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WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS

Innovative Narrative & Creative Writing Curricula for In School Hours
Inspiring Project-Based Learning/Literacy Programs for After School Hours
** CCSS & TEKS Aligned **

PRIMARY   ·   ELEMENTARY   ·   MIDDLE   ·   HIGH

Collaborative & Independent Authoring
Every student is published twice.

WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS are ILLUSTRATED, WORDLESS BOOKS with lines on the pages for a student author’s original story. Through an in-depth & standards aligned literacy course in the art of children's book authoring, students K-12 write thoughtfully crafted storybooks and are published in the process.

First, students collaborate in groups to write and donate a coauthored book, then each writes independently, receiving high-quality, professionally printed, perfect bound copies of their self-authored books. Every student's self-esteem and test readiness elevates as vital academic and social skills develop.

With up to 20 weeks of lesson plans and school-to-home assignments, the only program of its kind, WRiTE BRAiN's curricula align with standards while also meeting the needs of every type of learner. Developed to offer the academic benefits of a college level children's book authoring course, educators and students at all grade levels (K-12) are delivered a process and accompanying, high-quality materials that are unmatched in providing a very specific and holistic writing experience. The program's timeline can be tailored to meet the goals of the educator.

Educators on WRiTE BRAiN
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Why is it So Important for Students to Write?

  • Writing is a means for a student to express him or her self.
  • Writing is portable and permanent.
  • Writing makes a students's thinking visible.
  • Writing will help a student develop skills for moving easily among facts.
  • Writing promotes a student's ability to pose and answer questions.
  • Writing will foster a student's ability to explain complex ideas.
  • Writing helps develop a student's ability to describe feelings and emotions.
  • Writing preserves a student's ideas so that he or she can reflect upon them later.
  • Writing helps a student expand his or her perception beyond their first impressions.
Writing equips a student with the communication and thinking skills he or she will need to participate effectively, at all grade levels, throughout their schooling and life as they form relationships, enter the workforce and build community.

"The kids LOVE authoring their WRiTE BRAiN Books! Their ability to focus and create a story through a collaborative process with their peers far surpassed our expectations."

Shirley Rosenbloom, MA
Academic Resource Teacher
Sacramento START, California

WRiTE BRAiNBenefits

"As the 2015 NJ State Teacher of the Year, I take my role in elevating students' education very seriously. I am a tough critic of curricula and instructional strategies implemented in our classrooms. I am not inspired by most of what educators are required to teach these days. I think it's quite possible that the WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS K-12 curricula is a perfect supplement to literally any literacy program, and an excellent stand-alone program where one is needed. When implemented with fidelity, WRiTE BRAiN is the vehicle to ensure student engagement, ownership, and academic achievement. I believe that this curriculum is the missing link in education as a whole."

Mark Mautone
2015 NJ State Teacher of the Year
Lead Teacher, Hoboken Public School District
AchieveNJ Advisory Committee (NJDOE)
District Evaluation Advisory Committee (DEAC)


  • CCSS / TEKS Aligned
  • Stand-Alone or Supplemental
  • Research-Based
  • Disguised Learning
  • Narrative & Creative Writing
  • Digital & Hardcover Publishing
  • ELL Vocabulary Development
  • Use of Descriptive Language
  • Increased Test Readiness
  • 21st Century Skills-Building
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Lesson Plans & Resources
  • Exciting & Inspiring Materials
  • Elevated Early Literacy
  • Grammar & Punctuation
  • Parent & Educator Engagement
  • Peer Editing, Critique & Analysis
  • Critical & Higher-Order Thinking
  • Innovative Implementation
  • Handwriting & Keyboarding
  • STEM Supporting Processes
  • Interactive Digital Publishing
  • Use of Descriptive Language
  • Graphic Organizers & Worksheets
  • Proofreading & Editing
  • Classroom Confidence-Boosting
  • Communication & Comprehension
  • Ignites/Elevates Self-Expression
  • Boosts/Fortifies Self-Esteem
  • Accomplishment & Accountability
  • Collaborative & Independent Writing
  • Public Presentation

Educator Testimonials

  • Collaboration “The students took the project seriously and dove into the work with very strong opinions in an effort to contribute to the book’s success. They exhibited comfort in disagreeing and working to reach consensus.”
  • Project-Based Learning “The complete scope of the books (title, author, dedication, story, and about the author) was excellent. This thorough process was extremely useful for our teachers. We are always in need of project-based learning opportunities and this one increased student literacy all around. After completing the group books, individual books needed less editing.”
  • Creativity “Students were allowed to be up and moving during the project. We found this increased the boys’ creativity during the group project. When not confined to their chairs, as they are during a typical writing lesson,
    the process became an amazing outlet for their physical energy."
  • Critical Thinking “I found the students displayed strong opinions on what they wanted their story to be. When we sat down and looked at the stories through the eyes of the reader, most were very quick to make edits to better communicate their story. It was clear they wanted their story to get read and heard. They worked toward this end and were not offended or defensive during the editing process, although they maintained their very strong opinions.”
  • Common Core Skills “Students responded positively to thinking outside the box. It appeared to be freeing to not have an end product they needed to achieve, but rather an open slate to work with. This project was definitely a Common Core skill-building project.”
  • Overall Student Impact “Extremely positive, confidence building experience. The project manifested youth development as a gainful product. Many students commented in the survey that they liked having assistance, so this approach of letting the students take the lead and adults positively supporting their work to reach a goal of excellence was well received. Every student would be excited to author another Write Brain book if given the opportunity...and they will be!"

WRiTE BRAiN'sC-12 Core Components Wheel

WRiTE BRAiN'S CORE PRINCIPLES are represented in a 360˚ value system that educators can instill in their students alongside existing methodologies. The WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS program helps teachers apply these vital principles to any and all lesson plans and learning avenues, as it supports any other academic philosophy. The components on the wheel are all vital attributes a 21st century learner must possess in order to flourish in any college, career, or community. Any teacher can enhance any lesson, in any subject, by simply integrating any of the C12 wheel components to the lesson structure.
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WRiTE BRAiN in The Classroom - Videos

There are over 25 videos of educators, experts, parents and kids of all ages talking about WRiTE BRAiN and sharing their experiences. CLICK HERE to view all of our videos.

Middle Schoolers at TEACH Academy Charter School

2nd Graders at Wildwood School
Pro-Youth HEART After School & Their Young Authors Event

Warner Public School (Kindergarten Authors)

In-School

PRIMARY
(K-1st)
ELEMENTARY
(2nd - 5th)
MIDDLE
(6th - 8th)
HIGH
(9th - 12th)

The First Standards Aligned, Narrative & Creative Writing Course in the Art of Children’s Book Authoring

Up to 20 Weeks of STAND-ALONE or SUPPLEMENTAL Lesson Plans & School-to-Home Assignments

The only program of its kind, WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS offers Standards aligned curricula that meet the needs of every type of learner. Each curriculum is developed to deliver robust and grade-specific ELA lessons that are as academically comprehensive as a college level children’s book authoring course. Educators and students at all grade levels (K-12) are given access to a unique and experiential learning process accompanied by high-quality materials, unmatched in providing this holistic authoring experience.

Our program fits with multiple instructional styles and can be tailored to meet the goals of each teacher. We suggest no less than two days per week for implementation and recommend daily immersion for a minimum of 45 minutes.
(Access to computers and Internet is required for publishing students’ printed books.)

The in-depth lesson plans, graphic organizer worksheets, school-to-home assignments, and high-quality materials and teacher/student resources support a classroom unit of study on NARRATIVE & CREATIVE WRITING: drafting, revising, editing, literary analysis, character development, storyline planning, setting snapshots, punctuation, grammar, perspective/POV, tense, research, handwriting, keyboarding, collaborating, peer review, descriptive language, vocabulary.

OUR PROGRAM AND PUBLISHING CODES FOR STUDENT AUTHORED BOOKS NEVER EXPIRE.
YOU CAN BEGIN THE COURSE WITH ANY NUMBER OF STUDENTS AT ANY TIME.

IN SCHOOL: ALL-INCLUSIVE PUBLISHED AUTHORS PACKAGE
(Package is for a minimum of 20 students - Bulk Discounted pricing starts at 100 students)

Up to 20 Weeks of Lesson Plans & Additional Activities for Students K-12

Collaborative & Independent Authoring

Every student is published twice.

** CCSS & TEKS aligned **

Includes:

  • WRiTE BRAiN Curriculum Guides: high-quality, printed copies of any desired grade levels - (comprises daily lessons & activities, pre & post surveys, graphic organizer worksheets, teacher/student resources, etc.) - one guide per 20 students (Digital versions available upon request)
  • Richly illustrated, wordless books: (one book for each student to author independently and one book for each group of students for a collaborative segment – FIVE students per group)
  • Extra illustrated, wordless books
  • WRiTE BRAiN Story Mats: (vibrant & colorful, 11x17 placemat sized illustrations with inspiring prompts for exciting writing experiences within lesson plans. Students keep their Story Mats, or mats can be laminated for ongoing use. Create a Story Mat Gallery by hanging finalized Story Mats in the school hallway.)
  • WRiTE BRAiN Story Builder Cards: (single illustration, large format flash cards with 10 engaging writing games on the backs for groups & individuals)
  • Official WRiTE BRAiN Author Certificates for all students
  • Lead-free pencils
  • Hardcover, professionally published copies of students' co-authored group books for your classroom, school library, local hospital, shelter, etc. – one published copy per group (perfect bound with glossy dust jacket)
  • Softcover, professionally published copies of all individually authored books - one published book per student (perfect bound with glossy cover)
  • Opportunities for students to submit their stories for publication and sale through our publishing arm
  • Immediate support from our team at any point in the program

CALL US: 855.WB.BOOKS or EMAIL US: EduProgram@writebrainworld.com

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / TRAINING AVAILABLE & RECOMMENDED FOR BEST IMPLEMENTATION
(See pricing sheet for details!)
PLEASE CONTACT US ABOUT OTHER OFFERS AND PRODUCTS

CALL US: 855.WB.BOOKS or EMAIL US: EduProgram@writebrainworld.com

Add-Ons Price  $160  $125 per pack Special Offer!
  • 80 pack of WRiTE BRAiN Story Mats (variety pack of 40 unique, single 11x17 placemat-sized illustrations with inspiring prompts for short and exciting writing experiences - 2 of each mat) 11x17-Story-Mat

After-School

PRIMARY
(K-1st)
ELEMENTARY
(2nd - 5th)
MIDDLE
(6th - 8th)
HIGH
(9th - 12th)

An Innovative & Inspiring (K-12) Out-of-School Time Program
Young Writers Learn the Art of Children’s Book Authoring!

Up to 20 Weeks of Engaging Lessons & Activities (CCSS & TEKS Aligned)

WRiTE BRAiN isn't just Project-Based Learning... It's Project-Based Literacy!

WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS are RICHLY ILLUSTRATED, WORDLESS BOOKS with lines on the pages where young authors can write their original and creative stories. Our after school program inspires kids of all ages (K-12) to write, igniting self-expression and inventive storytelling while developing vital 21st Century skills. Everyone becomes a published author!
(Computers and Internet access is required for publishing students' digital and printed books)

  • WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS PROVIDES EVERYTHING YOUR STAFF WILL NEED to ensure that students develop new and vital skills, increase their enthusiasm for learning, and experience boosted self-esteem. English Language Learners take ownership of the English language, writing willingly and fearlessly and presenting their stories aloud.
  • WE DESIGNED OUR PROGRAMS TO HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION meet the day-to-day challenges of keeping kids engaged, inspired, and educated in expanded learning hours. You spoke. We listened.
  • OUR INNOVATIVE, OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS activate creativity and critical thinking, comprehension, communication and collaboration skills in kids of all ages. They work in groups with their peers to coauthor a story before writing their own books independently.
  • THE WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS PROGRAM IS DELIVERED IN EASY-TO-FOLLOW FACILITATOR GUIDES making the program easy for you to structure for your desired timeline. The full program can be implemented as it is outlined in the guides (four days/hours per week for eight weeks) or can be restructured for two or three days/hours per week if an extended program is desired.
KIDS TAKE ON THE MEANINGFUL RESPONSIBILITY OF WRITING AND PUBLISHING A CHILDREN'S BOOK and become deeply invested in all aspects of the process. Each student develops his/her own voice as he/she creates characters that have voices of their own.
AFTER SCHOOL: ALL-INCLUSIVE PUBLISHED AUTHORS PACKAGE
(Package is for a minimum of 20 students - Bulk Discounted pricing starts at 100 students)

INCLUDES:

  • WRiTE BRAiN Facilitator Guides: high-quality, printed copies of any desired grade levels - (comprises daily lessons & activities, pre & post surveys, graphic organizers, facilitator/student resources, etc.) - one guide per 20 students (Digital versions available upon request)
  • Colorfully illustrated, wordless books: (one book for each group of students for collaborative segment – FIVE students per group - and one book for each student to author independently)
  • Extra illustrated, wordless books
  • WRiTE BRAiN Story Mats (vibrant & colorful, 11x17 art posters with inspiring prompts for exciting writing activities. (Create a Story Mat Gallery by hanging finalized Story Mats in your school's hallway!)
  • WRiTE BRAiN Story Builder Cards (single illustration, large format flash cards with engaging writing games for groups & individuals)
  • Official WRiTE BRAiN Author Certificates for all students
  • Lead-free pencils
  • Hardcover, professionally published copies of students' co-authored group books for your classroom, school library, local hospital, shelter, etc. – one published copy per group (perfect bound with glossy dust jacket)
  • Softcover, professionally published copies of all individually authored books - one published book per student (perfect bound with glossy cover)
  • A set of rubrics designed for your after school staff and students grades 2-12
  • Sample Leads & Conclusions PDF supplement (sent via email)
  • Immediate support from our team at any point in the program

OUR PROGRAM AND PUBLISHING CODES FOR STUDENT AUTHORED BOOKS NEVER EXPIRE.
YOU CAN BEGIN THE COURSE WITH AFTER SCHOOL PARTICIPANTS AT ANY TIME.

CALL US: 855.WB.BOOKS or EMAIL US: EduProgram@writebrainworld.com

PLEASE CONTACT US ABOUT OTHER OFFERS AND PRODUCTS

CALL US: 855.WB.BOOKS or EMAIL US: EduProgram@writebrainworld.com

Price  $160  $125 per pack Special Offer!
  • 80 pack of WRiTE BRAiN Story Mats (variety pack of 40 unique, single 11x17 placemat-sized illustrations with inspiring prompts for short and exciting writing experiences - 2 of each mat) 11x17-Story-Mat
Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove
Pro-Youth HEART After School Program &
Young Authors Event

Need the Perfect Summer Program?

WRiTE BRAiN Summer Program with Santa Ana Unified School District & Engage 360

You need WRiTE BRAiN’S all-inclusive published Author’s Kits!
DESIGNED FOR ANY SUMMER SCHEDULE - 3 DAYS TO 7 WEEKS

Students can collaborate and coauthor a book with a shared Author’s Kit before writing their own book, using their own kit. For students, receiving their WRiTE BRAiN Author’s Kit is like Christmas, six months early! Before kids return to school in the fall, they become published authors of original storybooks.

We’ll help you shape THE PERFECT SUMMER LEARNING EXPERIENCE. CALL US to discuss, request a quote, or purchase kits for your program!
** DISCOUNT PRICING for purchases of 25 kits or more - SEE BELOW**

CALL US: 855.WB.BOOKS or EMAIL US: EduProgram@writebrainworld.com

AUTHOR’S KITS

8 STYLE MULTI-PACK/AUTHOR’S KITS

1-3 PACK PRICE: $43.99 (per kit)           8-24 Kits 38-62 PACKS PRICE: $36.99 (per kit)       304-496 Kits
4-8 PACKS PRICE: $40.99 (per kit)          32-64 Kits 63-87 PACKS PRICE: $35.99 (per kit)      504-696 Kits
9-12 PACKS PRICE: $39.99 (per kit)          72-96 Kits 88-124 PACKS PRICE: $34.99 (per kit)      704-992 Kits
13-25 PACKS PRICE: $38.99 (per kit)      104-200 Kits 125+ PACKS PRICE: $33.99 (per kit)           1000+ Kits
26-37 PACKS PRICE: $37.99 (per kit)      208-296 Kits *Plus shipping

Each kit contains everything students need to become creative and expressive authors of their own children’s books. Becoming a children’s book author is an exciting, imagination generating experience that makes students of all ages want to write and share aloud. It’s academic and engaging, and “disguised learning” at its best. Students can collaborate with multiple authors sharing one kit, as well as write independently - each using their own kit. The kit includes a code for a published copy of a student’s book, however, books can only be published on our website’s Book Builder, and shipped to an address in the Continental U.S..

  • Author’s Kit Box, 12” x 12” x .75”
  • Wordless Book (32 pages)
  • Softcover publishing code*
  • Note from Jeff Kinney
    (Author, Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
  • Author’s Guide
  • Illustrated Story Card 9.5” X 4.56”
  • Illustrated Story Mat, 11” x 17”
  • Official Author’s Certificate
  • Idea Pad
  • Lead-Free Pencil
  • Printed in the USA
*Published books ship to U.S. addresses ONLY

SUPPLEMENT/AUTHOR’S KIT WORKSHEETS

AUTHOR’S KIT WORKSHEET SUPPLEMENT

Students develop their story ideas using an extensive set of worksheets and graphic organizers built to heighten their learning experience and the creativity of their stories!

Free shipping with kit purchase

WRiTE BRAiN for English Language Learners

CLICK HERE for Complete PDF CLICK HERE for ELL USING WORDLESS PICTURE BOOKS PDF

About 5.3 million English Language Learners (ELLs) – students whose primary language is not English and whose English language skills are not sufficient to keep up with classes conducted only in English – are enrolled in Pre K-12 public schools across the Unites States.

  1. As the number of English Language Learners in classrooms across the United States continues to grow, we at WRiTE BRAiN are committed to giving each ELL student opportunities, not to simply acclimate and adapt, but to thrive.
  2. English Language Learners need to experience rich and well-integrated opportunities to participate in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Learning standard writing conventions is especially difficult for younger ELLs, who depend so much on visual cues and contextual relationships. Educators can help provide such cues and relationships when they write interactively with students.
  3. When students collaborate, brainstorm together, read their work aloud, and talk about each other’s work, writing becomes a social activity. When writing is the focus of social interaction, it is supported by oral language and interpersonal relationships.

The WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS Narrative & Creative Writing Program was designed to meet the needs of these students in innovative and provocative ways, and provide them with ELA curricula with which they can have successful outcomes.

"70 percent of our students come from homes where only Spanish is spoken, and they come into school hesitant. WRiTE BRAiN is moving them forward by leaps and bounds! They see that they can take English and own it. Own a language!"
-Daryn Davis, CEO Pro-Youth HEART Program
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TheWRiTE BRAiN BOOKSProgram is Research-Based

CLiCK HERE TO ViEW OR DOWNLOAD ALL RESEARCH AND ARTiCLES

Program Extensively Piloted Before Launch

Scope
  • Geographic locations: urban and rural communities throughout California
  • Number of participating sites: 8
  • Program types: Community-based organizations, school districts, county offices of education
  • Grade Levels: 2nd through 5th grades
  • Number of participating students: 186
  • Number of participating staff: 16 (8 staffers worked directly with students; 8 Site Directors worked intermittently with students and observed the process)
  • Number of Credentialed teachers/educators who observed the pilot: 12
  • Length of the pilot: Eight weeks (4 days per week for 45 minutes per session on average)
(Click the links below to view pilot surveys)
Collaboration
The research pilot study was conducted in after-school settings and was designed to determine the extent to which the use of WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS and the Curriculum/Facilitator’s Guide produced positive results in outcomes for students in the following areas:
  1. Improvement in writing skills
  2. Increased enthusiasm for language arts in general and in writing specifically
  3. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively, think critically and problem-solve constructively.
The study was divided into two parts, with the first four weeks devoted to students co-authoring books in small groups and the second to students writing one book independently. Assessments were made through pre- and post-surveys administered prior to the beginning of the class and at the conclusion. A project-based learning approach was used throughout the process. This study was prepared by Andria J. Fletcher, PhD For WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS - June 5, 2014. All research was performed and analyzed by Dr. Andi Fletcher, a nationally recognized expert in program, policy, and leadership development who co-authored California’s first after-school legislation, leading to $550 million in annual funding.

PLEASE CONTACT US AT: eduprogram@WriteBrainBooks.com OR CALL US AT: 1.855.WB.BOOKS

The Whole Brain of WRiTE BRAiN

Our Touch & Tech approach in Classrooms At WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS we embrace technology and the advanced programs that exist and give young people a great deal of freedom as they endevour to create remarkable things. Any WBB author can write any of our books on any tablet with a stylus or the tip of their finger. However, we believe that it is the experience of first hand-writing a story into our richly-illustrated classroom workbooks, then uploading a completed story to our website or app, that promotes the development of numerous necessary skills resulting from a WHOLE BRAIN approach to our process. Becoming a WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS author is an achievable challenge! “Justin Reich is a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and the founder of EdTechTeacher, a professional development consultancy that trains teachers to use tech effectively.

Justin, who advocates for tech in the classroom, says that the first step in rethinking how we teach should be a renewed examination of how kids learn. Before we fall down the techno–rabbit hole and demand tablets in every classroom, we need to seriously reconsider, for example, whether teaching content, as opposed to cognitive skills, can adequately prepare our children for 21st-century professions. In other words, our nation’s educational mindset—one that traditionally uses fact-regurgitation as a marker of success—desperately requires a reboot.”

“Many teachers want to emphasize independent thinking, but primary-school curriculums (sic) are still largely geared toward 'teaching to the test.' According to Dr. Gary Small, a neuroscientist at UCLA and author of iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind, this model is long out-of-date.” Dr. Judy Willis, a neurologist and adjunct professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who has also taught elementary and middle school, says that knowledge learned via memorization is particularly susceptible to the “use it or lose it” phenomenon. “The brain’s procedural memory will only be activated in the way that memory was first learned,” she says. Translation: we learn to play a musical instrument, speak a language, or sail a boat by actively practicing these skills. In contrast, students who absorb information specifically for a test can usually only recall that information for the test. When we experience pleasure, our brains release a neurotransmitter called dopamine. “The brain is a dopamine junkie,” says Willis. “It wants to remember things that release it.” She says that active participation is by far the best way to encourage this. ---- Excerpts from New School -- How the digital revolution is turning learning upside-down by Jennifer Miller

WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS PUBLiSHED AUTHOR'S KiT
For Independent Study (K - 12)

The First Standards Aligned, Narrative & Creative Writing Course in the Art of Children’s Book Authoring

The kits extensive author’s guide is derived from WRiTE BRAiN’s standards aligned curricula, but delivered for the independent study or homeschooled student. Our Published Author’s Kit has the very best elements of what our school-based curricula offers in the classroom and is designed especially for a self-directed, "disguised learning" writing experience.

  1. The Author’s Guide comprises "lessons", graphic orgranizer worksheets, and activities that are standards aligned, 21st century skill-building, and get young people excited about writing.
  2. Students of all learning styles are thriving and becoming published authors of their very own children’s books. Not only are they becoming better writers, but also they are developing their own voices while both their academic and personal confidence, as well as test-readiness, are elevated.
  3. Our professionally illustrated books tap into and increase students’ critical thinking capacities, ignite their creativity, expand their whole mind, big-picture thinking, and provide them with exciting ways to transform their imaginations into written storylines.
Published Author’s Kit: Illustrated Wordless WRiTE BRAiN BOOK,
In-Depth Author's Guide with Graphic Organizers,
Story Mat, Story Card, Author's Certificate, Idea Pad, Pencil,
Special Note from Author Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
Softcover Published Book Included!
Just a few of the skills your students will develop & improve:
  • Narrative & Creative Writing
  • Handwriting & Keyboarding
  • Sentence Structure
  • Experiential Learning
  • Sequencing and Plotting a Storyline
  • Use of Descriptive Language
  • Writing for a Specific Audience
  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Thesaurus and Dictionary Use
  • Proofreading and Editing
  • Clear Self-Expression
  • Elevated Self-Esteem
  • Higher Order Thinking
  • Character Development
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Outlining
The WRITE BRAIN Published Author’s Kit is perfectly designed for the HOMEschooled student and can also be utilized by every student attending a weekly or bi-weekly class offered by your organization. If your classes/groups meet twice a week or more, PLEASE CONTACT US about our standards aligned, all-inclusive curricula packages for grade levels K-12. When designing and implementing independent learning IN THE CLASSROOM there are three key factors:
  1. It is vital that activities are linked to standards-based curricula and purposefully designed. A teacher can't just break up students into groups and let them try to work independently. Instead, there needs to be careful planning to ensure students will be guided and supported in meeting curricular standards.
  2. Activities need to have some method of accountability for the students. This applies to in-class and home-based independent learning. Teacher and parental supervision are excellent, but peer checking can also work as well as having students document in a journal when and what they worked on.
  3. Independent learning activities need to be properly organized and managed. Never underestimate value of proper planning and organization.