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HOW TO SERIES - SET OF ALL 6 BOOKS

Students learn the basics and have fun at the same time with the lively How To Series that features eight areas of writing fundamentals. Written for regular elementary Grades 1-3, the books can be...

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Students learn the basics and have fun at the same time with the lively How To Series that features eight areas of writing fundamentals. Written for regular elementary Grades 1-3, the books can be modified to various abilities. The series helps students to become confident and capable writers. Books are available separately by topic or as an eight-book set.

How to Write a Sentence.
The 48-page reproducible book teaches students the basics of sentence writing in an effective and memorable fashion. The first section-Presenting the Sentence-provides a foundation for the activities in the sections that follow:
• Bigger and Better Sentences
• Polishing Your Sentences
• What's It About?
• What Happens?
• It Couldn't Happen Without a Verb
• Describe It!
• Sentence Fun!

Sample activities: Stop that Run-On Sentence!, Which Is Which?, Take a Breath, Make Your Sentences Come Alive, Your Turn to Add the Predicate, and more.

How to Write a Paragraph.
The 48-page reproducible book teaches students how to write a clear and well-organized paragraph-the foundation for success in any future writing. When students realize that longer pieces of writing are written one paragraph at a time, they will experience a smoother writing process. The book takes the essential unit of good writing and teaches it in its many forms:
• What Is a Paragraph?
• Paragraph Parts
• Kinds of Paragraphs
• Paragraph Practice
• Putting Paragraphs Together
• Paragraph Plans
• Fun with Paragraphs
• Answer Key

Sample activities: A Storm in Your Brain, All the Right Stuff, Sticking to the Point, Let Me Explain, Different and the Same, Essays are Easy, and more.

How to Write a Story.
Children have a natural affinity for stories, and the 48-page reproducible book will help children not only love to hear stories but also to write them. The process of writing stories is covered from creation to completion:
• What is a Story?
• Definitions
• Writing Well
• The Writing Process
• Story Structure
• Thinking Creatively
• Plot
• Essentials
• Tools
• Time to Write
• Answer Key 

Sample activities: A Slice of Life, Be Creative, Looking at Stories, What Did you Dream?, Team Stories, A Plot is Like a Map, It's Crunchy!, and more.

How to Write a Simple Report.
The 48-page reproducible book turns report writing into an enjoyable activity for young learners. Areas covered include the Dewey Decimal system, using a CD-ROM encyclopedia, note cards, report-planning chart, and many more. The book takes students through the basic steps necessary to bring a topic through all the 'work in progress' stages from research to presentation:
• Getting Started
• Using the Library
• Writing Basics
• Writing the Report
• Report Pizzazz
• Final Checklist
• Resources
• Answer Key

Sample activities: Let's Get Specific, Searching for Books, Fact versus Opinion, Creating Categories, Editing Marks, Spelling Counts, What Do You Think?, and more.

How to Capitalize.
The 48-page reproducible resource is ideal as a workbook to teach capitalization or use individual pages to supplement existing activities. The age-appropriate exercises have a capitalization rule at the top of each page, with a brief description and examples. Teachers may select which pages are best for the class. For example, a first-grade teacher may use only the first two pages of each section; a third grade teacher may use the first page for review and the other pages for continued learning:
• Capital Letters
• The Pronoun I
• The First Word in a Sentence
• Proper Nouns
• Titles
• Abbreviations
• Letters
• Unit Assessment
• Capitalization Reference Page
• Award and Posters

Sample Activities: A Rainbow of Likes, Capital Art, I Am Important, Get Off to a Good Start, Fairy Tale Trivia, Name It, Map It, Brand Names, Label the States, and more.

How to Punctuate.
The 48-page reproducible resource may be used as a workbook or use individual pages to supplement existing activities. Each page has the punctuation rule at the top, along with a brief description and examples. Teachers may select which pages are best for the class. . For example, a first-grade teacher may use only the first two pages of each section; a third grade teacher may use the first page for review and the other pages for continued learning:
• Ending Punctuation
• Periods in Abbreviations
• Periods in Omissions
• Commas
• Colons
• Apostrophes
• Quotation Marks
• Unit Assessment
• Resources, References, and Posters
• Answer Key

Sample activities: Answer It with a Question, Show Emotion, Abbreviate It, Leaving Things Out, My Favorite Things, A New, Exciting Use for Commas, and more.

How to Use Parts of Speech.
All eight parts of speech are addressed in the 48-page reproducible resource. Each part of speech has at last three pages of worksheets-introduction, practice, and extension. Students are asked to categorize, rewrite sentences, create their own sentences, or write poetry:
• Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Verbs, Adverbs
• Prepositions, Conjunctions, Interjections
• Review
• Resources
• Answer Key

Sample activities: Being Proper, More than One, How to Wash an Elephant, Silly Story, A versus An, Verbs that Help, Ant Picnic, Show Emotion, and more.

How to Make a Book Report.
Students will learn to enjoy and look forward to writing book reports using the 48-page reproducible resource. The book helps students understand the basics and also provides creative and motivating book project ideas. Projects are separated into the following areas:
• Book Report Basics
• Character Reports
• Plot Reports
• Story Detail Reports
• Author/Illustrator Reports
• Book Recommendations
• Book Presentations
• Book Project Evaluation
• References

Sample activities: So Many Books, So Much Time!, Story Journaling, Class Summary Book, If I Were the Character, Mystery Character, Become a Reporter, and more.

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