Testimonial: "I've never experienced anything, over the course of my 21 years that engages every student like Strategies for Writing." -- Mercedes Walker, Principal, Palmetto Elementary, Fontana, CA
Make writing exciting!
Background on Author:
30 plus years teaching Experience (k-8th grade)
10 years as a teacher Trainer for two writing programs
Writer for Teacher Created Resources for 11 years
This full year Curriculum can be used as a stand alone program or in conjunction with other programs.
This Common Core aligned 568 page comprehensive manual includes EVERYTHING you need to teach kindergartners to write stories and essays, and analyze literature.Additionally, it includes phonics, penmanship, letter recognition, social studies, and MUCH more!
Make your job enjoyable with tested, proven strategies and activities used successfully with 200 students for over 3 years in California, Minnesota, and internationally (Belize).
This manual applies all four learning modalities (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile) to promote retention, increase knowledge, and develop confident writers and oral communicators.
The Strategies for Writing program uses scaffolding and modeling to engage and empower even the most hesitant student.
It can be used as a stand-alone manual or as part of the Strategies for Writing series (Kindergarten to grade 5).
This complete, comprehensive manual includes many parts:
• Making letters.
• Alphabet cards/kids
• Consonant blends.
• Careers/ concentration
• Clam in a Tram (kid's book with Sitton No Excuse words)
• Family Worksheets
• Rhyming cards
• Word/letter grabbers
• Phonics cards
• Tops/bottoms game (any subject)
• 63 pages of games and activities which support the writing process
• Games for differentiating between narrative and expository
• sentence templates
• narrative templates
• expository templates
• response to literature templates
• chants for narrative, expository, response to literature
• student writing samples
Testimonials from Teachers and Principals:
"Strategies for Writing is an innovative, creative writing program. Students can't wait for writing time. Write on!"
-- Ryan Holman, Superintendent of Curriculum, SJUSD
"Strategies for Writing has a powerful effect on students at Baldy Mesa. Teachers are empowered; students are excited to learn."
-- Dan McDonald, Principal, Baldy Mesa, Phelan, CA
"Strategies for Writing empowers all students to become successful writers. I only wish I'd discovered Strategies for Writing earlier in my career."
-- Mary Loucks, Grade 2, Hamilton Elementary, Rosamond, CA
“Strategies for Writing engages students and teachers, empowers, and creates a strong writing environment in my classroom.”
-- Libby Underhill, Grade 2, Bemidji, MN