Reason to Write

Student Handbook, Elementary School Edition

By Douglas Reeves
(Kaplan Publishing, Paperback, 9780743230537, 160pp.)

Publication Date: September 10, 2002

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Reason to Write:

Student Handbook

Dear Reader:

This book will help you become a better writer. Each chapter has some important information that will help you build your writing skills. We'll talk about the rules of good writing and the different kinds of writing, such as letters, essays, stories, poems, research papers, and journal writing. By the time you have completed all of the worksheets in this book, you will be a confident writer, able to tackle any school writing assignment.

Why is writing so important? Writing helps you in every subject in school, including reading, math, science, social studies, and anything that requires thinking. Writing helps you understand what you read. Writing helps you learn. And writing allows you to play an important role in society, even before you can vote

This book is full of ideas to help you build your writing skills, whether you are an experienced writer or just starting to learn about writing. If you don't like to write, this book will show you how to write better (and then maybe you won't dislike it so much). If you enjoy writing, this book offers dozens of ideas and activities to help you become an even better writer.

Ready? Let's get started

Douglas B. Reeves, Ph.D.


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