Developed by a widely published writer and humorist, these 15-minute reproducible activities teach key nonfiction writing skills—and have major kid appeal! Activities cover all the essentials, including finding and developing a topic, describing vividly, using quotations, organizing ideas effectively, strengthening sentence structure, and many more.
When you need to write about a topic that seems dried up and dull, jot down as many questions about the topic as you can. You may hit upon a great angle to write about. For example, every day you use a spoon, but how often do you wonder where and how spoons are made? Or consider rodeos. Do they take place only in fair weather or sometimes also in rain or snow? (A “snowdeo”?)