A Writer's Workshop: Crafting Paragraphs, Building Essays

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-06
  • Publisher: MCG

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This two-book developmental writing series engages using with its environmental theme.A Writer's Workshop: Crafting Paragraphs, Building Essaysengages developing writers with a hands-on, process-oriented, collaborative, and conscientious approach to writing, treating students as writers and writing as a dynamic process. Throughout, this text offers sound connections between its lessons and students' existing knowledge. It also explores why we study each writing skill and process, linking lessons to future application in the classroom and beyond.

Table of Contents

Getting Our Feet Wet
Practicing the Writing Process
Making the Most of Reading
Working with the Paragraph
Crafting Paragraphs
Revising Paragraphs
Picturing A Place (Description)
Telling Your Own Story (Narration)
Illustrating through Examples
Creating and Explaining Groups (Classification)
Recognizing Causes, Explaining Effects
Explaining Activities: Doing and Understanding Them (Process Analysis)
Explaining Similarities and Differences (Comparison-Contrast)
Working with the Essay
Introducing the Essay
Expanding Paragraphs into Essays
Revising Essays
Defining Terms, Clarifying Ideas (Definition)
Writing Persuasively (Argument)
Taking Essay Exams
Writing with Research
Polishing Style
Creating Sentence Variety
Choosing the Most Effective Word
Practicing Sentence Sense
Working with Sentence Parts
Using Coordination, Subordination, and Parallelism
Avoiding Run-Ons, Comma Splices, and Sentence Fragments
Working with Verbs: Form and Agreement
Working with Pronouns: Reference, Agreement, and Form
Describing with Adjectives and Adverbs
Using Commas, Other Punctuation, and Mechanics
Spelling and Distinguishing Sound-Alike Words
Additional Readings
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