Exploring Writing - Sentence and Paragraph

Exploring Writing - Sentence and Paragraph

John Langan
Grounded in John Langan’s Four Bases – unity, coherence, sentence skills, and support – Exploring Writing employs a unique personalized learning plan to address student deficits in grammar and mechanics and to free instructional time for activities emphasizing writing process and critical thinking. 

Feature:
PART 1 WRITING: SKILLS AND PROCESS
1. An Introduction to Writing
2. The Writing Process

PART 2 WRITING EFFECTIVE PARAGRAPHS
3. Four Steps for Writing, Four Bases for Revising
4. Nine Patterns of Paragraph Development
5. Moving From Paragraph to Essay

PART THREE/ SENTENCE SKILLS
SECTION 1: SENTENCES
6. Subjects and Verbs
7. Fragments
8. Run-Ons
9. Sentence Variety I
SECTION 2: VERBS, PRONOUNS, AND AGREEMENT
10. Standard English Verbs
11. Irregular Verbs
12. Subject-Verb Agreement
13. Consistent Verb Tense
14. Additional Information about Verbs
15. Pronoun Reference, Agreement, and Point of View
16. Pronoun Types
SECTION 3: MODIFIERS AND PARALLELISM
17. Adjectives and Adverbs
18. Misplaced Modifiers
19. Dangling Modifiers
20. Faulty Parallelism
21. Sentence Variety II
SECTION 4: PUNCTUATION AND MECHANICS
22. Paper Format
23. Capital Letters
24. Numbers and Abbreviations
25. End Marks
26. Apostrophe
27. Quotation Marks
28. Commas
29. Other Punctuation Marks
SECTION 5: WORD USE
30. Dictionary Use
31. Spelling Improvement
32. Omitted Words and Letters
33. Commonly Confused Words
34. Effective Word Choice

PART FOUR/ READINGS FOR WRITERS
  • INTRODUCTION TO THE READINGS
  • GOALS AND VALUES
  • EDUCATION AND SELF-IMPROVEMENT
  • HUMAN GROUPS AND SOCIETY


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