A Writer's Workshop: Crafting Sentences, Building Paragraphs, Designing Essays by Bob BrannanA Writer's Workshop: Crafting Sentences, Building Paragraphs, Designing Essays by Bob Brannan

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

byBob Brannan, Jan Finlay-Clark, Ruth Bradley-St. Cyr

Paperback | January 6, 2014

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A Writer's Workshop is an engaging and contemporary guide to writing in the classroom and beyond. The easy to read format and accessible tone encourages students to reflect, peer review, and practice at each stage of the writing process with helpful student models to guide their development. The text advocates that the best way to write well is by writing and offers a range of practice opportunities that interest students in all programs.

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Title:A Writer's Workshop: Crafting Sentences, Building Paragraphs, Designing EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:10.8 × 8.6 × 0.7 inPublished:January 6, 2014Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070593949

ISBN - 13:9780070593947

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Writing Process

Chapter 2: The Reading Process

UNIT TWO: CRAFTING SENTENCES: Understanding How They Work

Chapter 3: Subjects, Verbs, and Other Sentence Parts

Chapter 4: Verbs: Forms and Tenses

Chapter 5: Subject-Verb Agreement

Chapter 6: Nouns

Chapter 7: Pronouns

Chapter 8: Adjectives and Adverbs

Chapter 9: Prepositions

Chapter 10: Coordination and Subordination

Chapter 11: Phrases

Chapter 12: Clauses and Sentence Types

Chapter 13: Run-Ons, Comma Splices, and Sentence Fragments

Chapter 14: Parallelism

Chapter 15: Commas

Chapter 16: Other Punctuation Marks and Mechanics

Chapter 17: Spelling and Sound-alike Words

Chapter 18: Varying Sentences

Chapter 19: Choosing Effective Words


Chapter 20: Introducing the Paragraph

Chapter 21: Revising Paragraphs


Chapter 22: Developing Essays from Paragraphs

Chapter 23: Describing a Place (Description)

Chapter 24: Telling a Story (Narration)

Chapter 25: Writing with Examples (Illustration)

Chapter 26: Explaining Processes

Chapter 27: Discovering Cause and Effect

Chapter 28: Exploring Similarities and Differences (Comparison and Contrast)

Chapter 29: Creating and Explaining Groups (Classification)

Chapter 30: Defining Terms (Definition)

Chapter 31: Writing Persuasively (Argument)


Chapter 32: Writing a Research Essay