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Not Just Schoolwork arose out of the need for students to be better writers and critical thinkers. The book includes the " Tools of the Trade" section: checklists that give children 433 unique ideas to help them describe characters, places, objects, and feelings.  Grades 3 -12


This book combines over 200 superb activities for critical thinking, written expression, and creativity. An entire section of this 200+page book concentrates on skill building. Checklists help students increase their verbal expresion while other activities focus on creative stiory telling and other necessary skills. Grades 3-12


About the Author

Nathan Levy is the author of more than 40 books which have sold almost 250,000 copies to teachers and parents in the US, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and Africa. His unique Stories with Holes series continues to be proclaimed the most popular activity used in gifted, special education and regular classrooms by hundreds of educators. An extremely popular, dynamic speaker on thinking, writing and differentiation, Nathan is in high demand as a workshop leader in school and business settings. As a former school principal, company president, parent of four daughters and management trainer, Nathan s ability to transfer knowledge and strategies to audiences through humorous, thought provoking stories assures that participants leave with a plethora of new ways to approach their future endeavors.


Nathan S. Levy is a sought after author and international public speaker. Drawing on his experiences as a dynamic New York City teacher, successful school principal in rural Connecticut and suburban New Jersey, district gifted coordinator, author of over 50 books, Mr Levy makes audiences laugh, applaud and pay extreme attention when he speaks about improving the thinking,learning and communication skills of adults and children. His 20 volume Stories With Holes series and 6 volume Intriguing Questions series are used by children and adults alike all over the world. 


When consulting to parent and/or professional educator groups Mr Levy pulls practical activities from his 4 book Not Just Schoolwork series, his 6 book Whose Clues series and 2 book Thinking and Writing Activities for the Brain series to help participants leave with specific strategies for helping childeren become successful writers, thinkers and learners.


Currently Nathan continues to be very much involved as an author, public speaker and mentor to people starting out in business and/or trying to become more effective as school and district administrators. Nathan has substituted his desires to be a professional basketball or football player with the desire to help make the world a better and more literate place.


  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: NL Books LLC; Revised Edition 2013 edition (May 10, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1878347551
  • ISBN-13: 978-1878347558

Not Just Schoolwork

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