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Developing Composition Skills : Rhetoric and Grammar,9780838426555

Developing Composition Skills : Rhetoric and Grammar

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9780838426555

ISBN10:
0838426557
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Pub. Date:
4/9/2002
Publisher(s):
Heinle ELT
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Summary

Now with CNN video clips, Internet activities, updated reading selections and a "Getting Started" section, this best-seller continues to provide practice in the rhetorical modes while integrating instruction with readings, grammar, and critical thinking skills.

Table of Contents

To the Teacher xv
Introducing the Paragraph
1(27)
Theme: Reasons for Writing
1(1)
Goals
1(1)
Getting Started
2(1)
CNN Video Activity: Writing off Stress
2(1)
People write about their personal experiences and feelings in journals or diaries for many reasons. This video clip shows therapists and patients who believe writing can reduce stress and help heal some diseases
Reading
2(4)
Reading: From Reaching Across the Gap: How I Write
5(1)
Michael C. Flanigan
This reading is part of an essay by Michael C. Flanigan, who is a Professor of Composition at the University of Oklahoma. While writing letters as a young child, he discovered the importance of details and of writing for a particular audience
The Parts of a Paragraph
6(7)
The Topic Sentence
7(3)
Support
10(2)
Conclusion
12(1)
Title
13(1)
Form
13(2)
Unity
15(1)
Coherence
16(1)
Grammar Review
17(1)
Cohesion
18(2)
Cohesion: Connecting Words
18(2)
Writing a Paragraph
20(6)
Considering Audience
20(1)
Getting Ideas
21(1)
Narrowing the Topic
21(1)
Deciding on a Controlling Idea
22(1)
Choosing Support
23(1)
Revising
24(2)
Using the Internet
26(1)
Keeping a Journal
26(2)
Narrating
28(23)
Theme: Memorable Events
28(1)
Goals
28(1)
Getting Started
29(1)
Journal Writing: A Memorable Event
29(1)
CNN Video Activity: Adult Illiteracy
29(1)
Many adults in the United States cannot read and write well, including some high school graduates. This video clip tells the story of Enrique Ramirez and other adults who have overcome their problems with reading
Reading
30(2)
Reading: My Fault
31(1)
Hoang Vo
This essay was writen by Hoang Vo when he was a student in an ESL class. He writes about an unforgettable memory in which he broke a valuable vase, then blamed it on his friend
Preparing to Write
32(8)
Focusing on a Main Point
32(4)
Supporting the Main Point with an Incident
36(1)
Focusing on a Particular Incident
36(1)
Giving Background Information
37(1)
Explaining the Main Point
38(1)
Organizing by Chronological Order
38(2)
Writing
40(1)
Writing Assignment 1: Narrative
40(1)
Using Language Effectively
41(3)
Cohesion: Connecting Words for Narration
41(3)
Grammar Review
44(1)
Using the Internet
44(1)
Preparing to Write
44(1)
Choosing a Point of View
44(1)
Writing
45(1)
Writing Assignment 2: Point of View
45(1)
More Reading and Writing
46(5)
Reading: The Great Surprise
46(2)
Mary Kay Mackin
This essay was written by Mary Kay Mackin, who teaches ESL at the University of New Orleans. She tells the story of how she surprised everyone by winning a poetry racital
Reading: From Wings of the Morning
48(2)
Orestes Lorenzo
Orestes Lorenzo was born in Cuba in 1956. Disillusioned with Communism, he decided to escape to the United States. In December 1992, he flew a MIG-23 from Santa Clara, Cuba, to a naval air station near Key West, Florida. He describes the events that happened just after he landed his plane at the naval air base
Topics for Discussion and Writing
50(1)
Describing
51(19)
Theme: Important Places
51(1)
Goals
51(1)
Getting Started
52(1)
Journal Writing: An Important Place
52(1)
CNN Video Activity: Martha's Vineyard
52(1)
One popular vacation place in the United States is Cape Cod, an area in south-eastern Massachusetts. This video clip describes two islands off Cape Cod that are well-known for their history as well as their beauty
Reading
53(2)
Reading: Our Cottage
53(2)
Renata Strakova
This essay was written by Renata Strakova when she was a student in an ESL class. In it, she describes her beautiful and peaceful vacations at her family's cottage
Preparing to Write
55(7)
Writing about a Place in the Past
55(1)
Focusing on a Dominant Impression
55(1)
Supporting with Descriptive Details
56(4)
Organizing by Spatial Arrangement
60(2)
Writing
62(1)
Writing Assignment 1: Descriptive
62(1)
Using Language Effectively
63(3)
Cohesion: Connecting Words for Description
63(2)
Grammar Review
65(1)
Using the Internet
65(1)
Preparing to Write
66(1)
Writing about a Place in the Present
66(1)
Writing
67(1)
Writing Assignment 2: Descriptive
67(1)
More Reading and Writing
68(2)
Reading: From Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
68(1)
Jung Chang
In this reading, Jung Chang describes the middle school she attended in Sichuan province, China, in 1964, when she was twelve years old
Topics for Discussion and Writing
69(1)
Analyzing Reasons (Causes)
70(27)
Theme: People and Their Behavior
70(1)
Goals
70(1)
Getting Started
71(1)
Journal Writing: A Person I Admire
71(1)
CNN Video Activity: Educator Awards
71(1)
Many teachers care about their students' lives, not just their school work. The video concerns a music teacher who won an award for his special talents
Reading
72(3)
Reading: From A Celebration of Teachers
74(1)
Kristin Hunter
Kristin Hunter writes about her aunt, a teacher who influenced her and whom she admired
Preparing to Write
75(7)
Focusing on a Main Idea
75(1)
Analyzing Reasons
75(1)
Supporting with Details
76(2)
Supporting with Examples
78(2)
Distinguishing between Generalization and Support
80(1)
Organizing by Points
81(1)
Writing
82(2)
Writing Assignment 1: Analyzing Reasons
82(2)
Using Language Effectively
84(4)
Cohesion: Connecting Words to Indicate Examples
84(1)
Cohesion: Connecting Words to Indicate Reasons or Causes
85(1)
Cohesion: Pronoun Consistency
86(1)
Grammar Review
87(1)
Using the Internet
88(1)
Preparing to Write
88(3)
Explaining Your Points
88(2)
Outlining Your Points
90(1)
Writing
91(2)
Writing Assignment 2: Analyzing Reasons
91(2)
More Reading and Writing
93(4)
Reading: Teenagers and Stress
94(2)
David Inman
In this article, high-school teens discuss various sources of stress in their lives and its effects on them
Topics for Discussion and Writing
96(1)
Analyzing Processes
97(20)
Theme: Living with Computers
97(1)
Goals
97(1)
Getting Started
98(1)
Journal Writing: How to Do a Simple Operation on a Computer
98(1)
CNN Video Activity: Cyber College Counsel
98(1)
This video describes a helpful computer system called ISIS (Integrated Student Information Service), which is used by students at the University of Florida
Reading
99(3)
Reading: OPAC at the Earl K. Long Library
99(3)
Hsin--Chuan Chen
This essay was written by Hsin-Chuan Chen when he was a student in an ESL class. It is about an online library catalog system when he was a student in an ESL class
Preparing to Write
102(6)
Analyzing a Process
102(1)
Supporting with a Process
102(2)
Focusing on a Main Idea
104(1)
Introducing the Process
104(2)
Organizing by Chronological Order
106(2)
Using Language Effectively
108(4)
Cohesion: Connecting Words for Process Analysis
108(3)
Grammar Review
111(1)
Using the Internet
111(1)
Writing: Analyzing a Process
112(2)
Writing Assignment
112(2)
More Reading and Writing
114(3)
Reading: Map Your Tongue
114(2)
Eric Haseltine
This article about the different types of taste buds in your mouth was written by Eric Haseltine and published in the magazine Discover in February 2000
Topics for Discussion and Writing
116(1)
Comparing and Contrasting
117(26)
Theme: Education
117(1)
Goals
117(1)
Getting Started
117(2)
Journal Writing: Two Aspects of My Education
118(1)
CNN Video Activity: Home School College
118(1)
The Video Tells about the Experience of some home-schooled students who are attending Piedmont College in Georgia
Reading
119(3)
Reading: Notes from an American School
120(2)
Artyom Aslanyan
Artyom Aslanyan, a ninth grader at Moscow School No. 20, describes his month-long educational exchange at an American school. It was published in Soviet Life in August, 1989
Preparing to Write
122(4)
Focusing on a Main Idea
122(2)
Choosing Comparable Items
124(1)
Finding Points of Comparison
124(2)
Organizing by Points
126(1)
Writing
126(2)
Writing Assignment 1: Comparing and Contrasting
126(2)
Using Language Effectively
128(6)
Cohesion: Connecting Words for Comparison and Contrast
128(5)
Grammar Review
133(1)
Using the Internet
133(1)
Preparing to Write
134(2)
Contrasting ``Then'' and ``Now''
134(2)
Organizing by Subjects
136(1)
Writing
136(1)
Writing Assignment 2: Comparing and Contrasting
136(1)
More Reading and Writing
137(6)
Reading: Literacy Around the World
139(2)
These accounts were written by three adults who recently became literate. They appeared in various publications and were circulated by UNESCO. The adults describe how their lives changed since they learned how to read
Topics for Discussion and Writing
141(2)
Classifying
143(27)
Theme: The Media
143(1)
Goals
143(1)
Getting Started
144(1)
Journal Writing: My Favorite Kind of Movie
144(1)
CNN Video Activity: Magazine Wars
144(1)
One type of magazine that is very popular in the U.S. is the kind that has stories about famous people, especially movie and television celebrities. This video clip describes three magazines that belong to this group
Reading
145(4)
Reading: The Magazine Industry
147(2)
Shirley Biagi
This reading is taken from Media Impact, a textbook on the media. Shirley Biagi discusses how modern magazines target specific audiences
Preparing to Write
149(9)
Finding a Principle of Classification
149(6)
Introducing the Categories
155(2)
Supporting the Categories
157(1)
Using Language Effectively
158(7)
Cohesion: Connecting Words for Classification
158(3)
Cohesion: Repetition of Key Ideas
161(2)
Grammar Review
163(1)
Using the Internet
163(2)
Writing
165(2)
Writing Assignment: Classifying
165(2)
More Reading and Writing
167(3)
Reading: Types of Newspapers in Ivory Coast
167(2)
Ledja Sylvie Amon
In this essay, Ledja Sylvie Amon compares government-sponsored newspapers with independent newspapers
Topics for Discussion and Writing
169(1)
Evaluating Effects
170(31)
Theme: Technology
170(1)
Goals
170(1)
Getting Started
171(1)
Journal Writing: The Effects of an Invention
171(1)
CNN Video Activity: On-Line Privacy
171(1)
One popular feature of computers is the ability to send and receive electronic mail. This video clip explains, however, that our e-mail messages are not always private---even after we delete them
Reading
172(4)
Reading: Privacy and the Computer
174(2)
Edward E. Dolan
This reading is taken from a chapter in a book entitled Your Privacy: Protecting It in a Nosy World. The author demonstrates that information stored on a computer is not as private as you may think it is
Preparing to Write
176(12)
Evaluating Effects
176(2)
Expanding a Paragraph into an Essay
178(3)
The Parts of an Essay
181(1)
The Thesis Statement
182(1)
The Introduction
183(3)
The Support
186(1)
The Conclusion
186(2)
Writing
188(1)
Writing Assignment 1: Essay Evaluating Effects
188(1)
Using Language Effectively
189(2)
Cohesion: Connecting Words to Connect Paragraphs
189(2)
Grammar Review
191(1)
Using the Internet
191(1)
Preparing to Write
191(3)
Outlining an Essay
191(3)
Writing
194(1)
Writing Assignment 2: Essay Evaluating Effects
194(1)
More Reading and Writing
195(6)
Reading: Kid Finder
195(4)
Suzanne Kantra Kirschner
This article first appeared in Popular Science in 2001. It describes a computerized child-tracking device called the Leonie
Reading: High-Tech Relic Hunting
199(1)
Michael Carroll
This article first appeared in Popular Science in 2001. Written by Michael Carroll, it tells about how archaeologists are using sound waves to detect artifacts buried underground
Topics for Discussion and Writing
200(1)
Appendices 201(69)
A. Map of the World
202(2)
B. Strategies for Getting Ideas
204(5)
Brainstorming
204(1)
Making a List
204(1)
Drawing a Sketch
205(1)
Freewriting
206(1)
Making a Venn Diagram
206(1)
Clustering
207(2)
C. Grammar Review--Coordinates with the chapters as indicated:
C-1 Chapter 1
209(1)
Clauses
209(1)
Independent Clauses
209(1)
Coordinators
210(1)
The Semicolon
211(1)
Transitional Words
212(3)
Dependent Clauses
215(1)
Subordinators
216(2)
Summary of Connecting Words and Their Punctuation
218(3)
C-2 Chapter 2
221(1)
Verb Tenses
221(1)
Past Tense for Narrating
221(2)
Simple Present Tense for Explaining
223(2)
Used To and Would
225(1)
Adverbial Clauses of Time
225(3)
C-3 Chapter 3
228(1)
Verb Tenses
228(1)
Past Tenses for Past Description
228(1)
Simple Present Tense for Present Description
228(2)
Sentence Structures for Location
230(1)
There + Be
230(2)
Adverb/Verb/Subject
232(1)
Subject-Verb Agreement
232(4)
C-4 Chapter 4
236(1)
Verb Tenses
236(1)
Present Perfect Tense
236(1)
Consistency of Verb Tenses
237(3)
Adjective Clauses
240(3)
C-5 Chapter 5
243(1)
Passive Voice
243(2)
Gerunds and Infinitives
245(6)
C-6 Chapter 6
251(1)
Comparative Forms
251(3)
Correlative Conjunctions
254(1)
Run-on Sentences
255(1)
Comma Splices
256(3)
C-7 Chapter 7
259(1)
Parallel Structure
259(1)
Sentence Fragments
260(3)
C-8 Chapter 8
263(1)
Adverbial Clauses of Result
263(2)
Reduced Adverbial Clauses
265(1)
D. Irregular Verb Forms
266(4)
Glossary 270(4)
Index 274


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