This 200+ page no-prep bundle includes:
1. Think, then Write (Volume 1): How to Write Complex Sentences – a fully scripted, no-preparation Printable Workbook with scaffolds for students of all grades
Inspired by The Writing Revolution (Hochman & Wexler, 2017), this no-prep workbook is designed to support students of all years/grades to learn how to craft effective complex sentences. It features five, fully scripted modules, each focusing on a different compound or subordinating conjunction, including:
- “because” and “so” – for cause and effect relationships;
- “but” for contrastive relationships;
- “if”, “except”, “unless” and “until”, for conditional relationships; and
- “while”, “before” and “after” for relationships between events connected by time.
This no-prep workbook is designed to support students of all years/grades to learn how to craft effective paragraphs. It features five, fully scripted modules:
- Module 1: Topic sentence identification
- Module 2: Writing supporting details
- Module 3: Writing strong topic sentences
- Module 4: Writing concluding sentences
- Module 5: Pulling it together: writing strong paragraphs
Transitions are “signal words” that indicate a relationship between ideas. Transitions may begin a sentence, link ideas within a sentence, and create links between sentences. They help to make paragraphs and writing projects easier to read and to understand.
In Part 1 of Volume 3 pack, students will learn how to use and practice:
- time and sequence transitions to explain events/steps;
- cause and effect transitions;
- transitions to give examples;
- transitions to give emphasis to a point;
- contrast transitions to change direction; and
- transitions to finish a point.
Part 2 of Volume 3 is a no-prep pack is designed to support students to write short multi-paragraph reports, using a scaffold or outline to plan the project, as well as fully worked examples they can use as models for their own work. Included in this resource are outlines for:
- a movie review;
- a video/computer game review; and
- a book report on a work of fiction.
To write narratives (also known as stories) have a look at our Think, Then Write Volume 4; and to compare and contrast objects, to see things from more than one perspective, to brainstorm pros and cons on issues, and to make arguments for and against different topics see our Think, Then Write Volume 5. Finally, Think, Then Write Volume 6 looks at tackling short answer questions.
Look out for Think, Then Write Volume 7 in early 2022 – Planning Essays and Assignments.