Students often aren't prepared for the level of organization and structure required by high school and college-level writing; guide them towards understanding the prewriting and editing processes that will soon be required of them. Using a simple 4-square graphic organizer model of Understanding Relationships; Brainstorming; Adding Details; and Connecting Words, worksheets help students practice what's required at each step. Written to teachers, examples, hints, and worksheet instructions are provided. 112 reproducible pages, softcover. Grades 1-3.

Finally a method of teaching your students the writing skills they need. Step-by-step, concrete instruction in writing that will fit any reading and language arts program. First, it contains everything you need to implement an effective and unique writing program in your classroom. Also, students will find the 4Square graphic organizer helps them conceptualize, understand and structure their work. Next, the 4Square method can be adapted not only for expository, narrative, descriptive, and persuasive styles of writing but can also be used in the sciences, arts and math. Contents: How to Use this Book Section 1: Getting Organized Learning the Four Square Section 2: Other Forms of Composition Section 3: Samples of Four Squares and Essays Expository, Narrative, Persuasive, and Descriptive Styles Section 4: Four Square and Beyond Across the Curriculum Section 5: Practice Prompts Expository, Descriptive, Persuasive and Narrative Styles