How to Write a Composition Grades 6-10
- Author : Gadd, Terry
A complete step by step guide for teachers and students. Written from a student's perspective so that teachers may give students the pages which they need.
This resource is designed as a companion piece to How to Write an Essay and How to Write a Paragraph. Its aim is to help students write various kinds of compositions from grades six through the first years of secondary school. It will be helpful for students at higher levels of education who have had difficulty with writing in earlier years.
The resource contains many work sheets which can be used individually by students or in groups. Many of these work sheets are most useful if completed by pairs of students. It is also advisable for students to discuss the ideas generated by the work sheets in larger groups.
Much of this resource is written from a students perspective, so that teachers may give students the pages which they need or so that students can purchase the resource to use as they write their compositions at home.
Supports Common Core Standards for Writing, Text Types and Purposes.
1. What is a Composition?: Definition, Paragraphing, Unity and Coherence, Transitions, Types of Compositions
2. Writing an Exposition: Purpose, Techniques of Explanation, Newspaper Reports, Fact and Opinion, Essays, and Reports
3. Writing a Narrative: What is Narration, The Elements of Short Story Writing, The Guiding Principles of Short Story Writing, Differences between Narration and Exposition, Creating Suspense
4. Writing a Description: Factual and Literary Description, Techniques of Literary Description: Specific Detail, Precise Nouns and Verbs, Adjectives and Adverbs, Imagery, Words which Suggest Sound
5. Using the Writing Process: Prewriting, Writing the First Draft, Editing and Revising, Writing the Final Copy