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Writing for Life: Sentences and Paragraphs is part of a two-book series that helps students understand the importance of strong writing skills and motivates them to become better writers. Students are encouraged to take charge of their own learning, and to transfer the strategies they currently apply to reading visuals to reading and writing text. The Third Edition offers high-interest topics, meaningful visuals, clear learning objectives, a wealth of examples, and ample opportunities for students to exercise their own writing skills.
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Over the course of her teaching career, she has served on several federally funded grants designed to infuse teaching and learning with sound pedagogies and technological support. Her extensive experience in the standardized testing of literacy competencies includes working 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. For more than 15 years, she served as a reader for the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE). In addition, her expertise has led her to work with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) as a Lead Evaluator for the Quality Enhancement Plans of several colleges and as a co-presenter of workshops on assessment at SACS’ annual conferences in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
A passionate educator and dedicated colleague, Henry continues to share her expertise in reading, writing and authentic assessment through numerous presentations and workshops at national, regional and local conferences and at individual colleges.
1. Preparing to Learn about Writing
II. THE BASIC SENTENCE
2. Nouns and Pronouns
3. Adjectives and Adverbs
5. Subjects, Verbs, and Simple Sentences
6. Compound and Complex Sentences
III. EDITING THE BASIC SENTENCE
7. Run-ons: Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
9. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
10. Subject-Verb Agreement: Present Tense
IV. PUNCTUATION AND MECHANICS
11. The Comma
12. The Apostrophe
13 Quotation Marks
14. End Punctuation: Period, Question Mark, and Exclamation Point
16. Improving Your Spelling
17. Mastering Often-Confused Words
V. WRITING PARAGRAPHS
18. Thinking through the Writing Process
19. Understanding the Paragraph
20. Using the Patterns of Organization to Develop Your Paragraphs
VI. REVISING TO IMPROVE EXPRESSION
21. Sentence Variety
22. Sentence Clarity: Person Point of View, Number, and Tense
23. Dialects and Standard English
24. Revising for Effective Expression
VII. READING SELECTIONS
Writing an Essay