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            CREATE-A-STORY SERIES      


This series leads students step by step through the structure of a story.

Children can write—some better than others, of course—but they all have the
raw materials floating around in their lives.

Designed to save thinking and preparation time for teachers
and to encourage planned creativity, the books in this fun series bring
order to those raw materials, help students sort and arrange
that which is already familiar, and use the results to create stories.
The activities develop students’ abilities in observing, concluding,
recalling, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating.
They also help build important divergent and convergent thinking skills.
As an added advantage, kids will have
an end product of which they will be proud!

NOTE: All educational titles are
also available as e-books!

(040-6AP) 80 pages. Grades 4–12. CREATE-A-COMEDY, Writing a Humorous Story: This book guides students in analyzing and creating humor. It covers the elements of comedy and types of humor and then leads students step by step through the process of writing a situation comedy. It ends with story starters, story enders, and other suggestions for humorous writing.
(004-0AP) 80 pages. Grades 4–12. CREATE-A-FUTURE, Writing a Science-Fiction Story: Science-fiction helps students stretch their minds and imaginations and frees them from the limitations of the present. It can give them a springboard for examining, analyzing, and discussing their futures and shows them alternative ways of dealing with a changing future.
(002-4AP) 80 pages. Grades 4–12. CREATE HEROES AND VILLAINS, Writing an Adventure Story: This book builds on the existing knowledge of and interest in super heroes/heroines, folk heroes/heroines, villains, mythological and legendary heroes/heroines, and monsters.
(027-0AP) 80 pages. Grades 4–12. CREATE-A-DRAMA, Writing a Script: This unit builds on the existing knowledge of and interest in TV dramas and comedies, films, theater, and movies. It can be used as a unit on dramatic production as well as creative writing.
(039-3AP) 80 pages. Grades 4–12. CREATE-AN-AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Writing from Experiences: This unit uses students’ own personal experiences to encourage creativity. It leads them step by step through the writing of an autobiographical story. Young authors will be extra proud of their creations!
(003-2AP) 80 pages. Grades 4–12. CREATE-A-MONSTER, Writing a Horror Story: Older civilizations feared monsters and used them to explain the catastrophes which plagued them. Some primitive cultures cling to their superstitious beliefs in monsters. For most people, however, they are just fun! This unit uses them to encourage students to be creative, especially in writing.
(023-7AP) 80 pages. Grades 4–12. CREATE-A-UTOPIA, Writing an Idealistic Story: Students—even young ones—can envision a more perfect world than the one in which they live. Included in this book is a special warm-up section, “Create a Town,” in which students create a town as a whole-class activity.
(083-1AP) 80 pages. Grades 4–12. CREATE-A-SLEUTH, Writing a Detective Story: People of all ages are fascinated by a good detective story. Building on the existing knowledge of and interest in detective fiction, this outstanding unit leads students through the structure of a story.
(010-5AP) 80 pages. Grades 4–12. CREATE-A-FANTASY, Writing a Whimsical Story: This unit helps students capture the wonder of fantasy and experience its delight and adventure. Fantasy pulls students beyond time, place, and logic. It also makes an excellent springboard to a variety of subjects: values, the future, science and technology, sociology, history, the nature of reality, philosophy, and the nature of creative imagination.
(083-1AP) 96 pages. Grades 4-12. CREATE-A-POEM is divided into 7 sections: Beginning Activities, The Shape of Poetry, Types of Poetry, Elements of Poetry, Getting and Developing Ideas, Poetry Showcase, and Student Poetry. There are 45 student activities. Among the forms featured are: “If I Could,” Parodies, Jingles, and Name Poems; Stanzas, Cinquains, Haiku, and Tanka; Diamond, Column, Alphabet, and Concrete Poems; Limericks; and others. Also covered are similes, metaphors, understatement, overstatement, oxymora, paradoxes, personification, apostrophe, idioms, aphorisms, sensory language and more!
Other Educational Books by
Eleanor Wolfe Hoomes, Ph.D.
(969-3AP) 80 pages. Grades 4–12. Laughing Matters uses humor and laughter to add spice to the learning process. Part I: The Language of Laughter serves as an introduction. Part II: Fun with Humor introduces students to many forms of humor and guides them in humorous creativity. Part III: Off to a Funny Start is a collection of story starters and ideas. Part IV: To the Hilarious End provides story enders. Part V: On the Lighter Side provides 19 activities which use different types of humor in the classroom as well as follow-up ideas.
(037-7AP) 96 pages. Grades 5 and up. Projects for Young Researchers: Carrying out a research project can be a fascinating and rewarding experience for your students if they are interested and involved in the purposes and processes of the research. Part I: Descriptive Research provides projects and activities involving descriptive research. Part II: Scientific Research focuses on research utilizing the scientific method: experimental studies, content analysis, behavioral observations, surveys, and more. Part III: At the Grass Roots Level leads students through researching and writing about their local governments and communities.
(961-8AP) 80 pages. Grades 4-12. Teaching Kids to Write is a combination teacher handbook and student activity book. Part I, For Teachers helps teachers clarify their goals and approach the writing process one step at a time. Sections deal with Warm-up Activities; Journals, Diaries and Notebooks; and Writing Activities and include brainstorming, oral composition, unfinished dialogue, group-created stories, and much more. Part II, For Students comprises 40 writing activities.
(031-9AP) 96 pages. Grades 4–12. Young Writers At Work, a companion Book to Teaching Kids to Write by Eleanor W. Hoomes, Ph.D. Combination teacher resource book and student activity book, Young Writers at Work provides a wealth of suggestions, activities, and ideas to teach children to write. Part 1: Nonfiction introduces the 4 basic types of writing: expository, descriptive, narrative, and persuasive. Twelve activities provide practice in nonfiction writing. Part 2: Fiction introduces students to fiction and provides ideas to generate good writing. Part 3: Student Writing Activities comprises 40 motivating creative-writing activities.

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