Authors: Catherine Black and Patricia Hipwell
Young writers who struggle with putting their ideas into writing need language to help them. This book provides that language in the form of sentence starters and connectives. It also provides graphic organizers to help developing writers in elementary school organize their thoughts – a process necessary for good writing.
How to write what you want to say … in the primary years: a guide for primary students who know what they want to say but can’t find the words provides parents, teachers and young writers with a practical tool for improving writing. It is suitable for Grades 2 to 7, or students in elementary to lower middle school (ages 8 – 12).
Academic skills targeted include analyzing, arguing/persuading, comparing, explaining, inferring and evaluating. Relevant reproducible graphic organizers for each skill are available at the back of the book. Other helpful writing tips are also incorporated, such as avoiding the use of “said” or “and then,” as well as a modality table.
Neat binding: 98 pages