Writing

Learn about the writing process which includes planning, drafting, revising, editing, rewriting, publishing, and reflecting.

The Fundamentals of Writing can be found at South Carolina ELA Standards.

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The Fundamentals of Writing can be found at South Carolina ELA Standards.

April's First Line | National Book Month
April's First Line | National Book Month

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Here is an example of how April turned her facts and notes into a story... Dig, Wait, Listen: A Desert Toad's Tale begins with the line, "Deep in the desert, under the sand, the spadefoot toad waits...
Sitting Down To Write | National Book Month
Sitting Down To Write | National Book Month

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Have you answered your question? After April and Anthony are satisfied with their answers, they finally sit down to write. Like other stories, a story based on facts can have a main character, a...
Facts & Notes | National Book Month
Facts & Notes | National Book Month

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To answer your inquiry, you will have to find more information. Here are some ways to do more research. Visit the area you observed earlier and study it a little closer. Now that you have your...
Look Over Your Notes | National Book Month
Look Over Your Notes | National Book Month

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Now sit down in a quiet place and look over your notes. Do you have any questions? Your question can be based on any of your observations. Why did the butterfly go to one flower and not another? Why...
Begin Your Research | National Book Month
Begin Your Research | National Book Month

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Look for an interesting spot to begin your research. It might be a place where you see lots of activity -- a pond, a garden, or a bunch of flowers, for example. Or it might be a place that needs to be...
Let's Do Some Research! | National Book Month
Let's Do Some Research! | National Book Month

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Like April and Anthony, you can find the ingredients for a story right in your own backyard. Go somewhere outside - the playground, the lawn, a garden, a park, or the woods, perhaps. And don't forget...