Writing Teacher's Book of Lists With Ready-to-Use Activities and Worksheets

ISBN-10: 0787970808
ISBN-13: 9780787970802
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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List price: $30.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/22/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

This is the second edition of the unique information source and timesaver for English and language arts teachers. The Writing Teacher's Book of Lists with Ready-to-Use Activities and Worksheets includes 90 useful lists for developing instructional materials and planning lessons for elementary and secondary students. In addition, the book includes innovative activities and reproducible black line masters that help students to improve their writing skills, word usage, and vocabulary. For quick access and easy use, all of these lists and activities are organized into seven sections and individually printed in a format that can be photocopied as many times as required for individual or group instruction. This handy resource is filled with helpful lists, activities, teaching suggestions, and reproducible worksheets.

About the Author
Acknowledgments
About This Book
How to Use This Book
Lists and Activities for Special Words and Word Groups
Synonyms
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 1 "My Favorite Thing to Do"
Creating Synonym Word Finds
List 1--Synonyms
Worksheet 1
Antonyms
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 2 "A Matter of Character"
Creating Antonym Crossword Puzzles
List 2--Antonyms
Worksheet 2
Homographs
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 3 "The Concert"
"The Event"
List 3--Homographs
Worksheet 3
Homophones
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 4 "Jennifer's Party"
"Weathered Event"
List 4--Homophones
Worksheet 4
Hard-to-Spell Words (Intermediate)
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 5 "A Time of Great Emotion"
Maintaining Personal Spelling Lists
List 5--Hard-to-Spell Words (Intermediate)
Worksheet 5
Hard-to-Spell Words (Advanced)
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 6 "The Day I Met..."
Spelling Bee with a Twist
List 6--Hard-to-Spell Words (Advanced)
Worksheet 6
Easily Confused Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 7 "Spaceman in the Backyard"
"The Day I Met an Alien"
List 7--Easily Confused Words
Worksheet 7
Sound Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 8 "Sound Poems"
"A Listening Adventure"
List 8--Sound Words
Worksheet 8
Compound Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 9 "Cookies for the Class Trip"
"How Many Can You Find?"
List 9--Compound Words
Worksheet 9
Sensory Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 10 "Smelling the Roses"
"In the Eye of the Beholder"
List 10--Sensory Words
Worksheet 10
Time Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 11 "An Accounting of the Day"
Writing an Autobiographical Sketch
List 11--Time Words
Worksheet 11
Lists and Activities for Nonfiction Writing
Advertising Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 12 "Being an Ad Writer"
Writing a Classified Ad
List 12--Advertising Words
Worksheet 12
Business Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 13 "Starting Your Own Business"
"A Profile of Success"
List 13--Business Words
Worksheet 13
Consumer Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 14 "Being a Smart Consumer"
Writing a Letter to a Company
List 14--Consumer Words
Worksheet 14
"Sample Business-Letter Forms"
Craft Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 15 "I Made It"
"The How and Why of Doing a Craft"
List 15--Craft Words
Worksheet 15
Ecology Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 16 "A Speech About the Environment"
"Changing Places"
List 16--Ecology Words
Worksheet 16
Education Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 17 "What's Right and Wrong with My School"
"If I Were a Teacher"
List 17--Education Words
Worksheet 17
Food Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 18 "It's Time to Feast"
Making a Meal Plan
List 18--Food Words
Worksheet 18
Words of Government and Politics
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 19 "Personal Policies"
"A Student Bill of Rights"
List 19--Words of Government and Politics
Worksheet 19
Health Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 20 "A Subject of Health"
"How to Get Along with People"
List 20--Health Words
Worksheet 20
HistoryWords
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 21 "I Was There"
"I Wish I Lived Back Then"
List 21--History Words
Worksheet 21
Hobby Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 22 "My Hobby"
Writing About After-School Hobbies
List 22--Hobby Words
Worksheet 22
Math Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 23 "A Time for Math"
"When Two and Two Do Not Equal Four"
List 23--Math Words
Worksheet 23
Music Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 24 "My Kind of Music"
Making Music
List 24--Music Words
Worksheet 24
Words of Newspapers and Magazines
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 25 "Get the Scoop!"
Writing an Editorial
List 25--Words of Newspapers and Magazines
Worksheet 25
"Tips for Effective Interviews"
Science Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 26 "Writing About Science"
Recording an Observation
List 26--Science Words
Worksheet 26
Sports Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 27 "The Rules and Strategies of the Game"
Being a Sportswriter
List 27--Sports Words
Worksheet 27
Travel Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 28 "Traveling Around"
Taking an Imaginary Trip
List 28--Travel Words
Worksheet 28
Lists and Activities for Fiction Writing
Words of Adventure and Romance
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 29 "The Continuing Adventures of ..."
Writing About the Complete Character
List 29--Words of Adventure and Romance
Worksheet 29
Words of Folklore
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 30 "Inventing a Folktale"
"A Local Legend"
List 30--Words of Folklore
Worksheet 30
Words of Mythology
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 31 "A Modern Myth"
Writing Nature Myths
List 31--Words of Mythology
Worksheet 31
Words of Plays
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 32 "Writing a Play"
Reviewing a Play
List 32--Words of Plays
Worksheet 32
"A Simple Structure for a Play"
"Play Format"
Words of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 33 "A Story About the Fantastic"
Reviewing Science Fiction or Fantasy
List 33--Words of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Worksheet 33
Words of Screenplays
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 34 "My Movie"
Being a Critic of the Big Screen
List 34--Words of Screenplays
Worksheet 34
"Screenplay Format"
Spy, Detective, and Mystery Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 35 "Creating a Hero"
"A Mysterious Occurrence"
List 35--Spy, Detective, and Mystery Words
Worksheet 35
Western Words
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 36 "Writing a Western"
"Going Back in Time"
List 36--Western Words
Worksheet 36
Lists and Activities for Writing Style
Phrases of Alliteration
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 37 "Personal Poetry"
"A Big Storm"
List 37--Phrases of Alliteration
Worksheet 37
Cliches
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 38 "The Major Mix-up"
"Mistakes Parents Make and What Can Be Done About Them"
List 38--Cliches
Worksheet 38
Idioms
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 39 "The Surprise Party"
Conducting an Idiom Scavenger Hunt
List 39--Idioms
Worksheet 39
Figures of Speech
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 40 "An Enjoyable Day"
Writing a Nightmare Poem
List 40--Figures of Speech
Worksheet 40
Jargon
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 41 "Planning Your Future"
Having Fun with Jargon
List 41--Jargon
Worksheet 41
Overblown (Redundant) Phrases
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 42 "The Big Test"
Creating Images
List 42--Overblown (Redundant) Phrases
Worksheet 42
Sequential Words and Phrases
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 43 "A Great Responsibility"
"Follow My Directions"
List 43--Sequential Words and Phrases
Worksheet 43
Transitional Words and Phrases
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 44 "Highlights"
"Why Students Succeed (or Fail)"
List 44--Transitional Words and Phrases
Worksheet 44
Rules, Checklists, and Activities for Student Writers
Parts of Speech
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 45 "Finding All the Parts"
"Cyber World"
List 45--Parts of Speech
Worksheet 45
Sentences, Fragments, and Run-ons
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 46 "The Decision"
"An Admirable Profession"
List 46--Sentences, Fragments, and Run-ons
Worksheet 46
Rules for Capitalization
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 47 "A Capital Idea"
Writing About an Imaginary Pet
List 47--Rules for Capitalization
Worksheet 47
Rules for Punctuation
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 48 "Punctuation Corrector"
Writing Without Punctuation
List 48--Rules for Punctuation
Worksheet 48
Spelling Rules
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 49 "A Spelling Challenge"
Creating Student-Generated Spelling Quizzes
List 49--Spelling Rules
Worksheet 49
Irregular Verbs
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 50 "And the Correct Verb Is ..."
Writing About Exceptions to the Ordinary
List 50--Irregular Verbs
Worksheet 50
Verb Tenses
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 51 "About Time ..."
"A Wish"
List 51--Verb Tenses
Worksheet 51
Major Categories of Pronouns
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 52 "Pick Your Pronouns"
"A Family Tradition"
List 52--Major Categories of Pronouns
Worksheet 52
Common Prepositions
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 53 "Preposition Hunt"
"An Ideal Job"
List 53--Common Prepositions
Worksheet 53
Prewriting Checklist
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 54 "It's Your Pick"
Writing About Changes
List 54--Prewriting Checklist
Worksheet 54
"Simple Outline Format"
Target Audience Checklist
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 55 "A Personal Message"
Persuading Your Peers
List 55--Target Audience Checklist
Worksheet 55
Checklist for Organizing Nonfiction
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 56 "A Person Who Made a Difference in My Life"
"Reviewing in Groups"
List 56--Checklist for Organizing Nonfiction
Worksheet 56
Checklist for Revision
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 57 "It's Tough Being Young" and Worksheet 57a, "Revision Rating Sheet"
Revising the Essay
List 57--Checklist for Revision
Worksheet 57
Worksheet 57a
Checklist for Revising Fiction
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 58 "The Guest"
Self-Editing
List 58--Checklist for Revising Fiction
Worksheet 58
Proofreading Checklist
Teaching Suggestions
Worksheet 59 "The New Kid in Town"
Proofreading Practice
List 59--Proofreading Checklist
Worksheet 59
Special Lists for Student Writers
Traits of Good Writers
Story Parts
Guidelines for Finding Ideas for Writing
100 Writing Cues
Editor's Proofreading Marks
Types of Writing
Common Writing Mistakes (and How to Fix them)
Guidelines for Writing a Query Letter
Manuscript Preparation
Markets for the Writing of Students
Web Sites for Student Writers
Writer's Glossary
The Writing Process
Bibliography Format
Footnote/Endnote Format
Formats for Citing Electronic Sources
Books for Students About Writers and Writing
Common Abbreviations
State Postal Abbreviations
Common Initializations and Acronyms
Plagiarism and How to Avoid It
Steps for Doing a Research Paper
Ways to Improve Your Scores on Writing Tests
Special Lists for Teachers
Promoting the "Write" Atmosphere
Books and Resources About Teaching Writing
Grading the Writing of Your Students
Questions to Help Focus Writing Topics
Writing Activities for Other Subjects
Ways to Publish the Writing of Your Students
Guidelines for Writer's Conferences
Self-Appraisal for Teachers of Writing

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