Full-color illustrations, writing helps, starters, and short, kid-friendly assignments make any of these lessons manageable and fun to do! Jump In fits itself to your student's writing style while ensuring that they gain ample experience writing reports, opinions, journaling, proofreading, editing and other writing skills.
"Jump In" overcomes the reluctant writer's fear of writing by using the following:
A friendly, approachable style that makes the text easy to read
A font that is easy on the eye and leaves a lot of white space on the page
Short, workable exercises each day
Incremental daily lessons that are easy to understand
Non-threatening word counts for longer assignments
Students will learn how to write opinions, persuasive papers, many types of expository papers, descriptions, narration, and poetry. Though the text is accessible, it is not dumbed down, but rather is crammed full of useful information.
The "Lifeguards Locker" Teacher's manual contains objectives, an assignment checklist, writing tips for the young and reluctant writers, "Mistake Medic" for finding and fixing errors before its passed in, grading tips and evaluation forms and ten minute writing plunges to help children get "warmed up". Referenced answers included.
It includes what to look for in an assignment, how to give a grade, how to help the student proofread, and a one-year writing program called "10-Minute Writing Plunges." These are daily writing prompts designed for fun and interest.
Intended for ages 10+, "Jump In" can also be used by high school students who have had little practice in writing or who are reluctant writers