The Writing Police and The Case of the Missing Commas

The Writing Police and The Case of the Missing Commas

by Johnnie W. Lewis

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There has been a rash of "thefts" from Ebenezer School on Addison Road and The Writing Police officer, W.P. for short, and his assistant, Lt. Priscilla Penn, have been called in to solve the case. The only things that were stolen were -- every comma key on every keyboard and typewriter in the school!

W.P. and Lt. Penn arrive at the school shortly after lunch and begin scouring the school for clues as to the identity of the perpetrator and the reason for the thefts. During his search, W.P. was able to explain to several classrooms full of students WHY the missing commas were so important. He was very helpful in explaining what happens when the students don't (or can't!) use commas, not only in writing, but in math problems as well.

After several winks from teachers and "steering" from the Principal and the Janitor, W.P. and Lt. Penn "search strategy." Once he realized what character was also on the "commas" key, W.P. guess who stole the keys. A student was the "head of the gang," but the teachers and administrators were in "cahoots" with the gang, too!

"The Writing Police" lives in Paperville with his family and friends. It's his duty to see that students communicate properly with their writings. He travels around town, helping students (and adults!) communicate more effectively, especially if he can lend his "writing assistance."

This initial book in "The Writing Police" series not only provides students with a few rules for comma usage, but provides a fun little mystery during the process. They have fun while they're learning!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015206524
Publisher: Franklin Wright Enterprises
Publication date: 08/23/2012
Series: The Writing Police Books , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 34
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Johnnie W. Lewis is the self-taught author and illustrator of "The Five Finger Paragraph©" and "The Writing Police" series of books and Learning Aids.

As a child, Johnnie moved so often, as a Navy brat, that she missed many things. As a college freshman, she found out that one of the most important things missing from her education was how to write an essay. After failing one English course and almost failing it the second time, she suddenly realized one day in class, at the age of 24, HOW to format that essay to guarantee an "A"!! She never made less than an "A" on an essay or term paper ever again! Now, she teaches her method to students around the country.

Johnnie W. Lewis speaks to small or large groups on a number of topics, including, but not limited to her work in education.

She lives in Marietta, GA with her husband, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

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