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Writing fun

The Writing fun CD-ROM has been written to assist students to write a wide variety of genres. It features Text Organizers, for 14 text types, which explain the purpose, structure and language features. Also included are typical examples of studentís writing at six different ability levels.

The Writing fun CD-ROM is suitable for all primary year levels. The text types covered are: Information report; Procedure; Recount; Explanation; Persuasion (exposition); Discussion; Narrative; Response; Description; Letter; Invitation; Email; News article; Poetry. Students can write on-screen on the template provided or teachers can use the Microsoft Word templates on the disk to modify them for photocopying and distribution. The poetry section explores the following poetry types and provides outlines and examples for each: Acrostic; Ballad; Cinquain; Concrete or Shape; Couplet; Diamante; Epitaph; Free Verse; Haiku; Limerick; Ode; Palindrome; Quatrain; Sonnet.

Minimum operating requirements:
  • 600 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or above
  • Windows 98 or later
  • 128 MB system RAM
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • 500MHz PowerPC, G3 processor
  • Mac OS 10.4 & later
  • 128 MB RAM