Sentence Skills With Readings

Loose Leaf | February 15, 2013

byJohn Langan

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Grounded in John Langan’s Four Bases – unity, coherence, sentence skills, and support – Sentence Skills with Readings employs a unique personalized learning plan to address student deficits in grammar and mechanics and to free instructional time for activities emphasizing writing process and critical thinking. Sentence Skills with Readings offers students a practical guide to becoming better writers. This best-selling sentence-level text returns in a new edition highlighting the essential grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and usage skills needed for clear, college-level writing.

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Grounded in John Langan’s Four Bases – unity, coherence, sentence skills, and support – Sentence Skills with Readings employs a unique personalized learning plan to address student deficits in grammar and mechanics and to free instructional time for activities emphasizing writing process and critical thinking. Sentence Skills with Read...

Format:Loose LeafDimensions:9.1 × 7.1 × 1 inPublished:February 15, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0078036291

ISBN - 13:9780078036293

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Table of Contents

To the Instructor xii

PART ONE: EFFECTIVE WRITING

CHAPTER 1: Learning Sentence Skills

Why Learn Sentence Skills?
Your Attitude toward Writing
How This Book is Organized
How to Use This Book

CHAPTER 2: A Brief Guide to Effective Writing

What Is a Paragraph?
The Goals of Effective Writing
Activities in the Goals of Effective Writing

CHAPTER 3: The Writing Process 43

Steps in the Writing Process
Activities in the Writing Process
Ten Writing Assignmentsh4>CHAPTER 4: Writing with Digital and Electronic Resources

PART TWO: SENTENCE SKILLS

Section 1: Sentences

CHAPTER 5: Parts of Speech

Mastery Tests

CHAPTER 6: Subjects and Verbs

Mastery Tests

CHAPTER 7: Fragments

Mastery Tests

CHAPTER 8: Run-Ons

CHAPTER 9: Sentence Variety I

Section 2: Verbs, Pronouns, and Agreement

CHAPTER 10: Standard English Verbs

Mastery Tests

CHAPTER 11: Irregular Verbs

Mastery Tests

CHAPTER 12: Subject-Verb Agreement

Mastery Tests

CHAPTER 13: Consistent Verb Tense

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CHAPTER 14: Additional Information about Verbs

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CHAPTER 15: Pronoun Reference, Agreement, and Point of View

Mastery Tests

CHAPTER 16: Pronoun Types

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Section 3: Modifiers and Parallelism

CHAPTER 17: Adjectives and Adverbs

Mastery Tests

CHAPTER 18: Misplaced Modifiers

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CHAPTER 19: Dangling Modifiers

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CHAPTER 20: Faulty Parallelism

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CHAPTER 21: Sentence Variety II

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Section 4: Punctuation and Mechanics

CHAPTER 22: Paper Format

Mastery Tests

CHAPTER 23: Capital Letters

Mastery Tests

CHAPTER 24: Numbers and Abbreviations

Mastery Tests

CHAPTER 25: End Marks

Mastery Tests

CHAPTER 26: Apostrophe

Mastery Tests

CHAPTER 27: Quotation Marks

Mastery Tests

CHAPTER 28: Comma

Mastery Tests

CHAPTER 29: Other Punctuation Marks

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Section 5: Word Use

CHAPTER 30: Dictionary Use

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CHAPTER 31: Spelling Improvement

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CHAPTER 32: Omitted Words and Letters

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CHAPTER 33: Commonly Confused Words

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CHAPTER 34: Effective Word Choice

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PART THREE: REINFORCEMENT OF THE SKILLS

CHAPTER 33: Combined Mastery Tests

Fragments and Run-Ons

Verbs

Pronouns

Faulty Modifiers and Parallelism

Capital Letters and Punctuation

Word Use

CHAPTER 34: Editing and Proofreading Tests

Test 1: Fragments

Test 2: Fragments

Test 3: Run-Ons (Fused Sentences)

Test 4: Run-Ons (Comma Splices)

Test 5: Standard English Verbs

Test 6: Irregular Verbs

Test 7: Faulty Parallelism

Test 8: Capital Letters

Test 9: Apostrophes

Test 10: Quotation Marks

Test 11: Commas

Test 12: Commonly Confused Words

Combined Editing Tests

Fragments and Run-Ons

Verbs

Pronouns

Faulty Modifiers and Parallelism

Capital Letters and Punctuation

Word Use

Editing and Proofreading Tests

Test 1: Fragments

Test 2: Fragments

Test 3: Run-Ons (Fused Sentences)

Test 4: Run-Ons (Comma Splices)

Test 5: Standard English Verbs

Test 6: Irregular Verbs

Test 7: Faulty Parallelism

Test 8: Capital Letters

Test 9: Apostrophes

Test 10: Quotation Marks

Test 11: Commas

Test 12: Commonly Confused Words

Combined Editing Tests

PART 4: READINGS FOR WRITING

Introduction to the Readings

Talkin' White by Wayne Lionel Aponte

Do It Better! by Ben Carson, M.D., with Cecil Murphey

Lost Years, Found Dreams by Regina Ruiz

My Two Moms (excerpt by Zach Wahls

All the Good Things by Sister Helen Mrosla

Responsibility by M. Scott Peck

The Most Hateful Words by Amy Tan

My Daughter Smokes by Alice Walker

Wonder in the Air by Jeff Gammage

Don't Hang Up, That's My Mom Calling by Bobbi Buchanan

Appendixes

Appendix A: ESL Pointers

Appendix B: Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test

Appendix C: Sentence-Skills Achievement Test

Appendix D: Ansswers to Introductory Activities and Practice Exercises in Part Two

Credits

Index

Checklist for Sentence Skills