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Scary Stories: Writing Stories
This title covers these subjects: Creative writing., Authorship., Horror fiction -- Technique.
Scary Stories: Writing Stories
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Heinemann First Library

Scary Stories: Writing Stories

This book introduces readers to the dark and creepy world of writing scary stories in an age-appropriate way. It is a perfect resource for meeting Common Core State Standards in writing. Key features of the genre are explained and readers are guided through the process of writing their own story. Top tips are given covering planning, writing dialogue, developing characters, adding narrative plot twists, using descriptive language and more! Engaging photographs, eye-catching illustrations, and a wealth of ideas bring the genre to life. A spooky story running throughout the book draws readers in, offers concrete examples of how the tips can be put into practice and will inspire readers to get writing their own scary stories.

Reading LevelGrades 1-3
Interest LevelGrades 1-3
Lexile Level600L
ATOS Level3.8
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #160482
Text TypeInformational Text
BrandHeinemann First Library
Page Count32
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $53.32 School/Library Price

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School Library Journal - Nancy Jo Lambert, Ruth Borchardt Elementary, Plano, TX

"Each volume walks readers through the steps of creating a story in the featured genre. Key concepts involved in the writing process are outlined: characters, setting, and plot. Then, each title breaks these elements down further to be genre specific. . . .Stock photos appear throughout, the graphics and examples are well done, and the glossaries are helpful to young writers." - School Library Journal

December 1, 2013

Library Media Connection - Steven Hadge, Library Media Specialist, Robertson Elementary School, Manchester,

"The best part of these books is that as the story elements are being discussed there is an example of a story to show exactly how each feature is incorporated in the piece. A complete short story unfolds as the elements are presented. With teacher guidance, these books would be suitable for highly motivated middle elementary students as well as older elementary students who need assistance with their creative writing." - Library Media Connection

August 1, 2014

Anita Ganeri

Anita Ganeri

Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of children's information books. She has been a writer for 20 years, after working in-house for Usborne Publishing and Walker Books. She specializes in the natural world, religion, and mythology, but is always looking for new challenges. Anita lives in northern England with her husband, children, dogs, and cat. She enjoys reading, walking the Moors, playing tennis, and dreaming of winning Wimbledon.

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