The Write On! series of books is from Character Ink Press’ Book-Movie-Book line of publications that are starting to come out in spring 2016. The Write On! books are writing/composition books of two to four lengthy lessons each, between 50 and 120 pages per book (depending on the level). These books contain writing projects based on old books/current movies that children and adults love. The program contains all types of writing, especially focusing on research reports, essays, and stories.
The projects in the series all use the author’s signature “Directed Writing Approach,” which takes students by the hand every step of the way from prewriting (brainstorming, character and plot development, research, etc.) to skill building (for projects requiring certain skills, such as quotes or imagery or persuasion, etc.) to outlining (based on the type of writing) to writing rough drafts to editing (via the Checklist Challenge) to final copy. No vagueness. No questions as to what to write or how to write.
This Level II book is designed for upper elementary/middle school students and contains the following projects (from pre-writing through final product with all the instruction and skills needed for each assignment): Retelling Given Story; Finish-This-Scene Original Story; and Original First Person Essay From Character’s Viewpoint.
Each project has detailed samples for students to see how the project was written by another student and in depth lessons of all of the skills needed in order to complete that project—Sentence by Outlining Lines for Peter Pan story; Brainstorming Boxes and organizing material fororiginal story finishes; first person writing instruction; notetaking from paragraph source; paragraph writing from notes; scene planning; Brainstorming Boxes for paragraph breaks; first person pronouns; final product; Checklist Challenges; and more.
Each series (Peter Pan, Mowgli, and Beauty & the Beast) contains five books:
Level I: Early Elementary
Level II: Upper Elementary
Level III: Junior High
Level IV: High School
Level V: Advanced High School
These books in this Write On! series are available as downloadable e-books (at Character Ink Press and Teachers Pay Teachers) and as print books through Character Ink Press and Amazon. Current and upcoming titles (five books in each title) include the following:
Write On, Mowgli (April 2016)
Write On, Peter Pan! (January 2017)
Write On, Beauty & the Beast! (February 2017)