Star Writer Program: Proficiency in Theme Writing
Author: Jean B. Schumaker
Publication Info.: This product is published by Edge Enterprises, Inc. Professional development is recommended, see the SIM Event list for sessions.
Do your students dig in their heels or put their heads in the sand when they are asked to write an advanced informative, persuasive, or narrative theme? Maybe they will perk up when they see this software program because it can give them a motivational boost while teaching them how to write three types of advanced themes!
This software program contains lessons that each focus on a type of advanced theme writing: informative themes, persuasive themes, and narrative themes. For each type of theme, they learn the requirements for the theme and what makes that type of theme unique. Next, they learn how to plan and write Introductory, Detail, and Concluding Paragraphs for that type of theme. They see example paragraphs, and they watch a demonstration of how to write that type of theme. Finally, they practice writing the given type of theme. The interactive multimedia program has narration and activities built within a space odyssey plot. Students can print out notes and handouts throughout the program if their computer is connected to a printer. Teachers score and provide feedback for student practice attempts. Folders of printable materials and an instructor’s guide are also included on the CD. With purchase of each CD is a license to download it onto eight computers.