It's a jungle out there, but these practical writing activities will guide students around the pitfalls and get them on the path to becoming better writers. The book covers narrative writing, expository writing, persuasive writing, story starters, story spinners, word and picture prompts, story enders, letter writing, and poetry. The book also presents ideas for journals, portfolios, graphic organizers, rubrics, and more. It contains a mini-thesaurus of commonly-used words that can be reproduced and kept in students' notebooks as a handy reference tool. 168 pages.