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The Writing Teacher's Book of Lists with Ready-to-use Activities and Worksheets

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This is the second edition of the unique information source and timesaver for English and language arts teachers. The Writing Teacher’s Book of Lists with Ready-to-Use Activities and Worksheets includes 90 useful lists for developing instructional materials and planning lessons for elementary and secondary students. In addition, the book includes innovative activities and reproducible black line masters that help students to improve their writing skills, word usage, and vocabulary. For quick access and easy use, ...

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Overview

This is the second edition of the unique information source and timesaver for English and language arts teachers. The Writing Teacher’s Book of Lists with Ready-to-Use Activities and Worksheets includes 90 useful lists for developing instructional materials and planning lessons for elementary and secondary students. In addition, the book includes innovative activities and reproducible black line masters that help students to improve their writing skills, word usage, and vocabulary. For quick access and easy use, all of these lists and activities are organized into seven sections and individually printed in a format that can be photocopied as many times as required for individual or group instruction. This handy resource is filled with helpful lists, activities, teaching suggestions, and reproducible worksheets.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787970802
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/9/2004
  • Series: J-B Ed: Book of Lists Series , #50
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 821,240
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Robert Muschla, B.A., M.A.T., taught reading and writing for more than twenty-five years at Appleby School in Spotswood, New Jersey. He is the author of several practical resources for teachers, including Writing Workshop Survival Kit, English Teacher’s Great Books Activities Kit, Reading Workshop Survival Kit, and three books of Ready-to-Use Reading Proficiency Lessons and Activities for the 4th, 8th, and 10th grade levels, all published by Jossey-Bass.

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The Writing Teacher's Book of Lists, Second Edition

This is the second edition of the unique information source and timesaver for English and language arts teachers. The Writing Teacher's Book of Lists with Ready-to-Use Activities and Worksheets includes 90 useful lists for developing instructional materials and planning lessons for elementary, middle, and secondary students. In addition, the book includes innovative activities and reproducible black line masters that help students to improve their writing skills, word usage, and vocabulary.

For easy and quick access all of these lists and activities are organized into seven sections and individually printed in a format that can be photocopied as many times as required for individual or group instruction. This handy resource is filled with helpful lists, activities, teaching suggestions, and reproducible worksheets.

Lists and Activities for Special Words and Word Groups: Contains the information students need on topics such as synonyms, antonyms, hard-to-spell words, easily confused words, and words associated with time.

Lists and Activities for Nonfiction Writing: Aids students in their understanding of nonfiction topics including advertising, ecology, education, government and politics, newspapers and magazines, sciences, and travel.

Lists and Activities for Fiction Writing: Helps students grasp concepts of fiction and contains words related to various genres including adventure and romance, science fiction and fantasy, and westerns.

Lists and Activities for Writing Style: Offers ways to improve students' writing skills including information on alliteration, clichés, figures of speech, overblown phrases, and transitional words and phrases.

Rules, CheckLists, and Activities for Student Writers: Helps students learn the rules of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling and contains checklists for revision and proofreading.

Special Lists for Student Writers: Includes lists on a wide variety of topics such as finding ideas for writing, common writing mistakes, manuscript preparation, markets for student writers, ways to improve scores on writing tests, and Web sites for student writers.

Special Lists for Teachers: Contains information about creating a classroom atmosphere conducive to writing, ways to publish the writing of students, tips for conducting writing conferences with students, and a self-appraisal for writing teachers.

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