The purpose of this book is to provide a unique resource for teaching leadership and the 21st century skills needed by all students in order to become college and career ready adults. This book contains 27 action-oriented lessons & activities specifically designed to teach leadership and 21st Century Skills. The lessons and activities in this book are designed to be used in the classroom, in extracurricular programs, in after-school programs, at summer camps, and anywhere activity-oriented learning takes place.
Be an Amazing Writing Teacher will provide a spark and a renewed confidence for teachers as they learn to creatively develop lessons when they teach writing. Teachers will come away with many ideas and a framework for planning writing for their whole school year.
The activities in this book will invite readers to use the elements of nonfiction as multiple points of view for understanding not only the texts, but how they think about them during various stages of the reading process. The activities in this book will also encourage readers to use the structural dynamics of nonfiction as a basis for connotative understanding and interpretation. This book helps readers learn how to connect the elements of nonfiction into a unified narrative. These activities will help students come to a fuller understanding of the constructive nature of reading. As students engage in the activities in this book, they will learn to move beyond the “limits of their literacy” so that they can discover how to develop more sophisticated understandings of nonfiction writings.
40 activities are included to help build vocabulary development. Activities include: Thinking Through Words and Things; A Writing Pattern; Phonemic Awareness; A Word a Day; Word Sort; Vocabulary Graphic Organizer; Abstract Words; What Makes a Hero; Words in Words, and five patterns of Sentence Building.