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You Have to Write by Janet S. Wong

You Have to Write (edition 2002)

by Janet S. Wong, Teresa Flavin (Illustrator)

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Title:You Have to Write
Authors:Janet S. Wong
Other authors:Teresa Flavin (Illustrator)
Info:Margaret K. McElderry Books (2002), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Writing, expereience, paper, learning, multicultural, grade 3-5, poetry

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You Have to Write by Janet S. Wong



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A poem about the process of writing and being inspired to white about what's around you, personal experiences, the everyday, the good and bad. Nicely addresses the obstacles of not having anything to write about, thinking one's life isn't that interesting, and the importance of drafts and rewrites. Multicultural illustrations.
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
This book is a poem all about overcoming the difficulties of writing and ways of coming up with topics to write about. It is writing inspiration for children. Instructional Use:
This book would be perfect for including in a writing workshop mini-lesson on what to do when you don't know what to write about. ( )
  mrspriest | Jul 9, 2014 |
This book of poetry will work as a beginning of a writing assignment whether poetry and story writing. I believe this book was written to give inspiration to young writers. ( )
  ashoemak | Feb 21, 2013 |
You Have To Write is a book of poems written by Janet S. Wong. The poems explain the different aspects of writing. It explains how people get inspiration from things around them. They also take personal experiences that can make a great story. This book of poems perfectly tells what everyone is thinking when writing something. ( )
  achatela | Jan 25, 2013 |
A good book to introduce writing assignments to new writers, of any age. The book has some good ideas for topics to write about. This could be used in a creative writing class or general journal writing. ( )
  mdonley | Nov 21, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689834098, Hardcover)

You have to write! It's a class assignment. But you have nothing to write about. All the other kids seem to have something to tell because they start in right away. What can you do? Stop and think. No one else can tell your stories -- about your family, your dog or cat. No one else can tell how it was when your library book got soaked in the rain.

But what if you don't like what you write? There are all sorts of ways to change it, to make it better. Keep on playing with your words, putting them together in different ways. You want whatever you write to be good. It will get better and better as you work on it.

This is an encouraging book, sympathetically illustrated by Teresa Flavin's charming pictures, for all young readers who worry when they're told to write something.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:59:00 -0400)

Illustrations and simple text teach young children why they need to write and how they can find topics to write about.

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