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Description of Books How To Order Classroom Visitations Student Book Orders Background of Author Free Teacher's Guide For Melissa's Magnificent Message Free Teacher's Guide for BOOMer Rules

Free Teacher's Guide
BOOMer Rules
2007

 

How Does BOOMer Rules measure up? Use the checklist below to identify the strongest trait in BOOMer Rules. This picture story was written with all seven traits in mind.

Ideas Ėtheme-message

Topic narrow and manageable

One, clear main idea supported with details

Quality details beyond the obvious

Accurate details

Readers' questions anticipated and answered

Clear and focused

Details enrich and develop theme

Understanding of topic demonstrated

Fresh and original ideas apparent

 

Organization - plot-mapping-story line (BEGINNING, MIDDLE, END)

Original title that captures the theme


Inviting introduction


Interesting, engaging problem


Structure matches purpose and audience

Organization flows smoothly

Thoughtful transitions show how ideas connect

 Logical and effective sequence of details

Effective placement of details

Controlled pace

Satisfying conclusion or ending

 

Voice - Mental picture and feeling about author

Authorís personality revealed

Heart and soul of story

Voice makes reader think about point of view

Strong interaction between reader, illustrator and writer

Writing individual, compelling, and engaging

Risks taken

Writing honest and personal if narrative piece

Voice control and consistency throughout piece

Appropriate voice chosen for audience

Flavor and texture apparent

 

Word Choice-revision, editing is the best tool for this trait

Accurate and specific topic words

Words and phrases create pictures

Individual and effective natural language

Striking words and phrases

Lively, specific and energetic verbs

Precise nouns and modifiers

Effective word and phrase placement

Everyday words used well

 

Sentence Fluency-revision, input from others is best tool for this trait

Easy flow, rhythm, and cadence

Well-built and strong sentences for easy reading

Sentences underscore and enhance meaning

Sentences vary in length and structure

Sentence fragments used if appropriate

Natural dialog, if used

Purposeful and varied sentence beginnings

Creative and appropriate use of connectives

  

Conventions-editorís job, spell check, readerís input

Correct spelling

Editors job in formal books

Accurate and creative punctuation

Consistent correct capitalization

Effective paragraphing

Correct grammar and word usage

Creative use of conventions to enhance meaning

  

Presentation - graphic designer and artistís job in formal books

Appropriate font and font size if word processed

White space directs reader to text

Proper use of title, side heads, page numbering, and bullets

Effective illustrations, charts, graphs, and tables

Neat, pleasing and readable

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Description of Books How To Order Classroom Visitations Student Book Orders Background of Author Free Teacher's Guide For Melissa's Magnificent Message Free Teacher's Guide for BOOMer Rules