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“I would definitely use this as it is similar to what I am doing now but I wouldn't have to invent it myself each day. I would use it with all students and in whole class lessons. Those students who are further along could use it as a starting point. I think it would be especially helpful with reluctant writers or those who feel they have nothing to say.”
First Grade Teacher Mendocino, CA
“I love that the focus is on the student. This is what first graders write about. I have tried to have them write about other topics, but it usually ends up being about them. They don't have to worry about coming up with content. They can focus on the writing process. I do a unit in September called 'All About Me.' Some of the material in this book is the same thing I use in my unit. I like the fact that this would be an ongoing theme throughout the year.”
First Grade Teacher Ridgefield Park, NJ
“The format is clear and age appropriate with visuals that entice children to use. The sequence of skill building enables successful lessons and learning.”
Betsy Mena Greenwich Country Day School, CT
“I have a class of twelve first graders and ten second graders. Of the twenty-two students, eight are children with some type of learning difference. I can use this program with those students who are typically developing, as well as those who have special needs. It's structure allows itself to be adapted to fit the needs of each child.”
Laura Harants Three Rivers Montessori School, IN

Just Write

Creativity and Craft in Writing
Grades 1–4

By: Elsie S. Wilmerding, Alexandra S. Bigelow

Just Write is a classroom-tested resource that helps students become confident, expressive writers. Students are guided through the writing process from initial idea to final edited and published narrative. Throughout, they are given models to follow and are encouraged to be creative. The drawing activities in Write about Me and Write about My World help children bridge the gap between thinking and talking about an idea and writing about it.


Skills Addressed
• Basic punctuation
• Spelling
• Indenting
• Overused words
• Comparisons
• Point of view
• Writing dialogue
• Topic sentences
• Journal Writing
• Editing and revising
• Characters
• Feelings
• Setting
• Conclusions
• Brainstorming
• Using your senses
• Story planning with webs and other graphic organizers
• Description
• Types of writing
• Reasons for writing
• Summary writing
• Single? and multiparagraph organization
• Paragraph transitions
• Sequence
• Fact versus opinion

Pricing for Just Write

Item #
Item
Grade Range
Pricing
1–5 6+
Quantity
Subtotal
2622-W1 Write about Me
1–5 pricing: 7.35
6+ pricing: 5.15
Write about Me

The drawing activities in Write about Me by Elsie Wilmerding help children bridge the gap between thinking and talking about an idea and writing about it. Children build their writing skills as they develop ideas that have personal meaning to them. The book features large spaces for drawing, student-centric illustrations, thematic word banks, and steps that lead young writers to add details to their writing and make content area connections.

Features

Focuses on the student and his or her immediate surroundings and interests (family, favorites, neighborhood, school)

Encourages the use of pictures to spark ideas for writing
Encourages students to expand upon their pictures through writing
Promotes use of detail and description in writing through word banks
Leads up to writing stories with the basic Beginning-Middle-End format
Coordinates with common introductory science unit about the senses
Coordinates with common introductory social studies unit "All about Me"
1–1 7.35 5.15
2623-W1 Write about My World
1–5 pricing: 7.35
6+ pricing: 5.15
Write about My World

Write about My World can be used after Write about Me or on its own as a prelude to the Just Write series. The drawing activities in Write about My World by Elsie Wilmerding continue to help children bridge the gap between thinking and talking about an idea and writing about it. Children broaden their choice of topics as they observe the world around them. Like Write about Me , the book features large spaces for drawing, student-centric illustrations, thematic word banks, and steps that lead young writers to add details to their writing and make content area connections. Students will find Words I Use When I Write a good tool for expanding their writing vocabulary . The book also offers an introduction to journals as a way to capture observations and possible writing ideas. My ______ Journal is a good companion piece. Some writing fundamentals such as kinds of sentences, capitalization, and punctuation are taught. All books in the series have illustrations by George Ulrich that lead students into writing with age-appropriate visuals.

Features

Focuses on the students and their expanding surroundings and interests (school, community, outdoors, going places)

Encourages the use of pictures to spark ideas for writing
Encourages students to expand upon their pictures through writing
Promotes use of detail and description in writing through word banks and revision
Leads up to writing stories with the basic Beginning-Middle-End format
Introduces journal writing
Teaches some grammar basics

1–1 7.35 5.15
2624-W1 Write about Me and Write about My World Teachers Guide
1–5 pricing: 4.60
6+ pricing: —
The Teacher’s Guide for both Write about Me and Write about My World suggests ways of introducing writing to the youngest students. The Guide also includes extension activites around the topics. The same Word Banks that appear in the student book are in the Guide for convenient reference. The Guide contains 12 book lists with titles directly related to the topics for student writing.
1–1 4.60
2625-W1 Just Write 1
1–5 pricing: 12.60
6+ pricing: 8.85
Just Write 1 In Book 1, students are first encouraged to “just write” without worrying about spelling and punctuation. Later chapters discuss capital letters, basic punctuation, spelling, indenting, and constructing paragraphs. Other chapters encourage the use of colorful descriptions, creative word choices, and comparisons. In the last chapter, students revise and edit their work in preparation for publishing a final draft. Tips for making stories into books are also provided. A wide variety of exercises and engaging illustrations keep students focused and interested.

Skills Addressed
• Brainstorming
• Categorizing
• Topic
• Sequence
• Story planning with webs and other graphic organizers
• Characters
• Feelings
• Setting
• Conclusions
• Basic punctuation
• Indenting
• Topic sentences
• Overused words
• Comparisions
• Titles
• Editing and revising
2–3 12.60 8.85
2626-W1 Just Write 1–Teacher’s Guide
1–5 pricing: 4.60
6+ pricing: —
Just Write 1–Teacher’s Guide The Teacher’s Guide explains the writing process, offers suggestions on integrating Just Write into your curriculum, and provides a helpful page-by-page listing of extension activities. A reduced-page Answer Key is also included, and there are reproducible copies of the Story Web, Story Plan, Character Web, and Content and Editing checklists from the student book.

Features
• The writing process
• How to use Just Write
• Page-by-page guide to extension activities
• Reduced page answer key
• Reproducible story plans and checklists
2–3 4.60
2627-W1 Just Write 2
1–5 pricing: 12.60
6+ pricing: 8.85
Just Write 2 Book 2 begins with a review of capitalization and basic punctuation and then works on the nuts and bolts of sentence and paragraph writing. Later chapters focus on character and setting development and the use of creative, interesting details. Dialogue and point of view are introduced, and editing and publishing are also covered. Students develop longer, more detailed stories than they did in Book 1.

Skills Addressed
• Review of basic punctuation
• Describing words
• Supporting sentences
• Conclusions
• How-to paragraphs
• Overused words
• Comparisons
• Story planning with webs and other graphic organizers
• Characters
• Dialogue
• Point of view
• Feeling
• Senses
• Setting
• Editing and publishing
2–3 12.60 8.85
2628-W1 Just Write 2–Teacher’s Guide
1–5 pricing: 4.60
6+ pricing: —
Just Write 2–Teacher’s Guide The Teacher’s Guide explains the writing process, offers suggestions on integrating Just Write into your curriculum, and provides a helpful page-by-page listing of extension activities. A reduced-page Answer Key is also included. Reproducible material includes an outline of the writing process, Story Webs, a Story Plans, a Story Mountain, a Story Map, and Content and Editing checklists.

Features
• The writing process
• How to use Just Write
• Page-by-page guide to extension activities
• Reduced page answer key
• Reproducible story plans and checklists
2–3 4.60
2629-W1 Just Write 3
1–5 pricing: 12.60
6+ pricing: 8.85
Just Write 3 Book 3 builds on the skills and features of the earlier books in the Just Write series, while introducing students to the four main types of writing—narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive—providing samples of each, and allowing students to experiment with different forms of each writing style. This book also raising awareness of the author’s audience and purpose by posing the question, Why write? Single- and multiparagraph construction is also presented through creative and enjoyable writing activities and reinforced through reading response exercises and editing checklists that guide writers toward making reading-writing connections. Unobtrusive resource materials for review of basic skills are also provided at the back of the book .

Skills Addressed
Kinds of writing (narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive)
Reasons for writing (audience and purpose)
Review of story elements (setting, character, plot)
Fiction, nonfiction, personal narratives
Poetry
Word choice: adjectives and adverbs, similes and metaphors
Sequence and chronological order
Step-by-step processes
Summary writing
Single- and multiparagraph writing
Transitions
Persuasive letters
Facts and opinions
 
4–4 12.60 8.85
2630-W1 Just Write 3–Teacher’s Guide
1–5 pricing: 4.60
6+ pricing: —
Just Write 3–Teacher’s Guide The Teacher’s Guide explains the writing process, offers suggestions on integrating Just Write into your curriculum, and provides a helpful page-by-page listing of extension activities. Reproducible material includes an outline of the writing process and Content and Editing checklists.

Features
• The writing process
• How to use Just Write
• Page-by-page guide to extension activities
• Reproducible story plans and checklists
4–4 4.60
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