A Writer's Workshop: Crafting Paragraphs, Building Essays

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  • Copyright: 2002-01-01
  • Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill School Pub Co
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From paragraph to essay, no text builds better writing with such an active and collaborative approach. A Writer's Workshop helps hone writing through the detailed instruction - explanation, examples, student models, and activities - that students need.

Table of Contents

Getting Our Feet Wet
Practicing the Writing Process
Making the Most of Reading
Working with the Paragraph
Introducing the Paragraph
Revising Paragraphs
Picturing A Place
Telling Your Own Story
Illustrating through Examples
Creating and Explaining Groups
Recognizing Causes, Explaining Effects
Explaining Activities: Doing Them, Understanding Them
Explaining Similarities and Differences
Working with the Essay
Introducing the Essay
Revising Essays
Expanding Paragraphs into Essays
Defining Terms, Clarifying Ideas
Combining Patterns of Development
Writing Persuasively
Combining Patterns of Development
Taking Essay Exams
Combining Patterns of Development
Polishing Style
Creating Sentence Variety
Choosing the Most Effective Word
Practicing Sentence Sense
Working with Sentence Parts
Coordination, Subordination, and Parallelism
Run-Ons, Comma Splices, and Sentence Fragments
Verbs: Form and Agreement
Pronouns: Reference, Agreement, and Form
Adjectives and Adverbs: Words that Describe
Commas, Other Punctuation, and Mechanics
Spelling and Sound-Alike Words
ESL Concerns
Additional Readings
"The Great Tide Pool,"excerpt from
"The Dare,"by Roger Hoffman "Rambos of the Road,"
"The Ways of Meeting Oppression,"
"The Ten Most Memorable Bores"
"Two by Two, We'll Fill the Planet"
"Black Men and Public Spaces"
"How to Write a Letter,"
Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts,"
"A Nice Place to Visit"
"Opposing Principles Help Balance Society"
"What Is a Dad?"
"Abortion, Right and Wrong,"
"What Is Biodiversity and Why Should We Care about It?"
Working with Your Computer
Improvement Chart
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