When you give a writing assignment do your students respond with, "I have nothing to write about"? Obviously, there are plenty of topics available. What your students need isn't topics, but the skill of organizing and clarifying their thoughts around a topic and developing that content into sentences and then paragraphs. You'll find all the help you and your students need about writing and learning across the curriculum in this book. Included are everyday writing activities, special writing projects, poetry templates and the Four Square Writing Method. As your students plan and organize information, they'll move beyond recitation of information to develop deeper understanding.