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Busy Days
     

Busy Days

by Ruth Thomson
 
This lively book is packed with ideas for non-fiction writing. Giving examples and useful tips, it shows children how to adapt their writing for a range of purposes. The activities encourage children to create labels and captions, instructions and descriptions, and write their own reports and recounts.

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This lively book is packed with ideas for non-fiction writing. Giving examples and useful tips, it shows children how to adapt their writing for a range of purposes. The activities encourage children to create labels and captions, instructions and descriptions, and write their own reports and recounts.

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Children's Literature
One of 6 books in the "Adventure in Literacy" series, this title aimed to provide ideas for all kinds of nonfiction writing for children ages 4 to 6 years old. The oversized book features a predominance of colorful, cartoon-like illustrations and minimal text to interest younger children. The book begins with a full-page explanation of the book's design and goal of helping young children with their initial attempts at nonfiction writing. Seven types of nonfiction writing are included: labeling, lists, instructions, reports, questions, charts and accounts. Plenty of examples are given for each type of nonfiction writing as well as lists of useful words so that children can copy the words and phrases they want adding their own details. Younger students or students who do not read will need adult assistance. Becoming familiar with types of writing and their uses seems appropriate; however, pressuring younger children who are not developmentally ready for these activities is not a good idea. For those students who are interested, this format of copying types of writing is a good first step. A foldout list of vocabulary words—in addition to those on specific pages—is included as well as a list of additional writing ideas and reminders about punctuation. 2005, Chrysalis Education, Ages 4 to 6.
—Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593891794
Publisher:
Black Rabbit Books
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.46(w) x 12.30(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
6 Years

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