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Draw Write Now, Book 6: Animals Habitats -- On Land, Pond & Rivers, Oceans (Draw-Write-Now) Paperback – June 1, 1999

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From the Publisher

Learn about the speedy jackrabbit, climb peaks with mountain goats, and plunge into the oceans’ dark depths with the angler fish! Get an overview of the variety of animal habitats on earth – land, freshwater, and saltwater – while drawing and writing about them. The series won the Teachers' Choice Award, is a regular recipient of Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards, and was selected one of the top new products at NSSEA Ed Expo 2001.

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Drawing instruction gave me a means to encourage my students to be observant. For instance, after drawing a jackrabbit together and thinking of backgrounds for drawings, the children and I went to the window and looked at the bluish-purple mountain range on the horizon, or the wispy clouds in the sky. Most children need guidance like this to build strong observational skill. I know my students' ability to notice details also strengthened through drawing. While drawing, you have to focus on things like the diagonal patterns on a pinecone, or the graceful droop of a vine with heart-shaped leaves. My students' ability to listen and follow directions was good, because they had to listen carefully as we went through the process of drawing the subject. With paper, pencil and crayons, I was able to watch the children blossom as they developed their visual skills and gained the self-discipline to listen well. The more drawings we made together, the easier it became for! the children to read, learn math concepts, and write, so I gradually developed enough lessons to give one each morning of the school year. I don't know what I would have done without drawing instruction in my classroom! -- Marie Hablitzel
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Series: Draw-Write-Now (Book 6)
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Barker Creek Pub (June 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0963930761
  • ISBN-13: 978-0963930767
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #175,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Kate So on February 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
As a 1st Grade teacher, I have a wide range of reading and handwriting abilities. Keeping them all motivated can be a challenge. I have yet to meet a child, however, who will not jump at the chance to draw. I have the Draw Write Now series and am anxiously awaiting Book 7. No matter what the child's level, they can experience instant success in this program. The step-by-step directions are clear and easily understood. I find that after the writing and drawing, the students are motivated to extend their lesson with other reading and writing experiences, as well as with a variety of art projects.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Monica Rae on May 16, 2013
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We have two kids, one (age 6) who loves to write and draw and who carries a pen and little writing pad around with her wherever she goes, and one (age 9) who loathes to even pick up a pencil or crayon. We have been using the first three books for approximately six months and they both LOVE them. At the behest of the children, I ordered books 4-8 from various merchants. Each book in the 8-book series has a variety of high-interest images. Each section is a two-page spread with the drawing instruction on one page, a completed scene on the next accompanied by four lines of large-print text below. The series begins with simple drawings and simple text in book one and gradually increases to more complex drawings and verbiage while maintaining the four-line format. However, I don't use the books in order. Each morning, I put all eight books on the table and the children (one boy, one girl) each choose from which book they will draw dependent upon their interest and their perceived ability. My 9-year-old has become noticeably more confident in his ability to draw and his penmanship has improved dramatically. And this was a boy who cried every time he had to write ANYTHING and never even liked to color. He doesn't cry about writing any more and he looks forward to drawing every morning now. This series has been a lovely way to help build confidence in our reluctant boy, who has even taped a few of his pictures on his wall(!) and has helped to hone the ability of our daughter who is just naturally more oriented toward writing and drawing. I can't recommend this series of books highly enough.
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By Amazon Customer on May 23, 2008
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I love this series. My son (6) hates to practice writing but this made it fun for him. He loves drawing and the directions are so easy for him to follow. We have a whole "gallery" going down the hallway. We give him drawing paper for the picture and then tape the handwriting paper to the bottom so the description stays with the drawing. I think it will be great to pull them out years from now and see how he's progressed - that's if I can ever take them off the wall!
I would recommend this series to anyone!
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I have purchased each "Draw Write Now" book at least twice, because I always end up losing or misplacing them. They are also always spirited away by one of my students. With the e-book, I am able to load the desired pages from my Kindle app on my computer, and project them from my smartboard. This makes teaching the lesson so much easier; everyone can see the steps and examples, and I get to keep my book in a safe place. I'm going to get all of them!
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By J. Hanna on November 1, 2012
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I homeschool our children and we enjoy using this as part of our curriculum. We do it once a week. I write it out on the board then give them time to write it out then we learn to draw the picture together. The step by step instructions help anyone be an increadible artist and art teacher. So I can have my older students to do the same thing as the younger I have them write the passage in cursive and add more writing from things they know.
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By Kata3mom on February 10, 2013
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This is a great series for encouraging reluctant writers. I especially enjoy using it with those that love drawing or have difficulty with visual discrimination. I think it was Ben Franklin that said of himself that to write well he practiced reading good writing, then trying to rewrite that writing. This book has complete sentences and repetition.
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Somehow this one was missing from my set and I was thrilled to be able to replace it. Excellent for students needing help with writing and following directions. Plus, they consider it "drawing," so they're happy to do it! :)
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A Kid's Review on December 14, 2010
Format: Paperback
My kids absolutely LOVE this whole series. Any time they need to draw a picture, they ask to use the books. Simple directions, art, handwriting, and creative writing all in one book.
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