Rev Up Your Writing in Informational Texts
From the Set Rev Up Your Writing
Presents an overview of informational texts, including the form's purpose, elements, traits, and how it expresses ideas. Original examples illustrate how the writing genre works, and tips are provided to encourage young writers' creativity. Additional features include a table of contents, a glossary of key words and phrases, sources for further research, and introductions to both the author and illustrator.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
A noteworthy review of Rev Up Your Writing from School Library Journal on November 1, 2015
These slim volumes present solid information and sound advice offered in concise, clearly written sentences printed in a large font. Written in a friendly, encouraging tone, they make for engaging reading. Cheerful, colorful cartoons and photos add to the visual appeal. Each title contains examples—usually hand lettered on lined paper, to resemble students’ work—of the specific type of writing, followed by questions to reinforce readers’ comprehension of concepts. Safety advisories appear in Blogs warning children not to share personal information. ‘Tips for Young Readers’ includes helpful guidelines. Lively and accessible motivators for students’ writing efforts. Good options for creative writing units.
A noteworthy review of Rev Up Your Writing from Children's Bookwatch on September 1, 2015
Each title focuses on a specific writing, including its purpose, traits, and means of expression. Colorful illustrations, reader-friendly guidelines, tips for young writers and much more enhance the series. For example, one tip for writing fiction is, ’ Practice describing settings. Describe the colors, the smells, the sounds, and what things feel like.’ Highly recommended, especially for public and school library children’s collections.
Author: Julia Garstecki
Julia Garstecki loves writing. She usually writes for children, but sometimes she writes for parents. Julia started writing when she was in third grade and has not stopped. Her basement is full of stories she has written over the years!
Illustrator: Mernie Gallagher-Cole
Mernie Gallagher-Cole is a children's book illustrator living in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She loves drawing every day. Her illustrations can also be found on greeting cards, puzzles, e-books, and educational apps.