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Grassroots with Readings : The Writer's Workbook

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Summary

Using her unique M-A-P approach (Model-Analysis-Practice), Susan Fawcett's books have guided hundreds of thousands of students through the writing process, from foundations of grammar, mechanics, and spelling, through writing clear sentences and well-organized paragraphs. Her inductive approach; plentiful, high-interest student models and practices; and contemporary readings engage and motivate students. This edition of GRASSROOTS features improved grammar coverage and emphasizes proofreading, with a new Chapter 6 that teaches specific proofreading strategies and shows students how to recognize their personal "error patterns," track, and correct them. Every subsequent chapter offers a proofing strategy for the concept being taught. Full-color illustrations, including 45 photos, cartoons, and artworks, plus a new design, help students visualize and understand key concepts.

Table of Contents

Preface
Writing Effective Paragraphs
Each chapter in Unit 1 includes end-of-chapter features Chapter Highlights and Exploring Online
Exploring the Writing Process
The Writing Process
Subject, Audience, and Purpose
Guidelines for Submitting Written Work
Prewriting to Generate Ideas
Freewriting
Brainstorming
Clustering
Keeping a Journal
Developing Effective Paragraphs
Defining the Paragraph and the Topic Sentence
Narrowing the Topic and Writing the Topic Sentence
Generating Ideas for the Body of the Paragraph
Selecting and Dropping Ideas
Arranging Ideas in a Plan or an Outline
Writing and Revising the Paragraph
Writing the Final Draft
Improving Your Paragraphs
More Work on Support: Examples
More Work on Arranging Ideas: Coherence
More Work on Revising: Exact and Concise Language
Turning Assignments into Paragraphs
Moving from Paragraph to Essay
Defining the Essay and the Thesis Statement
The Process of Writing an Essay
Proofreading to Correct Your Personal Errors
Identifying and Tracking Your Personal Error Patterns
Proofreading Strategies
Writing Assignments
Review
Writers' Workshop: Discuss Your Name
Writing Complete Sentences
Each chapter in Unit 2 includes end-of-chapter features Chapter Highlights, Proofreading Strategy, Writing and Proofreading Assignments, Chapter Review, and Exploring Online
Subjects and Verbs
Defining and Spotting Subjects
Spotting Singular and Plural Subjects
Spotting Prepositional Phrases
Defining and Spotting Action Verbs
Defining and Spotting Linking Verbs
Spotting Verbs of More Than One Word
Avoiding Sentence Fragments
Writing Sentences with Subjects and Verbs
Writing Sentences with Complete Verbs
Completing the Thought
Writing Assignments
Review
Writers' Workshop: Discuss an Event That Influenced You
Using Verbs Effectively
Each chapter in Unit 3 includes end-of-chapter features Chapter Highlights, Proofreading Strategy, Writing and Proofreading Assignments, Chapter Review, and Exploring Online
Present Tense (Agreement)
Defining Agreement
Troublesome Verb in the Present Tense: TO BE
Troublesome Verb in the Present Tense: TO HAVE
Troublesome Verb in the Present Tense: TO DO (+ NOT)
Changing Subjects to Pronouns
Practice in Agreement
Special Problems in Agreement
Past Tense
Regular Verbs in the Past Tense
Irregular Verbs in the Past Tense
Troublesome Verb in the Past Tense: TO BE
Review
The Past Participle in Action
Defining the Past Participle
Past Participles of Regular Verbs
Past Participles of Irregular Verbs
Using the Present Perfect Tense
Using the Past Perfect Tense
Using the Passive Voice
Using Past Participles as Adjectives
Progressive Tenses (TO BE + -ING Verb Form)
Defining and Writing the Present Progressive Tense
Defining and Writing the Past Progressive Tense
Using the Progressive Tenses
Avoiding Incomplete Progressives
Fixed-Form Helping Verbs and Verb Problems
Defining and Spotting the Fixed-Form Helping Verbs.
Using the Fixed-Form Helping Verbs
Using CAN and COULD
Using WILL and WOULD
Writing Infinitives
Revising Double Negatives
Writing Assignments
Review
Writers' Workshop: Tell a Family Story
Joining Ideas Together
Each chapter in Unit 4 includes end-of-chapter features Chapter Highlights, Proofreading Strategy, Writing and Proofreading Assignments, Chapter Review, and Exploring Online
Coordination
Subordination
Defining and Using Subordinating Conjunctions
Punctuating Subordinating Conjunctions
Avoiding Run-Ons and Comma Splices
Semicolons and Conjunctive Adverbs
Defining and Using Semicolons
Defining and Using Conjunctive Adverbs
Punctuating Conjunctive Adverbs
Relative Pronouns
Defining and Using Relative Pronouns
Punctuating Ideas Introduced by WHO, WHICH, or THAT
-ING Modifiers
Using -ING Modifiers
Avoiding Confusing Modifiers
Writing Assignments
Review
Writers' Workshop: Describe a Detour off the Main Highway
Choosing The Right Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb, Or Preposition
Each chapter in Unit 5 includes end-of-chapter features Chapter Highlights, Proofreading Strategy, Writing and Proofreading Assignments, Chapter Review, and Exploring Online
Nouns
Defining Singular and Plural
Signal Words: Singular and Plural
Signal Words with OF
Pronouns
Defining Pronouns and Antecedents
Referring to Indefinite Pronouns
Referring to Collective Nouns
Referring to Special Singular Constructions
Avoiding Vague and Repetitious Pronouns
Using Pronouns as Subjects, Objects, and Possessives
Choosing the Correct Case After AND or OR
Choosing the Correct Case in Comparisons
Using Pronouns with -SELF and -SELVES
Adjectives and Adverbs
Defining and Writing Adjectives and Adverbs
A Troublesome Pair: GOOD/WELL
Writing Comparatives
Writing Superlatives
Troublesome Comparatives and Superlatives
Demonstrative Adjectives: THIS/THAT and THESE/THOSE
Prepositions
Defining and Working with Prepositional Phrases
Troublesome Prepositions: IN, ON, and LIKE
Prepositions in Common Expressions
Writing Assignments
Review
Writers' Workshop: Tell How Someone Changed Your Life
Revising for Consistency and Parallelism
Each chapter in Unit 6 includes end-of-chapter features Chapter Highlights, Proofreading Strategy, Writing and Proofreading Assignments, Chapter Review, and Exploring Online
Consistent Tense
Consistent Person
Parallelism
Writing Parallel Constructions
Using Parallelism for Special Effects
Writing Assignments
Review
Writers' Workshop: Shift Your Audience and Purpose
Mastering Mechanics
Each chapter in Unit 7 tincludes end-of-chapter elements Chapter Highlights, Proofreading Strategy, Writing and Proofreading Assignments, Chapter Review, and Exploring Online
Capitalization
Commas
Commas After Items in a Series
Commas After Introductory Phrases
Commas for Direct Address
Commas to Set Off Appositives
Commas for Parenthetical Expressions
Commas for Dates
Commas for Addresses
Commas for Coordination and Subordination
Apostrophes
Using the Apostrophe for Contractions
Defining the Possessive
Using the Apostrophe to Show Possession (in Words That Do Not Already End in -S)
Using the Apostrophe to Show Possession (in Words That Already End in -S)
Direct and Indirect Quotations
Defining Direct and Indirect Quotations
Punctuating Simple Direct Quotations
Punctuating Split Quotations
Ending Direct Quotations
Putting Your Proofreading Skills to Work
Writing Assignments
Review
Writers' Workshop: Explain a Cause or an Effect
Improving Your Spelling
Each chapter in Unit 8 includes end-of-chapter features Chapter Highlights, Proofreading Strategy, Writing and Proofreading Assignments, Chapter Review, and Exploring Online
Spelling
Suggestions for Improving Your Spelling
Computer Spell Checkers
Spotting Vowels and Consonants
Doubling the Final Consonant (in Words of One Syllable)
Doubling the Final Consonant (in Words of More Than One Syllable)
Dropping or Keeping the Final E
Changing or Keeping the Final Y
Choosing IE or EI
Commonly Misspelled Words
Look-Alikes/Sound-Alikes
Writing Assignments
Review
Writers' Workshop: Examine Positive (or Negative) Values
Reading Selections and Quotation Bank
Reading Selections
Effective Reading Strategies for the Writer
"Daring to Dream Big"
"Mrs. Flowers"
"Superman and Me"
"Hot Dogs and Wild Geese"
"Beauty Is Not Just Smaller Than Life"
"A Day in the Life of an Emergency Room Nurse"
"You Can Take This Job and... Well, It Might Surprise You"
"The Gift"
"Quitting Hip-Hop"
"Stuff"
"Another Road Hog with Too Much Oink"
"Montgomery, Alabama, 1955"
"In This Arranged Marriage, Love Came Later"
"A Homemade Education"
"Playing a Violin with Three Strings"
"The Jacket"
"Four Directions"
"The Hidden Life of Bottled Water"
"Papa, the Teacher"
"Emotional Intelligence"
Quotation Bank
Parts of Speech Review
Some Guidelines for Students of English as a Second Language
Acknowledgments
Index
Index of Rhetorical Modes
Index to the Readings
Rhetorical Index to the Readings
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