Alphabetical List of Books

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Advanced Learners Teachers' Guide

Grades 3-5. Narrative. 

This teachers' guide includes whole class, small group, and one-on-one instructional tools for the narrative books in the Active Authors™ series. It is Information-based, easy to use, and improves literacy instruction. Enjoy the printables, anchor charts, vocabulary sheets, and paper choice options. Above all, watch how easy and more effective your one-on-one conferences become. 

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Akumal Bay

Descriptive Language. Narrative. 

Akumal Bay teaches young writers to arouse readers’ imaginations by including sensory language. It also reveals the appeal of using literary techniques such as metaphors, figures of speech, and alliteration.

Ancient Roman Homes

Middle. Informational. 

Ancient Roman Homes teaches young writers to create detailed chapters for the middle of their writing pieces. Furthermore, it demonstrates that the middle is the longest, most important part of a text. 

Autism

End. Informational. 

Autism teaches young writers to complete their stories with strong endings. Furthermore, it demonstrates how to close a topic in a way that is gratifying to the reader. 

Before Lacrosse there was Stickball

Beginning. Informational. 

Before Lacrosse there was Stickball teaches young writers to develop strong introductions for their writing pieces. It also highlights the importance of launching a text with topical background information.

Beginner Learners Teachers' Guide

Grades K-2. Narrative. 

This teachers' guide includes whole class, small group, and one-on-one instructional tools for the narrative books in the Active Authors™ series. It is information-based, easy to use, and improves literacy instruction. Enjoy the printables, anchor charts, vocabulary sheets, and paper choice options. Above all, watch how easy and more effective your one-on-one conferences become. 

Broken Bones

Voice. Narrative. 

Broken Bones teaches young writers to establish their own personal style and voice when developing a story. Furthermore, it provides examples of how to include thoughts, feelings, and opinions in a tale. 

Championship Game

Transition Words and Phrases. Narrative. 

Championship Game teaches young writers to link their sentences together in a smooth and ordered fashion. It also demonstrates how to embed temporal language into a tale, to indicate the passage of time.

Dystonic Reaction

Beginning. Narrative. 

Dystonic Reaction teaches young writers to develop strong introductions to their stories. Furthermore, it highlights all the elements that belong at the start of a tale.

The Grand Canyon

Stretch. Narrative. 

The Grand Canyon teaches young writers the importance of developing a juicy and detailed first draft. It establishes the need to stretch out a writing plan in order to transform it into a descriptive story. 

Higher-Intermediate Learners Teachers' Guide

Grades 2-4. Narrative.

This teachers' guide includes whole class, small group, and one-on-one instructional tools for the narrative books in the Active Authors™ series. It is information-based, easy to use, and improves literacy instruction. Enjoy the printables, anchor charts, vocabulary sheets, and paper choice options. Above all, watch how easy and more effective your one-on-one conferences become. 

How an Acorn Becomes an Oak Tree

Focus and Extra Information. Informational. 

How an Acorn Becomes an Oak Tree teaches young writers to keep their texts focused and on-topic. It shows writers how to avoid long tangents by eliminating unneeded information from their tales. 

How to Volunteer

Transition Words and Phrases. Informational. 

How to Volunteer teaches young writers to link their sentences together in a smooth and ordered fashion. It also demonstrates how to embed temporal language into a writing piece, to indicate the passage of time.

The Human Digestive System

Voice. Informational.  

The Human Digestive System teaches young writers to establish their own voice when developing a writing piece. It also provides examples of how to include thoughts and opinions in an informational text. 

The Journey of a Letter

Stretch. Informational.

The Journey of a Letter teaches young writers the importance of developing a juicy and detailed first draft. It demonstrates how to transform a plan into an interesting piece of writing by adding details. 

Joy Cowley Day

End. Narrative.

Joy Cowley Day teaches young writers to complete their stories with strong endings. Furthermore, it demonstrates how to close a tale in a way that is gratifying to the reader. 

The Life Cycle of an Elephant

Sequence. Informational. 

The Life Cycle of an Elephant teaches young writers to sequence their texts in a logical order. It also reinforces the value of checking over a piece of writing to ensure there is a completed beginning, middle, and end. 

Lower-Intermediate Learners Teachers' Guide

Grades 1-4. Narrative. 

This teachers' guide includes whole class, small group, and one-on-one instructional tools for the narrative books in the Active Authors™ series. It is information-based, easy to use, and improves literacy instruction. Enjoy the printables, anchor charts, vocabulary sheets, and paper choice options. Above all, watch how easy and more effective your one-on-one conferences become. 

Mae C. Jemison

Focus and Length. Informational. 

Mae C. Jemison teaches young writers to keep their writing pieces focused and on-topic. Furthermore, it shows children how to end a composition before it goes on too long. 

My New Sister

Conventions. Narrative. 

My New Sister teaches young writers to follow the capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and tense rules taught in schools. Furthermore, it shows the value of including varying sentence types in a piece of writing. 

Nowruz

Lead. Informational.

Nowruz teaches young writers how to capture a reader’s attention with an interesting first page. It exhibits the importance of appealing to an audience with a hook. 

Phoebe, the Fat Lamb

Focus and Length. Narrative. 

Phoebe, the Fat Lamb teaches young writers to keep their stories focused and on-topic. Furthermore, it shows children how to end a story before it goes on too long. 

Picking Autumn. 

Focus and Extra Information. Narrative. 

Picking Autumn teaches young writers to keep their stories focused and on-topic. Furthermore, it shows writers how to avoid long tangents by eliminating unneeded information from their tales. 

Picnic Under the Willow Tree

Word Choice. Narrative. 

Picnic Under the Willow Tree teaches young writers to sprinkle dazzling descriptive words into their stories. Furthermore, it illustrates the importance of varying vocabulary to avoid monotony. 

Read First, Walk Second

Lead. Narrative. 

Read First, Walk Secondteaches young writers how to capture a reader’s attention with an interesting first page. It exhibits the importance of appealing to an audience with a hook. 

Silk

Word Choice. Informational. 

Silk teaches young writers to keep texts accessible by using reader-friendly vocabulary. Furthermore, it demonstrates the dangers of bogging down a writing piece with too many large, scientific, unfriendly words.

The Stonewall Inn

Conventions. Informational

The Stonewall Inn teaches young writers to follow the capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and tense rules taught in schools. Furthermore, it shows the virtue of including varying sentence types in a piece of writing. 

Thieving Doesn't Pay

Sequence. Narrative. 

Thieving Doesn’t Pay teaches young writers to sequence their stories in a logical order. Furthermore, it reinforces the value of checking over a text to ensure there is a completed beginning, middle, and end. 

Up in Flight

Middle. Narrative. 

Up in Flight teaches young writers to create interesting and detailed events for the middle of their stories. Furthermore, it highlights all of the elements that belong in the middle of a tale. 

Volcanoes are Marvelous

Descriptive Language. Informational. 

Volcanoes are Marvelousteaches young writers to arouse their readers’ imaginations by including sensory language. It also reveals the appeal of using literary techniques such as metaphors and alliteration. 

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