The second course of the popular "Scary Good Writing" program called "An Alien Wrote my Expository Essay with Mr. Butt and Bonefish" is now available in its entirety. Developed to grab the attention of even the most reluctant writers in your class. They may even ask you to do the lessons!
The dreaded Vultans are coming to force every child on Earth to write a creative and effective expository essay or else... Luckily, the leader of a team of superheroes known as the Legion of X-Pos has arrived to alert Mr. Butt of the invasion. Unfortunately, the alien crashes his spaceship into the prickly teacher and gives him amnesia. Now Mr. Butt can't remember a thing about writing extraordinary expository essays and Bonefish doesn't have a clue. Can our heroes teach the children of Earth to write expository essays or is it bye, bye big, blue marble? Find out in this delightful and useful writing course. This course covers:
Explan-a-story Writing: How to explain through action-dotes with the following bonus lesson:
Movies of the Mind: Show don't tell.
Planning the Essay: Planning to succeed.
The Spatulator: Come up with essay ideas with one quick addition to the prompt.
Wondrous Whatif: Develop essay ideas that make them fun for students to write.
The Brain Drain: A fast way to get what you are going to write on paper.
The Triplets of Why: A magic word that helps students develop their explanations.
Abraham Linking: How transitions and conclusions unify an essay.
Captain Hookem: Hook the reader with the beginning of the essay.
"Scary Good Writing: An Alien Wrote my Expository Essay with Mr. Butt and Bonefish" covers ELA 4.2-4.5, 5.2-5.5 and 6.1-6.5 of the Common Core Standards for writing The course includes downloadable lessons and lesson reviews.