By Mary Ellen Ledbetter. This writing resource offers teachers and parents a myriad of ready-to-use, reproducible activities to enhance students’ writing skills. Based on Ledbetter’s extensive experience consulting to language arts teachers and school districts across the country, the classroom-tested activities included in the book teach students key literary and writing terms like allegory, elaboration, irony, personification, propaganda, voice,
and more—and provide them with engaging examples that serve as models for their own Quick Writes. Includes writing prompts and sample passages in student-friendly language that connects abstract literary concepts to students’ own lives. Grades 6–12. Jossey-Bass. 224 pages. ©2010.
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