How Bullets Saved My Life

Fun ways to teach some serious writing skills

This simple book explores the elements and mechanics of good writing, including punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. It shows how young writers can use the best books as models, and it highlights the role of special tools—such as bullets—to add material without burdening the reader.

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This simple book explores the elements and mechanics of good writing, including punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. It shows how young writers can use the best books as models, and it highlights the role of special tools—such as bullets—to add material without burdening the reader.

How Bullets Saved My Life looks at writing as a craft. It calls for a deeper understanding of the writing process and the use of good tools to help students build their own stories. Organized...read more

About the Author(s)

Judy Green is an author, editor, and workshop leader. For fifteen years, she was the editor of a national annual guide to the best Canadian children's books. Judy also worked as Coordinator of Canadian Children's Book Week, an editor at Scholastic Canada, and an elementary school teacher.

Table of Contents

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Foreword by David Booth
Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1: Getting Ideas
Chapter 2: Organization
Chapter 3: Voice
Chapter 4: Word Choice
Chapter 5: Fluency
Chapter 6: Conventions
Chapter 7: Visual Presentation
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
References and Resources for Further Reading
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-8
Media: 128 pp/paper
Year: 2010
Item No: 8255Item No: 8795Item No: B255
ISBN: 978-155138-2555ISBN: 978-1-55138-795-6ISBN: 978-15513B-2555

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