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LISTEN FOR: Workbook, importance of writing process COMPARES WELL TO: Brandon, At A Glance: Sentences (HM), Checkett, Write Start w/ Readings: Sent to Para, 2/e (ABL), Fawcett, Grassroots (HM)
TO INSTRUCTORS This new edition ofAlong These Lines: Writing Sentences and Paragraphsretains the extensive grammar coverage and meticulous process-oriented writing instruction applauded by users of the first edition. Based on encouraging comments from colleagues and conscientious reviewers, we have included more collaborative and individual grammar exercises, and we have incorporated additional chapters and activities that reinforce the stages of the writing process. We have also increased the number of proofreading and editing exercises to sharpen your students' revision skills. We believe that an effective text should not only motivate and guide students, but it should also respect their individuality and their innate desire to learn and succeed. We trust that our text's numerous exercises, examples, and activities will work well with any lesson plan or instructional preference. Since each chapter is self-contained, instructors can easily adapt the book's flexible framework to accommodate a formal classroom or a writing lab setting. Ultimately, we hope this book will enable your students to take pride in their work, confidence in their ideas, and responsibility for their own learning. THE GRAMMAR CHAPTERS The grammar chapters continue to offer the popular format ofpractice(simple reinforcement),collaborate(partner or group work), andconnect(application of the grammar principle to paragraphs) exercises. New Features In response to the suggestions of reviewers, we have incorporated these refinements: Expanded paragraph-editing exercises at the end of each grammar chapter More sentence-generating exercises requiring students to demonstrate mastery of specific grammar principles More exercises on proofreading Additional Features Along These Lines: Writing Sentences and Paragraphscontinues to offer these features in the grammar chapters: Clear, simple steps, as in "Two Steps in Recognizing Sentence Fragments" or "Three Steps in Checking for Sentence Errors with Modifiers" Numerous collaborative activities, including exercises that ask students to devise their own examples to illustrate principles just reviewed Exercises based on excerpts from powerful writers such as Edgar Allan Poe and Pulitzer Prize-winning Edna Buchanan, along with such historical figures as Martin Luther King, Jr., John F Kennedy, and Winston Churchill THE WRITING CHAPTERS New Features This edition expands the focus on the writing process and includes these significant enhancements: Four new chapters on basic rhetorical patterns: Narration, Description, Illustration, and Process A new chapter on moving from writing paragraphs to writing short essays New full-color photographs and accompanying topics as writing prompts Additional Features Each writing chapter retains these distinctive features: A clear and detailed sample of one writing assignment as it progresses through all the stages of the writing process Exercises placed immediately after explanatory material Collaborative exercises directing students to write with peers, interview classmates, react to others' suggestions, and build on others' ideas Numerous writing topics and step-by-step "Walk-Through" assignments providing additional flexibility for instructors A Peer Review Form in each chapter so that students can benefit from a classmate's reaction to their drafts THE READING SECTIONS New Features We have made these changes and additions to the reading sections: New, accessible reading selections from authors such as Clifton L. Taulbert, Al Roker, Ben Stein, and Amy Dacyczyn (author ofThe Tightwad Gazette). New topics in the Writing from Reading sections on everything from sav