High-interest Activity Cards feature TIME FOR KIDS® content and provide a wide range of writing models that can be used as mentor text. Each kit includes 12 Activity Cards provided for each of the four master writing genres that correspond to the lessons:
The genre-specific Teacher's Guide has sequential lessons that help students develop a solid understanding of how to write within each genre. Each Teacher's Guide includes:
The Management and Support Guide provides additional resources to help teachers implement Exploring Writing into the curriculum, locate instructional resources to meet students' needs, and/or set up a writing workshop in their classroom. Extensive indices are included to help teachers navigate the kit and select cards and/or lessons based on the theme, writing skill, or Traits of Writing.
A Test Preparation Booklet is included in the Secondary and Content Area kits to prepare students for standardized tests. Teachers are provided with support to teach test taking strategies, test day tips, and ways to use test results to inform instruction.
Each full-color Writer's Notebook includes sections to support the steps of the writing process - Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing and Proofreading, and Publishing.
This full-color resource focuses on grammar and writing conventions in an engaging, student-friendly manner with guided practice activities and "Tips for Writers."