Write Away!: 140 Writing Prompts for Grades 4-6

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Good Year Books, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 154 pages
Good, creative writing starts with a fresh idea and sparks writers to put pen to paper (or hands to keyboard!). Students can get writing immediately with the more than 140 writing prompts included. Designed to be used as a supplement to any writing program, this book offers students a chance to experience the process of writing on a variety of topics and in a variety of forms, including: An advice column A childhood reminiscence A film or book review A TV program script Also provides activities that sharpen students' knowledge of the basics of writing, including prompts about punctuation, parts of speech and grammar and usage. A final section includes opportunities for students to explore the poetics of creative writing, such as the cinquain, haiku, tanka and limerick.A perfect classroom compendium for new teachers especially, it will get students writing!
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Process of Writing
3
The Basics of Writing
63
The Poetics of Writing
113
So You Want to Be a Writer
147
Bibliographies
151
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