English for Speakers of Other Languages (Painless Junior Series)

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Here's a very approachable textbook for both children and adults who speak English as their second language. It acquaints students with correct English sentence construction, parts of speech, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling, and offers extra tips on how to expand one's English-language vocabulary. After laying out these fundamentals, the authors proceed with solid instruction on writing a paragraph in English, and then with instruction on writing a multi-paragraph story. Advice includes choosing a topic...

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Overview

Here's a very approachable textbook for both children and adults who speak English as their second language. It acquaints students with correct English sentence construction, parts of speech, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling, and offers extra tips on how to expand one's English-language vocabulary. After laying out these fundamentals, the authors proceed with solid instruction on writing a paragraph in English, and then with instruction on writing a multi-paragraph story. Advice includes choosing a topic to write about, sketching out a rough draft, and finally revising and editing the finished piece. Students once daunted by what they perceived as the intricacies of English will be attracted by the authors' student-friendly approach to proficiency.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764139840
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Series: Painless Junior Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 683,888
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     vi
What Is There to Know about Sentences? A Chapter about Writing Sentences     1
The Sentence     2
Kinds of Sentences     6
Subjects and Predicates     11
Watch Out for Run-ons!     15
How Do You Name Persons, Places, and Things? A Chapter about Nouns     19
Nouns     21
Singular Nouns     21
Plural Nouns     26
Proper and Common Nouns     34
Possessive Nouns     36
What Can You Use Instead of a Noun? A Chapter about Pronouns     43
Pronouns     44
Subject Pronouns     47
Object Pronouns     50
Possessive Pronouns     53
Putting Nouns and Pronouns into Action A Chapter about Verbs     59
Verbs     60
Action Verbs     61
Linking Verbs     65
Subject-Linking Verb Agreement     67
Verb Tenses     70
How Do You Describe and Compare? A Chapter about Adjectives and Adverbs     81
Adjectives and Adverbs     82
Describing with Adjectives     83
Comparing with Regular Adjectives     86
Comparing with Irregular Adjectives     92
Articles     100
Adverbs     102
Describing and Comparing with Adverbs     103
Changing Adjectives to Adverbs     105
Which Words Act Like Glue? A Chapter about Prepositions and Conjunctions     111
Prepositions     112
Prepositional Phrases     115
Conjunctions     118
Putting the Finishing Touches on Your Writing A Chapter about Capitalization and Punctuation     127
Capital Letters and Punctuation     129
Using Capital Letters     132
Punctuation     144
Punctuation Within a Sentence     144
Punctuation at the End of a Sentence     152
Do You Want to Know about Paragraphs? A Chapter about Writing Paragraphs     159
Paragraphs     160
Parts of a Paragraph     161
Writing Paragraphs     170
Connecting Sentences in Paragraphs     178
How Do You Write a Story? A Chapter about Story Writing     183
Deciding What to Write About     184
The Writing Process     185
Prewriting     185
Drafting     201
Revising     207
Editing     212
Publishing      214
Answer Key     216
Index     231\
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