Rev Up Your Writing in Opinion Pieces

From the Set Rev Up Your Writing

Presents an overview of opinion pieces, 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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
$28.50 $19.95
$28.50 $19.95
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 808.4
Lexile 530
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level P
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781634070669, 9781634072564
Copyright 2016, 2016
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: Lisa M. Bolt Simons

Lisa M. Bolt Simons is a writer and teacher. She has published ten books, with more on the way. Her writing has been recognized with awards and grants, including one to travel to Africa. Originally from Colorado, she lives in Minnesota with her husband and twins. Her Web site is www.lisamboltsimons.com.

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.