Lee Woods has written a book for students who are tired of the same old grammar rules. "Students can learn how to write now, when they are young and searching. We make learning fun for adults, why not students?" Using humor, goofy characters, suspense, dialogue, and language play, Woods gives students 31 episodes and exercises in planning and mechanics that can satisfy core standards. His approach has earned the praise of teachers and students nationwide.
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I realized that my approach to helping students learn the art and craft of writing would be not be well received by teachers looking for the same old thing: books that are no longer relevant. My book was rejected over and over by traditional publishers, although all the editors loved it, as did all the teachers I asked to review it. They loved the storytelling element, the characters, the suspense, the humor and the language play. Unfortunately, I ran into the proverbial brick wall of conservatism. I had hoped there would be a market among innovative teachers who had the means to furnish their own libraries at school, but they, too, were forced to push my book aside in favor of books written by PhDs touting boring prescripttive grammar. Studnets no longer want old-school lectures. Students want to help themselves; they want to create; they do not want to be preached to, and they want to write about their own lives and what interests them, not the teacher. I doubt that my book will make it off the pages of Amazon, unless, of course, there's a teacher out there who truly cares about helping students learn.From the Back Cover:
This review by a middle school student explains it all.
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