- Teach the writing trick using the worksheets.
- Next, the students are required to use the writing trick immediately within a paragraph or story.
- The students practice the writing trick for journal time, homework, or future assignments.
- When students revise their writing, they have sixteen writing tricks that they can use to improve the quality of their writing.
Here is a list of the writing tricks featured in this book. This will give you an idea of the types of sentences your students will be learning to write:
"When we get to the mall," said Mom, "we'll look for your friend's birthday gift."
Introductory Phrase / Clause
While we all slept, Santa delivered presents for all of us.
Amy, my best friend in the world, is having a party.
Anthony worked, if you can call that work, for an hour.
Shawn, you did a great job.
Words in a Series
At the dance we're going to shake, rattle, and roll all night.
Phrases in a Series
The cat raced up the tree, across the branch, and over the fence.
A short, chubby man walked into the room.
The cheetahs bolted across the field.
The waiter carried the dishes carefully across the room.
In the middle of the room happy, little children sat at Mrs. Johnson's feet listening to a story.
Simile / Metaphor
We raced out of the room like bolts of lightning.
If the music gets any louder my head will explode.
Coach said Jimmy is off the team because he's a loose cannon.