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Author Saddler, Bruce
Title Teacher's Guide to Effective Sentence Writing
Imprint New York : Guilford Publications, 2012
©2012
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Descript 1 online resource (194 pages)
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Series What Works for Special-Needs Learners Ser
What Works for Special-Needs Learners Ser
Note Cover -- Front Matter -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- About the Author -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Contents -- Part 1--Background -- 1--Writing Basics -- The Writing Process -- 2--The Importance of the Sentence -- Sentence Variations -- The First Sentences -- Syntactic Control -- Syntactic Control Difficulties -- 3--What Is Sentence Combining? -- Sentence-Combining Basics -- Part-to-Whole Learning -- Theoretical Principles -- Practical Benefits of Sentence Combining -- Sentence Combining versus "Real" Writing -- Raising Metalinguistic Awareness -- Sentence Combining versus Other Types of Writing Instruction -- Part II--Teaching and Assessment -- 4--The Cognitive Challenge of Combining Sentences -- 5--Types of Sentence-Combining Exercises -- Cued Exercises -- Open Exercises -- Checking Accuracy -- Whole-Discourse Exercises -- Ramping Up Cued and Open Exercises -- Transfer to Connected Writing -- Content Sources for Exercises -- 6--Teaching Sentences -- Sentence Basics 1 -- Sentence Basics 2 -- Sentence Basics 3 -- 7--Teaching Sentence Combining -- The Three Segments of Sentence-Combining Lessons -- The Value of Discussion -- "Mistakes" -- Oral Practice -- Your Role as the Teacher during Discussions -- Scheduling Practice Sessions -- Where to Schedule Sentence Combiningin a Writing Workshop -- Sentence-Combining Best-Practice Suggestions -- 8--Student Grouping -- Peer Conferencing -- Wong's Peer Conferencing Arrangement -- Peer‑Assisted Learning Strategies -- 9--Assessment -- Grading's Effect on Learning Environments -- Four Comparative Metrics -- Part III--Sample Unit of Instruction, Practice Activities and Exercises -- 10--Sample Unit of Instruction -- Lesson 1 -- Lesson 2 -- Lesson 3 -- Lesson 4 -- 11--Practice Activities -- A Tale of Two Combinations -- Ten Different Ways -- Sentence Spread-Out -- Index Cards
Sentence Mix-Up -- Note Rewrite -- The Editor -- The Proofreader -- Teamwork -- FANBOYS -- Paragraph Doctor -- Where Does It Belong? -- Paragraph Challenge -- Sentence Hunt -- Journaling -- Which Is Better? -- Artist Study -- Prewriting and Prereading -- Story Starters -- 12--Common Grammatical Terms and Exercise Sequence -- A List of Common Grammatical Terms -- Exercise Sequence -- 13--Word-, Phrase-, and Clause-Length Exercises -- Coordinate Structures -- Adverb Structures -- Noun Modifiers -- Noun Substitutes -- Free Modifiers -- 14--Exercises with Multiple Grammatical Elements -- Sentence Construction with Adjectives and Adverbs -- Sentence Construction with Prepositional Phrases -- Sentence Construction with Coordinators -- Sentence Construction with Adjective Clauses -- Sentence Construction with Adverb Clauses -- Sentence Construction with Appositives -- Sentence Construction with Participial Phrases -- Sentence Construction with Absolutes -- Sentence Construction with Noun Phrases and Noun Clauses -- 15--Paragraph-Length Exercises -- Exercise 1 -- Exercise 2 -- Exercise 3 -- Exercise 4 -- Exercise 5 -- Exercise 6 -- Exercise 7 -- Exercise 8 -- Exercise 9 -- Exercise 10 -- Exercise 11 -- Exercise 12 -- Exercise 13 -- Exercise 14 -- Exercise 15 -- Exercise 16 -- Exercise 17 -- References -- Index
This practical book provides explicit instructions for teaching sentence-level skills to students who have difficulties in this area. The author explains the key role of sentence combining in the writing process and presents effective techniques for instruction and assessment. Numerous sample lessons, practice activities, planning tips, and grammatical pointers make it easy for teachers to incorporate sentence combining and construction into the writing curriculum at all grade levels (2-12). Accessible and engaging, the book helps teachers and students experiment with different ways to arrange thoughts and produce meaningful written work
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Saddler, Bruce Teacher's Guide to Effective Sentence Writing New York : Guilford Publications,c2012 9781462506828
Subject English language -- Sentences -- Study and teaching.;English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching.;Learning disabled children -- Education
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