A unique approach to help students understand the writing process and get them excited about writing!
One part literature, the engaging stories will delight children, another part instructional resource. The main character, Stella, is a feisty, intelligent second grader who takes on writing tasks with confidence, employs many useful strategies, and perseveres through the tough parts to get to the writing joy. She's fun. And her stories about writing are fun; even with increased rigor, writing should be fun and purposeful for children. Stella's a powerful mentor and will be a true inspiration for your students.
Meet Stella. She has lots of opinions.
Like, the best food is ice cream and kids should be allowed to bring toys to school and Ms. Merkley is the nicest teacher in the whole world. So, when Ms. M. tells the class they get to write an opinion, Stella gets excited. But how will she choose what to write about? Go with Stella on her writing journey and see how one kid's opinion can change a school. What could be more fun than to write what you think about an important topic? Now that's power! (K-2) 32 pp. full-color