A Writer's Workshop: Crafting Paragraphs, Building Essays: Crafting Paragraphs, Building Essays

Paperback | January 6, 2009

byBob Brannan

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This two-book developmental writing series engages using with its environmental theme. A Writer’s Workshop: Crafting Paragraphs, Building Essays engages developing writers with a hands-on, process-oriented, collaborative, and conscientious approach to writing, treating students as writers and writing as a dynamic process. Throughout, this text offers sound connections between its lessons and students’ existing knowledge. It also explores why we study each writing skill and process, linking lessons to future application in the classroom and beyond.

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This two-book developmental writing series engages using with its environmental theme. A Writer’s Workshop: Crafting Paragraphs, Building Essays engages developing writers with a hands-on, process-oriented, collaborative, and conscientious approach to writing, treating students as writers and writing as a dynamic process. Throughout, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 1.1 inPublished:January 6, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073385689

ISBN - 13:9780073385686

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Table of Contents

Unit I: Getting Our Feet Wet

1. Practicing the Writing Process

2. Making the Most of Reading

Unit II: Working with the Paragraph

3. Crafting Paragraphs

4. Revising Paragraphs

5. Picturing A Place (Description)

6. Telling Your Own Story (Narration)

7. Illustrating through Examples

8. Creating and Explaining Groups (Classification)

9. Recognizing Causes, Explaining Effects

10. Explaining Activities: Doing and Understanding Them (Process Analysis)

11. Explaining Similarities and Differences (Comparison-Contrast)

Unit III: Working with the Essay

12. Introducing the Essay

13. Expanding Paragraphs into Essays

14. Revising Essays

15. Defining Terms, Clarifying Ideas (Definition)

16. Writing Persuasively (Argument)

17. Taking Essay Exams

*18. Writing with Research

Unit IV: Polishing Style

19. Creating Sentence Variety

20. Choosing the Most Effective Word

Unit V: Practicing Sentence Sense

21. Working with Sentence Parts

22. Using Coordination, Subordination, and Parallelism

23. Avoiding Run-Ons, Comma Splices, and Sentence Fragments

24. Working with Verbs: Form and Agreement

25. Working with Pronouns: Reference, Agreement, and Form

26. Describing with Adjectives and Adverbs

27. Using Commas, Other Punctuation, and Mechanics

28. Spelling and Distinguishing Sound-Alike Words

Unit VI: Additional Readings