Stack the Deck Writing Program

Books in this series by Larry Lewin:
Check the Deck - Tap the Deck - Open the Deck

Developed by teachers, The Stack the Deck Writing Program is a series of practical and functional composition books, grades 1-12, that takes the mystery out of writing.

Based on solid, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) endorsed theory, the series recognizes students' innate language sense. It teaches them to hone that sense into clear, thoughtful, precise writing. It builds student confidence and develops ability one fail-safe step at a time. In effect, the program stacks the deck in favor of success–for both students and teachers.
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The Stack the Deck
Writing Series:

- Explore the Deck
- Discover the Deck
- Check the Deck
- Flip the Deck
- Tap the Deck
- Open the Deck
- Split the Deck
- Cut the Deck
- Stack the Deck
- Master the Deck
- Fan the Deck
Check the Deck

By Larry Lewin:

Check the Deck includes eight units covering the major writing modes, plus literature-based writing and a research unit. Each unit includes four components leading up to a process-oriented assignment. Oral language activities, sentence combining techniques, a functional composing rule, and writing style activities serve as mini-lessons before each prompt. A scoring rubric, time sheet, and checklist sheet are provided for each writing prompt.
Tap the Deck

By Larry Lewin and Tanis Knight

Tap the Deck integrates sentence combining techniques into process-oriented writing assignments. Besides oral language and sentence combining units, young writers practice ten major writing assignments. Scoring rubrics in the teacher’s manual are provided for each prompt.
Open the Deck

By Larry Lewin and Tanis Knight

Open the Deck is geared for middle school students. Eight units cover all aspects of writing. Each unit begins with oral language activities, moves onto sentence combining skills, and culminates with a process-oriented writing assignment. Students practice narrative, persuasive, and expository essays, a writing across the curriculum topic, and a famous American report.
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Larry Lewin