Help your students learn about different types of writing with Building Writing Skills: Essential Tips and Techniques from The Critical Thinking Company. Students will learn how to make their writing come alive and express their thoughts clearly and precisely. Concepts taught include using vivid verbs, spotting unnecessary adjectives and adverbs, using active voice, showing not telling, using sensory details, varying sentence types, using effective transition words, using similes and metaphors, and more. 88 single-classroom reproducible pages, paperback. Grades 6-12.