Author: Brian Backman
Product Code: 6180
ISBN: 9781877673672
Pages: 107
Availability: In stock.

This practical resource helps students see the importance of “the rules of three” in writing successful essays. The student-friendly activities in this book give students essay-writing strategies organized in easy-to-remember groups of three. The book includes many activities and games that help point out the importance of the number three in our language.

With Thinking in Threes, powerful writing strategies are as easy as 1-2-3! Some of the rules of three explained in this book include:
  • three steps for brainstorming,
  • three “Ps” of a thesis statement,
  • three parts of an essay,
  • three paragraphs in the body of an essay,
  • three ways to connect paragraphs and sentences,
  • three types of evidence to support topic sentences,
  • three qualities of a good example,
  • three things to include in a quotation,
  • three ways to hook the reader in an introduction,
  • three ways to write fluent sentences,
  • three ways to write successful conclusions, and
  • three phrases for completing a timed writing assignment.

The goal of Thinking in Threes is to empower students to write great essays in your classroom!

Grade 5–Adult


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by Amy Stults
on 1/1/2015
from Ohio
Highly Recommend
This is a GREAT resource! My son attended a homeschool co-op (for 3 years) that focused very heavily on writing and he learned NONE of what is taught in this book. I highly recommend this for every kid, especially those who want nothing to do with language arts or writing. My son's writing has become more powerful and concise since using the simple tips in this book. The 'rules of three' make communicating the written word so much easier to accomplish.
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