An experienced teacher and author, Carol Behrman helps students develop the sound foundation they need to become proficient writers throughout their lives. Included are a variety of easy--to--use reproducible activity sheets to provide review and application of basic language skills as well as extensive practice in producing the types of writing called for in standardized tests. The steps of the writing process are emphasized throughout. Each set of activities is accompanied by detailed lesson plans and suggestions to the teacher for presenting and implementing the skills and concepts being addressed. Each section is followed by a practice test focusing on the concepts and skills covered in the section, plus answer keys and scoring guides with writing samples. These practical tests will help students prepare for the types of questions they will be asked on actual tests.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 852 g
Dimensions: 275 x 209 x 18 mm
"Gives English teachers and language arts specialists the tools they need to prepare their students for standardized writing tests. The author?s background as a professional writer as well as a writing teacher is apparent in her insight into the writing process and the steps students need to go through in order to develop into effective writers."
?Dr. David Maltman, Department of Education, Ramapo College of New Jersey "A superior and inspiring resource for teaching writing. Provides a thorough step-by-step guide to the writing process and helps students develop the foundation they need to become proficient writers throughout their lives. Another creative, unique, and motivating book by author Carol Behrman. It covers the art as well as the craft and makes writing a satisfying adventure for students."
?Joan Hiatt Harlow, author, lecturer, and instructor for The Institute of Children?s Literature