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A Word Write Now: A Thematic Thesaurus for Stylized Writing

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A Word Write Now: A Thematic Thesaurus for Stylized Writing


Containing word lists organized by character qualities and behavior traits, A Word Write Now is further divided by parts of speech to assist younger students. Quotations from classic literature give contextual meaning; new appendices offer teaching tips and games. For more advanced learners, sections on literary genres and devices have been added. Useful for writing across the curriculum, full color, 100 pages for teachers & students.

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A Word Write Now brings the concept of children’s writing resources to a whole new level! Many young writers when looking for alternate vocabulary will consult a thesaurus, which offers few choices, confusing or inappropriate options, or no useful synonyms. This can be frustrating for child and teacher alike.

This excellent resource is organized not by definitions or meanings—but by character qualities and behavior traits. The author further classifies words by parts of speech. This magnificent full-color ninety page spiral-bound tool makes it simple for children of all ages to find appropriate words to use in writing. By searching for words in a meaningful way, students begin to internalize vocabulary words and gain ownership of these terms.

"A Word Write Now is mainly for writing stories. Many of the sections
specifically help with developing characters and setting. We have
used it for a few other things, but it is really wonderful for story
composing." Denise K.

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