individual or group instruction.

  • SPECIAL WORDS & WORD GROUPS?Section 1 contains lists and activities such as Synonyms and Antonyms (?Synonym and Antonym Word Find?) ... Hard-to-Spell Words (?Spelling Bee with a Twist?) ... Compound Words (?How Many Can You Find??) ... and Easily Confused Words (?Spaceman in the Backyard?).
  • NONFICTION WRITING?Section 2 presents lists an dactivities for nonfiction writing, such as Ecology Words (?Changing Places?) ... Education Words (?If I Were Teacher?) ... Government and Politics Words (?Student Bill of Rights?) ... and Sports Words (?Be a Sports Writer?).
  • FICTION WRITING?Among the lists and activities in Section 3 are Adventure and Romance Words (?The Complete Character?) ... Folklore Words (?Invent a Folklore?) ... Words of Mythology (?Modern Myths?) ... and Western Words (?Going Backward in Time?).
  • WRITING STYLE?The lists and activities in Section 4 include Analogies (?Check the Relationship?) ... Clichés (?The Major Mix-up?) ... Redundant Phrases (?The Big Test?) ... and Transitional Words and Phrases (?Why Students Succeed or Fail?).
  • CHECKLISTS?Section 5 offers a variety of helpful writer?s checklists and related activities, including Prewriting Checklist (?It?s Your Pick?) ... Target Audience Checklist (?Persuading Your Peers?) ... Revision Checklist (?Self-Editing?) and Proofreading Checklist (?Proofreading Practice?).
  • REFERENCE LISTS?The last section includes 29 valuable writer?s reference lists, including an Annotated List of Library References ... Bibliography and Footnote Formats ... Books About Writers and Writing for Students ... Common Foreign Words and Phrases ... Common Initializations ... Tips for Answering Essay Tests ... Proofreading Marks ... Markets for Student Writing ... and more.
The Writing Teacher?s Book of Lists places in your hands a ready store of good examples, key words, teachable content, and teaching ideas and activities that might otherwise take years and much effort to compile.

About the Author:

Gary Robert Muschla received his B.A. and M.A.T. from Trenton State College in New Jersey. For the past fifteen years, he has taught at Appleby School in the Spotswood, New Jersey School District, where he has developed a practical approach to the teaching of writing, conducted writing workshops for teachers and students, and edited magazines of students? writing. In addition to his teaching experiences, Mr. Muschla has been a successful freelance writer, editor, and ghostwriter. He is the author of the Writing Resource Activities Kit: Ready-to-Use Worksheets and Enrichment Lessons for Grades 4-9 (The Center for Applied Research in Education, 1989).

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