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Wicked Writing Skills: Over 90 non-fiction activities for children
Writing is like a spell. It can melt hearts and fry brains, twisting and turning as the magic works.
Want the world to fall at your feet, destroyed by the might of your pen?
– Sharpen your powers of persuasion
– Sky-rocket your debating skills
– Add ooomph to your reports
– And lots more!
Packed with top tips, this awesome workbook has everything you need to know to become a WICKED WRITER.
This is another brilliant collection of activities to help inspire children to develop their writing skills. This time the focus is on non-fictional texts, such as reports, instructions, letters, persuasive texts and the like. The children are encouraged through a variety of paper based activities to develop their skills. This book has seven chapters, the first six each focus on a different writing genre and the seventh includes lots of ideas to spark pages of fun writing activities. In every case, the type of writing focus is clearly explained, along with the key ingredients for it. There are also lots of author tips throughout the book, giving quick ideas to help improve written work, along with activities to help users improve the flow, content and effective impact of their writing.
Again, this book is targetted at seven to eleven year olds though it could also appeal to older students wishing to hone their skills. The worksheet style activities have clear instructions, using a variety of fonts and layout devices, along with bold illustrations to increase their appeal and there is always plenty of space for completing the activities in. The books don’t need laboriously working through, they are the sorts of activities that can be dipped into when you like.
I am so impressed with this series of books and this is a great addition to them. I thought the Creative Writing Skills book (which focuses on fictional text composition) and The Book Dragon Club (which encourages reading) were great, too and have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending them all to parents, carers, teachers and, most of all, to children.
Thank you to the author for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
Win an activity book – Wicked Writing Skills (UK Only)
Lexi Rees was born in Scotland but now lives down south. She writes action-packed adventures brim full of witch-doctors, fortune-tellers, warriors and smugglers, combining elemental magic with hints of dystopia. She also writes fun activity books for children.
Her fantasy adventure, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids. The sequel, Wild Sky, is available now.
She’s passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in children and, as well as her Creative Writing Skills workbook, she has an active programme of school visits and other events, is a Book PenPal for three primary schools, and runs a free online #kidsclub and newsletter which includes book recommendations and creative writing activities.
In her spare time, she’s a keen crafter and spends a considerable amount of time trying not to fall off horses or boats.
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Twitter: @lexi_rees or https://twitter.com/lexi_rees
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