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50 Writing Activities for Meeting Higher Standards
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Writers become better by writing. In this book, master teacher Marilyn Pryle offers plenty of standards-based activities to keep students constantly writing. She starts with eight "practices" that help students generate ideas and develop habits to improve their writing. They then apply these practices as they tackle any of the 42 assignments in narrative, expository, and persuasive writing. Includes rubrics, prewriting sheets, graphic organizers, writing models, editing checklists, and more.
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About the Author

Marilyn Pryle has taught writing, English literature and ESL for over sixteen years. She has lived and taught in Philadelphia, Scranton, and Boston, and began her career in Kathmandu, Nepal, as a Jesuit International Volunteer. In Boston, Marilyn created and taught a full-time eighth-grade writing workshop; this experience served as the springboard for both Teaching Students to Write Effective Essays and Purposeful Conferences, Powerful Writing. Marilyn has also published poems and essays. She currently lives in Clarks Green, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Tim, and sons, Gavin and Tiernan.

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