you sick of writing research papers that put you and your audience
asleep?Do you groan at the thought of a
research trip to the library?Has your internet
search engine blown a gasket?Do you wish there
were a cool way to write research papers that both informed and
entertained the reader like your favorite non-fiction books do?
Are you lonely? Do you need a laugh?Do you
want to learn how to make even your teacher laugh?
in luck, help has arrived.
Wacky We-search Reports
will teach you how to hunt for the best facts and
turn them into cartoons, parody performances, jokes, wacky poetry
and much, much more.And a We-search report is
one that you do with friends so you won’t ever feel alone again.
are just a few of the silly reports you will learn how to write.
(A Guide to Vegetarian Living by T. Rex)
( I’ll trade you a Julius Caesar for an amoeba)
(“One small step for man, oops, I think I just got a wedgie.”
(got any I Have a Dream dollars?)
Tabloids (Mama Wolves Barf for Babies))
(take an 8 week mini-course with Alexander the Great)
Wacky Board Game
(care to play Gandhi-land anyone.)
(Is Your Uncle an Inca? Take this simple test)
(Suffragette Soufflé anyone?)
College Professor uses Wacky We-search with her students:
"I very successfully used 51 Wacky We-Search Reports as one
of the texts for my Content Area Reading Class at Western Ct.
State University. My graduate students absolutely loved the book
and came up with related projects that they immediately used in
They felt that the book not only inspired creativity but also gave
them alternative assessment tools that focused on critical
thinking and the standards. As a profession we need more books
like Wacky We-search that give us permission to be creative and
make learning more fun for us and for our students at any grade
put some fun back into your research with this great new book!
a child, Steve Craig would stare at his bedroom walls covered
from floor to ceiling with the sports pictures he had cut from
magazines and wonder what it would be like to be part of the
action. As an adult, he discovered sports writing to be his
personal, all-season ticket to being a part of the American
sports scene at every level.
"Sports Writing: A Beginner’s Guide," Craig shares
the personal experiences, knowledge and opinions of an
award-winning sportswriter turned sports editor who is now a
freelance writer and author. This book stresses the practical
necessity of the journalism fundamentals of reporting,
researching and interviewing, thendemonstrates with
numerous examples how to turn information into accurate and
Writing: A Beginner’s Guide," is a clearly written book
that provides the reader with:
practical examples of note taking for specific sports.
keys to conducting a successful interview.
explanations detailing five major styles of sports stories
– game stories, feature stories, sidebars, columns and
essential elements of a game story.
Commandments of good sports columns.
step-by-step example of how small bits of information can
create a great-read story.
also help young reporters:
people as more important to good stories than the game
that it takes more time to report a story than it does to
variety of sources for information.
properly for assignments.
stories with an emotional heart, a muscular and
well-proportioned body and a dramatic conclusion.
new strategies for choosing feature story ideas.
the value of attention to detail.
Writing: A Beginner’s Guide," was written with one
purpose in mind: to give young or inexperienced writers the
tools needed to be able to write legitimate sports stories
worthy of publication.
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