9780135008775

Writing Talk Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings

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    9780135008775

  • ISBN10:

    0135008778

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/31/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

There are many different ways in which developing writers learn. Winkler and McCuen-Matherall have created a wiritng series that takes into account many of the known difficulties that developing writing students have with English language skills and strategies. Writing Talk: Paragraphs and Short Essays with Readings, 5/ereaches more students by providing the most varied practice exercises of any writing text. Every unit contains Practice Exercises, Unit Tests, Unit Talk-Write Exercises, Unit Collaborative Assignments, Unit Writing Assignments, and Photo Writing Assignments. These diverse exercises will help students of all types, including visual, audio, and collaborative learners learn and retain the material.

Table of Contents

Every Unit ends with Unit Test, Unit Talk-Write Assignment, Unit Collaborative Assignment, Unit Writing Assignment, & Photo Writing Assignment for this reason it is only listed once in Unit 1
The ESL Student and the Native Speaker
Differences Between a Native and an ESL Student
A General Note to Both the Native Speaker and ESL Student
Unit Test
Unit Talk-Write Assignment
Unit Collaborative Assignment
Unit Writing Assignment
Photo Writing Assignment
Myths About Writing
Myths About Writing
Standard English
Purpose and Audience
Purpose
Audience
Computer Writing Assignment
Gathering Ideas
Talking Writing
Freewriting
Brainstorming
Clustering
Journal Writing
Sentence Basics
The Sentence
Subject and Verb
Prepositional Phrases
Action Verbs and Linking Verbs
Helping Verbs
Verbals
Compound Subjects and Verbs
Building Sentences
Dependent and Independent Clauses
Three Basic Sentence Types
The Statement, the Question, the Command, the Exclamation
Sentence Variety
The 20 Most Common Sentence Errors
Sentence Fragments
Run-On Sentences
Lack of Subject-Verb Agreement
Incorrect Verb Forms
Incorrect Forms of Do, Be, and Have
Passive Voice
Shift in Tense
Shift in Point of View
Unclear or Missing Referent
Lack of Pronoun Agreement and Sexism
Trouble with Using Adverbs and Adjectives in Comparisons and Superlatives
Dangling or Misplaced Modifiers
Omitted Commas, Part I
Omitted Commas, Part II
Apostrophe Problems
Trouble with Quotation Marks
Incorrect Capitalization, Part I
Incorrect Capitalization, Part II
Misspelled Words, Part I
Misspelled Words, Part II
Writing Good Paragraphs
The Paragraph and the Topic Sentence
Talking and the Paragraph
The Topic Sentence
Adding Details
Supporting Details
Sticking to the Point, Proving the Point, and Linking Sentences
Stick to the Point
Prove the Point, Don't Merely Repeat It
Link the Sentences
Paragraph Strategies
Narrating
What Am I Trying to Do?
How Can I Do It?
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
Describing
What Am I Trying to Do?
How Can I Do It?
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
Illustrating
What Am I Trying to Do?
How Can I Do It?
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
Explaining a Process
What Am I Trying to Do?
How Can I Do It?
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
Defining a Term
What Am I Trying to Do?
How Can I Do It?
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
Classifying
What Am I Trying to Do?
How Can I Do It?
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
Comparing and Contrasting
What Am I Trying to Do?
How Can I Do It?
What Do I Need to Look Out For?
Cause and Effect
What Am I Trying to Do?
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