Do you know elementary and middle school students who want to write better? Do you know ELL or older students who want simple, how-to steps for writing essays?
How to Write a 5th Grade (or any other grade) Essay brings together essay writing ideas from EnglishWritingTeacher.com into a single source. This book shows kids how to organize their ideas, overcome their fear of a blank page, write a good hook, connect their introduction to their conclusion, use transitions and figurative language, vary sentence types, use good vocabulary and revise, revise, revise.
How to Write a 5th Grade (or any other grade) Essay starts where kids start, thinking up an idea, and takes kids through the whole writing process. This book offers a baby-step by baby-step process which kids can follow to write any kind of essay. Plus examples from my real students show how other kids have succeeded using these same approaches to writing.
In particular, How to Write a 5th Grade (or any other grade) Essay takes kids through the revising process, crucial to good writing. Revising is rewriting—moving ideas around, adding details, replacing weak verbs with powerful verbs, varying sentence openings and lengths, adding figurative language and leaving readers with a smile. This book tells how.
For twenty years, I have been helping kids write. How to Write a 5th Grade (or any other grade) Essay collects my practical tips gained from working with hundreds of students. It can be used as a home school text, teaching kids the writing process from beginning to end. Or it can be used to look up writing problems, like how to replace the verb “to be” with strong, specific verbs.
Directed at elementary and middle grade readers, How to Write a 5th Grade (or any other grade) Essay works for English Language Learners too because of its short sections (usually a page long) and numerous illustrations. Parents and teachers will find the book a useful teaching tool.
How to Write a 5th Grade (or any other grade) Essay is available from Amazon for $12.99 as of February 15.