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.
She has a story to tell. (Ms. Merkley says everyone does.)
"Today," Ms. Merkley announced, "is the perfect day to start writing narratives." Max has the story about his puppy, and Tineka is ready to retell her catfish adventure. But what topic will Stella choose? The time she got cupcake batter in her hair? Her, trip to the amusement park? And how will she write it? What happened first, next, last . . . ? Stella loves to write. Go with her on a writing journey as she relives and retells a heartwarming story. (K-2) 32pp full-color.