9780205850259

Writing for Life Paragraphs and Essays

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205850259

  • ISBN10:

    0205850251

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/4/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

The revolutionary approach of D.J. Henry's Writing for Lifeoffers a visually rich, high-interest, and down-to-earth approach that reinforces the writing process while showing students how to take responsibility for their learning.

Author Biography

D. J. Henry is a veteran teacher with over 25 years of community college classroom experience and an acclaimed textbook author. During the course of her teaching career, D.J. Henry has served on several federally funded grants designed to infuse teaching and learning with sound pedagogies and technological supports. D.J. Henry has extensive experience in the standardized testing of literacy competencies. She worked with the State of Florida from 1982 to 2002 as an item writer, rubric writer, and reader for the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) and the State Developmental Reading and Writing Exit Exam. D.J. Henry also served as a reader for the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) for over 15 years. D.J. Henry has several esteemed publications, including a three-book college reading series with Longman Publishers (The Skilled Reader, The Effective Reader, and The Master Reader). Adopted at over 1,100 institutions nation wide, the series had an immediate and profound impact on the teaching of college reading, and is the most successful launch of a first edition reading series in over two decades. Another highly regarded publication is D.J. Henry’s Thinking Through the Test (Longman Publishers), a study guide for the State Developmental Reading and Writing Exit Exam in Florida. Additionally, she has also published innovations in authentic assessments that utilize student portfolio pedagogies. A passionate educator and dedicate colleague, D.J. Henry continues to share her expertise in reading, writing, and authentic assessment through numerous presentations and workshops at national, regional, and local conferences and individual colleges.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Getting Ready to Write

1. Preparing to Learn about Writing

2. Thinking through the Writing Process

Part 2: Using Patterns of Organization to Develop Paragraphs

3. Understanding the Paragraph

4. The Descriptive Paragraph

5. The Narrative Paragraph

6. The Process Paragraph

7. The Example Paragraph

8. The Classification Paragraph

9. The Comparison and Contrast Paragraph

10. The Definition Paragraph

11. The Cause and Effect Paragraph

12. The Persuasive Paragraph

Part 3: Writing an Essay

13. Understanding the Essay

14. Effective Introductions, Conclusions, and Titles

15. Using Patterns of Organization to Develop Essays

16. Research Strategies and Resources

Part 4: The Basic Sentence

17. Nouns and Pronouns

18. Adjectives and Adverbs

19. Verbs

20. Subjects, Verbs, and Simple Sentences

21. Compound and Complex Sentences

Part 5: Recognizing and Avoiding Errors

22. Comma Splices and Run-ons

23. Fragments

24. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

25. Subject-Verb Agreement

Part 6: Punctuation and Mechanics

26. The Comma

27. The Apostrophe

28. Quotation Marks

29. End Punctuation

30. Capitalization

31. Spelling

Part 7: Writing Clearly 

32. Sentence Variety

33. Sentence Clarity

34. Parallelism

35. Revising for Effective Expression

Part 8: Reading Selections

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