This friendly and sometimes humorous book addresses four areas of writing: Composition, fiction, poetry, and “writing in action.” Composition exercises focus on such skills as word economy, transitions, sentence variety, and organization. Fiction lessons guide students through the writing of a story. Poetry lessons explore such forms as haiku, sonnets, and free verse. “Writing in action” includes business letters, news reports, technical writing, and more. Writing for 100 Days is included in the Eighth Grade curriculum package.