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Mastering Writing : Practice Makes Perfect Series   - Gary Robert Muschla

Mastering Writing

Practice Makes Perfect Series

Paperback Published: 22nd October 2010
ISBN: 9780071747165
Number Of Pages: 256

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Helpful instruction and plenty of practice for your child to master the basics of writing

Understanding writing is essential for your child to write with competence and clarity. Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering Writing gives your child bite-sized explanations of this essential skill, with engaging exercises that keep her or him motivated and excited to learn. They can practice the writing skills that are challenging, polish skills they’ve mastered, and stretch themselves to explore skills they have not yet attempted. This title features 170 activities (plus answer key) that increase in difficulty as your child proceeds through the book.

This book is appropriate for a 6th grade student working above his or her grade level, or as a great review and practice for a struggling 7th or 8th grader.

Your student will learn how to:

  • Find and develop ideas for topics
  • Create first drafts
  • Develop sentences and use correct subject-verb agreement
  • Revise and proofread her or his own work
Topics include: Finding and Developing Ideas for Writing, Discovering Ideas, The Value of Keeping a Journal, Focusing Ideas, Developing Ideas, Organizing Ideas, Writing the Draft Sentences: The Foundation of the Draft, Building Paragraphs Using Adjectives and Adverbs, Wisely Order and Sequence, Using Strong Verbs Point of View, Revision, What Is Revision?, Plan for Revision, Revision Peer Consultants, Proofreading, Proofreading Strategies, Proofreading and Computer Screens, The Value of Proofreading Partners

About the Author

Gary Robert Muschla (often with his wife Judy Muschla) has authored dozens of successful teacher resource guides for McGraw-Hill, Scholastic Professional and Jossey-Bass (Wiley). His BA and MAT are from Trenton State College, and he taught 4th, 5th and 6th grade for more than 25 years. He specialized in reading and language arts and also taught some math. He has conducted workshops for teachers on how to implement a writing workshop in their classroom.

About This Book
How to Use This Book
Finding and Developing Ideas for Writing
Discovering Ideas
The Value of Keeping a Journal
Focusing Ideas
Developing Ideas
Organizing Ideas
Writing the Draft
Sentences: The Foundation of the Draft
Building Paragraphs
Using Adjectives and Adverbs Wisely
Order and Sequence
Using Strong Verbs
Point of View
Revision
What Is Revision?
Plan for Revision
Revision Peer Consultants
Proofreading
Proofreading Strategies
Proofreading and Computer Screens
The Value of Proofreading Partners
Answer Key
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780071747165
ISBN-10: 0071747168
Series: Practice Makes Perfect Series
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 22nd October 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 21.7  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1