Sometimes just starting to write can be overwhelming to students. This series provides a blueprint for writing and speaking assignments. In each fictional story, two children work together through the steps and activities that will appeal to the intended audience are included. The text, heavy in dialogue, explains the process, reviewing all that happened within the story. This is great supplemental material for language arts or for any class where students are required to write or present. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. RECOMMENDED.
LIBRARY MEDIA CONNECTION, Nov/Dec 2012
This book tells the story of how Seth and Savannah learn to plan and put together a speech from their grandfather’s advice. They use notecards and decide how to put the events in order. This book is a great starting point for elementary students first learning how to put a speech together.
Irving ISD 2013
Writing Builders is a six-book set ideal for children in grades 2-4. Each volume teaches young people about the basics of different types of writing. In the increasingly interconnected world, good writing and communication skills are more valuable than ever; these user-friendly guides supplement their simple instructions with colorful, hand-drawn pictures of fellow children undertaking writing projects. The story native of children discovering how to write interleaved with basic steps and handy tips makes the Writing Builders series easy to pick up and learn from. "Are you ready to practice your speeches?" asked Mr. Boscombe. "Practicing will make you more comfortable with your speech. You'll do a better job when you go in front of your audience. Try not to read your note cards. Just glance at them." The Writing Builders series is an absolutely invaluable addition to grade school children's libraries!
Children's Bookwatch, April 2012