Strategies, Mini-Lessons, and Motivating Activities To Boost Writing Skills and Writing Confidence
By Perdita Finn
What am I going to write about? I can't write! I hate writing! For many students even the simplest writing assignment can seem impossible. In this wonderful resource, you'll find a selection of writing activities that will help you address the problems reluctant writers face. There are strategies to get students started, including helping facing a blank page and using a writer's notebook to encourage fluency, and motivating projects, such as writing picture books, advertisements, and sports stories, that will engage even the most reluctant writer. All of the writing activities are arranged in easy-to-manage steps and incorporate mini-lessons that will build important writing skills, such as using action verbs, organizing ideas, and writing compelling leads.