Books to Teach and Motivate Math-Related Creative Writing
- Grades: 6–8
From Unit Plan: Creative Writing in the Math Classroom
These are creative resources for implementing writing in the math curriculum.
16 Writing Lessons to Prepare Students for the State Assessment by Mary Lynn Woods
Targeted lessons to improve test scores.
Classroom Tip: Use these effective lessons to practice content area writing techniques.
50 Graphic Organizers for Reading, Writing & More: Reproducible Templates, Student Samples, and Strategies to Support Every Learner by Karen Bromley, Marcia Modlo, Linda Irwin-DeVitis
Creative graphics to organize writing in all content areas.
Classroom Tip: From note taking to presentations, this handy resource will help students prepare for writing assignments.
Practice, Practice, Practice! Word Problems by Gary Robert Muschla
Ready to use, language-oriented math problems in a variety of skills.
Classroom Tip: Use this book to reinforce lessons through independent practice.
Writing in Math Class by Marilyn Burns
Explores writing across the curriculum to assist in math instruction and assessment.
Classroom Tip: Offers insight in how children learn mathematics, includes best practices.
Writing to Prompts in the Trait-Based Classroom: Content Areas by Carol Avery, Amanda Wheeler
Builds writing proficiency for test taking
Classroom Tip: Use this book to increase student confidence in content knowledge and test taking skills.
Handy Books for Classroom Activities
All Around the United States
Wall maps and great activities to encourage mapping skills.
Classroom Tip: A great icebreaker to peak student interest in map skills.
Scholastic Atlas of the United States by David Rubel
An exciting presentation of the 50 states with detailed maps and facts.
Classroom Tip: I encourage students to use this book to gather in-depth data on the states.
The United States of America: A State-by-State Guide by Millie Miller, Cyndi Nelson
Everything you need to know, plus interesting trivia.
Classroom Tip: A great source for plotting the trip activities in Lesson Two!