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  N EW  Y ORK   ã T ORONTO  ã L ONDON  ã A UCKLAND  ã S  YDNEY M EXICO  C ITY  ã N EW  D ELHI  ã H ONG  K  ONG S C H O L A S T I C   B P ROFESSIONAL OOKS Ready-to-Go Writing Lessons 50 E NGAGING  A CTIVITIES WITH  G RAPHIC  O RGANIZERS  T HAT  T EACH K  IDS  H OW TO  T ELL A  S TORY , C ONVEY  I NFORMATION , D ESCRIBE , P ERSUADE , & M ORE ! by Marcia Miller and Martin Lee   T  h  e  B I G B o o  k  o  f    2  Teachers may photocopy the designated reproducible pages for classroom use. No other part of this publicationmay be reproduced in whole or in part, or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without written permission of the publisher. For infor-mation regarding permission write to Scholastic Inc., 555 Broadway, New York, NY 10012.Cover design by Norma OrtizCover and interior illustrations by Stephen Cox Interior design by Grafica, Inc.ISBN: 0-439-07747-8Copyright © 2000 by Marcia Miller and Martin Lee. All rights reserved.Printed in the U.S.A. Thanks, Matt  Contents Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 How to Use This Book  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Teacher Tips  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 P  ART 1: WRITE TO DESCRIBE  Ideal Hideaway  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Students describe places they wish they could escape to. Catchy Captions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Students write brief and punchy descriptions of events or images  . Name That Character!  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Students create and name characters and write brief character sketches  . Flavorful Foods  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Students write descriptions of favorite food items  . Blockbuster Blurbs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Students create capsule summaries of books or movies  . Compare & Contrast   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Students describe how two items are similar and different. Sweet Dreams  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Students describe dreams they have had—or wish they had!  In Animal Territory   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Students write descriptions of animals’ behavior, as observed over time. New Point of View  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Students write descriptions from the points of view of inanimate objects. Target on Sports  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Students describe sporting events or other kinds of contests. More Ideas for Descriptive Writing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 P  ART 2: WRITE TO NARRATE   Amusing Anecdote  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Students write stories that tell about something that once happened to them. Dear Diary   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Students write diary entries that narrate real or fictional experiences.  A Dark and Stormy Night   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Students write scary stories. Did You Hear The One About…?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Students create srcinal riddles or jokes.  What If. . .?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Students write responses to hypothetical what if situations. Tongue Twisters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Students create srcinal tongue twisters. 3
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