The amazing photography of Virtual Class Decor joins forces with my teacher side to make books to help teachers teach the writing process. Not regular old writing samples made into books. The kind I've been making myself for decades! Using the same pictures, so they do not cause a distraction, these books take you through the process step by step and also offer a comparison to what may have been written without using the systematic process.
Full color books with photographs were not normally available to teachers in the past. They were too expensive to print. Now you can use your computer or projection system and have real photographs in each version of the book! Again, the pictures stay the same, and the words do the changing. Each book's pdf file title has the description of the changes and revision step.
You have a Basic Book, which resembles the patterned writing students often produce. It is the first page in the sample.
Revision 1 includes the addition of an adjective on each page.
Revision 2 adds in the use of a thesaurus for the word cold.
Revision 3 demonstrates the addition of extra information to enhance the reader's experience.
Revision 4 removes the repeated words and demonstrates different ways to re-arrange the writing to remove those repeated words.
The Final Revision moves pages around and even removes one to demonstrate making the book just the way you want it.
There is an additional book. It is a sample of what might be written if you were just trying to remember the steps and didn't work systematically through the writing process.
I want students to learn to write! I want an affordable solution for teachers and families.
Teachers and families, you are asked to not pass this to another teacher or family. Please do not post the books online for others to copy, or where open access is possible. If you post them online, please do so only under password protection where only your students and their parents have access and a notation that it should not be reproduced or posted online.
This price is only 25 cents per book! These are books that will never be torn or dirty and always available with just a click.
Yes, more are coming! Keep watching for them. I know you will want them all!
Each book is in pdf form, so you can send it home to parents. You are asked to only post it to your class website if the books will remain under password protection.