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9780865303652

Writing : Inventive Exercises to Sharpen Skills and Raise Achievement

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  • ISBN13:

    9780865303652

  • ISBN10:

    0865303657

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-05-01
  • Publisher: Incentive Publications
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Table of Contents

Introduction...Celebrate Basic Writing Skills 7(1)
Skills Checklist for Writing
8(1)
SKILLS EXERCISES 9(44)
Make Your Move!...(Precise Word Choices: Verbs)
10(1)
Precise Is Powerful...(Precise Word Choices: Adjectives)
11(1)
Sense-Able Word Choices...(Effective Words)
12(1)
It Is Written-I Wrote It!...(Active Voice)
13(1)
Winds That Sigh...visual Images/Personification)
14(1)
Put the Extra in Ordinary...(Strong, Active Verbs)
15(1)
Subtraction Action...(Unnecessary or Repetitive Words)
16(1)
Cliche: Avoid It Like the Plague...(Overused Words, Phrases, & Cliches)
17(1)
Eschew Obfuscation...(Sentence Clarity)
18(1)
A Little Riddle That Rhymes in the Middle...(Arranging Words for Sound)
19(1)
The Missing Links...(Making Connections between Ideas)
20(1)
Gotcha!...(Surprising, Unusual Elements)
21(1)
Brainbuster Bonanza...(Proper Sequence)
22(1)
Comin' on Strong...(Strong Titles)
23(1)
Making Words Sing...(Sentences with Interesting Rhythm)
24(2)
Bodacious Beginnings...(Smashing Starts)
26(2)
Happily Ever After...(Strong Endings)
28(2)
Line Puzzles...(Varied Sentence Length & Structure)
30(2)
Mood Madness...(Mood)
32(2)
``How Terribly Tragic,'' Sobbed the Reader...(Effective Use of Dialogue)
34(1)
Alphabetics...(Writing for a Specific Audience)
35(1)
More Alphabetics...(Writing for a Specific Audience)
36(2)
Tell-Tale Art...(Literary Techniques/Parody)
38(2)
Fun with Multifarious Forms...(Different Forms of Writing)
40(2)
Inspiration: Imitation...(Writing for a Specific Purpose)
42(1)
Abort Report Boredom...(Writing a Report)
43(1)
Sense-Sation!...(Writing a Descriptive Piece)
44(2)
Rogues' Expose...(Writing an Expository Piece)
46(1)
Imagine That...(Writing an Imaginative Narrative Tale)
47(1)
Perfection Detection...(Writing a Characterization)
48(2)
Supersnoop...(Writing with Strong Voice/Personal Choices)
50(2)
Quotation Quandary...(Writing a Persuasive Piece)
52(1)
APPENDIX 53(10)
The Writing Process
54(2)
An Editor s Checklist
56(1)
The P-Q-P Plan for Responding to Writing & Revising
57(1)
Writing Skills Test
58(4)
Skills Test Answer Key
62(1)
Answers
63

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