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Writing Superstars vs. Razzle Dazzle
Old 08-09-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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That's a mighty difficult choice being that they are both great resources. Writing Superstars is very kid friendly. All of the pages in the book are glossy and the pictures are really colorful and inviting to students. Writing Superstars focuses on what the scorers in the state of Florida are looking for in writing, how to write a narrative, expository, adding details, writing skills, etc. It also has a section on grammar and some pages you can make copies of in order to make writing games in the classroom. Melissa has also included an Easy Way to Score that has a rubric from 0-6 which is the rubric the state of Florida uses. There are some reader's theatre scripts on how to add more details, narrative writing, expository writing, etc. In addition, there are some writing songs on the back sung to familiar tunes like the Addam's family.

Razzle Dazzle Writing has great resources and information. The pages are black and white but the illustrations are inviting. There are things in Razzle Dazzle Writing that are not in Writing Superstars and some of the word lists are different than in Writing Superstars.

It is a difficult choice, but I hope that this little bit of information on both books will help you make a decision. Let me know what you choose to get. Take care!
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