Table of Contents
PART 1: WRITING AND READING FOR SUCCESS.
1. Writing and Learning.
Writing to Learn. Writing to Share Learning. Considering the Range of Writing. Reviewing Writing and Learning.
2. Reading and Learning.
Reading to Learn. Using Reading Strategies. Reading Graphics. Reviewing Reading and Learning.
3. Making the Writing-Reading Connection.
Analyzing the Assignment. Using the Traits. Using Graphic Organizers. Reviewing the Reading-Writing Connection.
PART 2: THE WRITING PROCESS AND THE TRAITS OF WRITING
4. Using the Writing Process and the Traits.
Understanding the Writing Process. The Steps in the Process. Understanding the Traits of Writing. Connecting the Process and the Traits.
Analyzing the Assignment. Selecting a Topic. Gathering Details. Finding a Focus. Choosing a Pattern of Organization. Organizing Your Information. Reviewing Prewriting.
Following a Drafting Plan. Forming a Meaningful Whole. Developing Your Ideas. Using Levels of Detail. Reviewing Drafting.
Understanding Revising. Strong Writing. Understanding the Basic Moves. Reviewing with Peers. Reviewing Revision.
Understanding Word Choice. Fluent Sentences. Checking for Correctness. Editing Academic Writing. Reviewing Editing.
PART 3: DEVELOPING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS.
9. Description, Illustration, and Definition.
Analyzing a Descriptive Paragraph. Descriptive Paragraph. Analyzing an Illustration Paragraph. Writing an Illustration Paragraph. Analyzing a Definition Paragraph. Writing a Definition Paragraph. Reviewing Description, Illustration, and Definition.
10. Narrative Paragraph.
Reviewing a Narrative Paragraph. Prewriting: Planning. Writing: Creating a First Draft. Revising: Improving the Writing. Editing: Punctuating Dialogue. Reviewing Narrative Writing.
11. Classification Paragraph.
Reviewing a Paragraph. Prewriting: Planning. Writing: Creating a First Draft. Revising: Improving the Writing. Editing: Subject-Verb Agreement. Reviewing Classification Writing.
12. Process Paragraph.
Reviewing a Process Paragraph. Prewriting: Planning. Writing: Creating a First Draft. Revising: Improving the Writing. Editing: Sentence Errors. Reviewing Process Writing.
13. Comparison-Contrast Paragraph.
Reviewing a Comparison Paragraph. Prewriting: Planning. Writing: Creating a First Draft. Revising: Improving the Writing. Editing: Comma Use. Reviewing Comparison Writing.
14. Cause-Effect Paragraph.
Reviewing a Paragraph. Prewriting: Planning. Writing: Creating a First Draft. Revising: Improving the Writing. Editing: Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement. Reviewing Cause-Effect Writing.
15. Argument Paragraph.
Reviewing a Paragraph. Prewriting: Planning. Writing: Creating a First Draft. Revising: Improving the Writing. Editing: Mechanics. Reviewing Argument Writing.
16. Writing Essays.
Reviewing an Academic Essay. Prewriting: Planning. Writing: Creating a First Draft. Revising: Improving the Essay. Editing: Modifiers. Preparing Your Final Copy.
PART 4: SENTENCE WORKSHOPS.
17. Sentence Basics.
Subjects and Verbs (Predicates). Special Types of Subjects. Verbs (Predicates). Adjectives. Adverbs. Prepositional Phrases. Clauses. Real-World Application.
18. Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences.
Simple Sentences. Simple Sentences with Compound Subjects. Simple Sentences with Compound Verbs. Compound Sentences. Complex Sentences. Complex Sentences with Relative Clauses. Real-World Application.
19. Sentence Style.
Varying Sentence Lengths. New Beginnings I. New Beginnings II. Using Coordination. Using Subordination. Combining by Moving Parts. Combining by Deleting. Sentence Expanding. Sentence Modeling. Real-World Application.
Subject-Verb Agreement. Agreement with Two Subjects. Agreement with I and You. Agreement with Singular Indefinite Pronouns. Agreement with Other Indefinite Pronouns. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement. Other Pronoun Problems. Real-World Application.
21. Sentence Fragments.
Common Fragments. Tricky Fragments. Real-World Application.
22. Comma Splices, Run-Ons, and Ramblers.
Comma Splices. Run-On Sentences. Rambling Sentences. Real-World Application.
23. Additional Sentence Problems.
Misplaced/Dangling Modifiers. Shifts in Sentences. Real-World Application.
PART 5: WORD WORKSHOPS.
Classes of Nouns. Singular or Plural. Tricky Plurals. Count and Noncount Nouns. Articles. Other Noun Markers. Real-World Application.
Personal Pronouns. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement. Other Pronoun Problems. Indefinite Pronouns. Relative Pronouns. Other Pronoun Types. Real-World Application.
Verb Classes. Number and Person of Verb. Voice of Verb. Present and Future Tense Verbs. Past Tense Verbs. Progressive Tense Verbs. Perfect Tense Verbs. Verbals. Verbals as Objects. Real-World Application.
27. Adjective and Adverb.
Adjective Basics. Adjective Order. Adjective Questions and Adjectivals. Adverb Basics. Placement of Adverbs. Adverb Questions and Adverbials. Real-World Application.
28. Conjunction and Preposition.
Coordinating and Correlative Conjunctions. Subordinating Conjunctions. Common Prepositions. By, At, On, and In. Real-World Application.
PART 6: PUNCTUATION AND MECHANICS WORKSHOPS.
In Compound Sentences and After Introductory Clauses. With Introductory Words and Equal Adjectives. Between Items in a Series and Other Uses. With Appositives and Other Word Groups. Real-World Application.
Contractions and Possessives. Real-World Application.
31. Semicolon, Colon, Hyphen, Dash.
Semicolons and Colons. Hyphens. Dashes. Real-World Application.
32. Quotation Marks and Italics.
Quotation Marks. Italics. Real-World Application.
Basic Capitalization. Advanced Capitalization. Other Capitalization Rules I. Other Capitalization Rules II. Real-World Application.
PART 7: READINGS.
34. Narrative Essays.
Understanding Narrative Essays. "A Brother''s Murder" by Brent Staples. "My Body Is My Own Business" by Naheed Mustafa. "A Homemade Education" by Malcolm X. Writing a Narrative Essay.
35. Process Essays.
Understanding Process Essays. From The Undertaking by Thomas Lynch. From "Flirting Fundamentals" by Geraldine Baum. From "How to Handle Conflict" by P. Gregory Smith. Writing a Process Essay.
36. Comparison-Contrast Essays.
Understanding Comparison Essays. "Two Views of the Same News Find Opposite Biases" by Shankar Vedantam. "Los Chinos Discover el Barrio" by Luis Torres. "Two Ways to Belong in America" by Bharati Mukherjee. Writing a Comparison Essay.
37. Cause-Effect Essays.
Understanding Cause-Effect Essays. "Study Says Flirtatious Women Get Fewer Raises" by Del Jones. "What Adolescents Miss When We Let Them Grow Up in Cyberspace" by Brent Staples. "Why We Crave Horror Movies" by Stephen King. Writing a Cause-Effect Essay.
38. Argument Essays.
Understanding Argument Essays. "When Greed Gives Way to Giving" by Ana Veciana-Suarez. "Shouldn''t Men Have ''Choice'' Too?" by Meghan Daum. "In Praise of the F Word" by Mary Sherry. Writing an Argument Essay.
In Review Cards.