This product is no longer available from our website. Please choose one of the items listed below.Develop writing skills across a wide range of genres, including narrative nonfiction, fiction and poetry, expository/informative, and persuasive/argumentative writing, with this award-winning supplementary writing and intervention program. This kit's dynamic resources and engaging TIME FOR KIDS® content give classroom teachers everything they need to help students improve their writing skills. The high-interest Activity Cards in this kit feature short, focused texts, writing models, and TIME FOR KIDS® content to engage and guide students while charts, graphs, and images help improve visual literacy. Teacher's Guides provide lesson plans, various formative and summative assessments, rubrics, student-writing exemplars, and graphic organizers. For additional support for grammar and writing conventions, this kit also includes single copies of TIME FOR KIDS® Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics and Writer's Notebook.
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."