Authentic Writing Activities for the Content Areas Kathleen Kopp ... Ask the
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Author: Kathleen Kopp
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
"WINNER OF THE 2009 ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHERS' DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AND THE 2010 TEACHERS' CHOICE AWARD FOR THE CLASSROOM! Use writing to teach the content areas! Check students' content-area knowledge, writing skills, and critical thinking at the same time! Fun, authentic writing activities for language arts, math, science, social studies, and health/nutrition take students through the entire writing process, from brainstorming to publishing, while letting imaginations soar. This content-area writing series includes one grade-level book each for third, fourth, and fifth grade, offering the flexibility to pick from a variety of activities. Choose the activities from each grade that appeal most to your students, or use only the book for your grade to match your students' skill levels and target grade-appropriate content-area topics and writing skills. Each ready-to-go activity •includes lesson plans, extensions, rubrics, student worksheets, and examples •clearly lists objectives, materials and teacher preparation needed, and what prior knowledge and skills are being targeted •is easily di fferentiated to meet students' needs •can be used on its own, with other content-area activities, or as class time allows •connects to national content-area and writing standards •reflects grade-appropriate language and writing skills Publishing ideas, bibliographies, student checklists, and correlations to commonly taught writing standards and craft skills make this resource complete and easy to use. You'll never run out of authentic ways to make learning through writing fun."