■ Ways of Writing with Young Kids offers a fresh approach to helping children write creatively and express ideas using many genres and styles of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry writing; conventionally learn the purposes of writing, mechanics and rules of grammar; and confidently discover the power of writing as a means of communication, persuasion, analysis and self-expression.
Introduction. Features of the Book. Uniting Creativity, Conventions, and Confidence. Every Child Is a Writer. The Meanings of WOW. Teaching Conventions Unconventionally. How to Use This Book. 1. Language. WOW 1: Child-Made Alphabets. WOW 2: My Words Abound and Surround. WOW 3: 676 Sentences and Thousands More. 2. Communications. WOW 4: We've Got Mail! Letters, Email and Mailboxes. WOW 5: Signs Are Billboards for Persuasion. WOW 6: What's the Forecast? Short Reports About the Weather. WOW 7: What's for Lunch Today? The Menu May Not Be Real. 3. Poems. WOW 8: Making Moments for Poetry Every Day. WOW 9: What's Hiding in Acrostic Poetry? WOW 10: Concrete Poetry: Sketching and Sculpting with Words. WOW 11: Voices of Poetry. 4. Stories. WOW 12: From Oral to Written Tales. WOW 13: Words for Pictures and Performances. WOW 14: New Versions of Old Tales. WOW 15: Fiction/Nonfiction Story Writing. 5. Mathematics. WOW 16: Math Riddles. WOW 17: Doug's Graph: Children Conducting Surveys and Polls. WOW 18: Garfield Meets Fibionnaci: Math Comics by and for Kids. 6. Science. WOW 19: Thinking and Acting as Scientists. WOW 20: Investigations and Discoveries. WOW 21: Attention-Grabbing Science Reports. 7. Social Studies. WOW 22: A Child's Encyclo-MEDIA. WOW 23: Community Rules!