Here is just what you've been looking for: A basic and practical guide that really helps children learn how to write. Book reports, formal reports, essays, poetry, short stories, friendly correspondence and business letters are featured in examples with description and plenty of opportunity for practice and frequent review. "Just for Fun" exercises help students develop confidence and enjoyment in working with words. In addition to mastering the basics of technique, students are also guided in the thinking process of writing- considering the audience, deciding what to say and how best to say it and putting their thoughts in logical order. To teach the basics, reinforce skills, provide practice, encourage thoughtful response and promote a love of language and writing.. this is the book you've been looking for.