We already have a writing curriculum. Can the Active Authors™ books and resources fit in with the materials that we already use in our school?
Teachers are going to be drawn to the Active Authors™ books. They are great for one-on-one conferencing sessions, and embed easily with current writing programs.
Preparation time is reduced
Communication is more positive
Teaching practices are more information-based
Outcomes are more effective
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How do the Active Authors™ materials improve active participation for writing students?
Children often find it challenging to talk about themselves, especially if the conversation is going to be difficult. Police and social workers figured this out years ago, which is why they ask children, “Can you show me what happened using this doll?” instead of, “What happened to you?”
How is instruction improved during one-on-one conferences, when teachers use Katebini Creative® Active Authors™ materials?
The Active Authors™ books and guides improve a teacher’s ability to analyze errors and increases a teacher’s use of mentor texts during one-on-one conferences.
These books are fantastic! Should I let my students take them home?
Yes and no.
Do these books make comparing stories easier?
What ages/grades/levels are the Active Authors™ materials designed for?
The Katebini Creative® Active Authors™ materials are designed for elementary- and middle school-aged writers. They specifically address the errors young writers typically make. That being said, these books and guides would probably benefit any writer wanting to improve his or her skills!
Is promotional or bulk pricing available for the Active Authors Series?
Please contact us to receive information on promotional and bulk pricing availabilities.
What is a narrative text? What is an informational text?
A Narrative text is a piece of writing that follows a story structure. There is usually a beginning, middle, and an end.
At the beginning of each school year, elementary students are often asked to write a personal narrative. Perhaps they visited a beach over the summer, or perhaps they traveled to spend time with family. Students are required to look back on their personal experiences and create a narrative story out of them.
Narratives can be fiction (made up from imagination) or non-fiction (something that really happened).
An informational text is a piece of writing that gives the reader facts. It rarely follows a story structure.
Elementary students are often required to write an informational text within the school year. Popular assignments include: biographies, how to books, an event that took place in history, cultural holidays, ancient cultures, and science writing.
Informational texts are usually non-fiction (something that really happened), they are very rarely fiction (made up from imagination).