Just Write Book 3

Just Write Book 3

by Alexandra S. Bigelow, Elsie S. Wilmerding
Trade Paperback, 85 pages
Price: $12.60

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 multi-paragraph 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 multi-paragraph writing
  • Transitions
  • Persuasive letters
  • Facts and opinions
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