Paragraphs for High School: A Sentence-Composing Approach

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"This series goes to higher ground by zooming in on authors' paragraphs through the sentence-composing approach. Throughout, emphasis is on elaboration-perhaps the biggest area for improvement in students' writing."

-Don and Jenny Killgallon

Following the success of their Sentence-Composing series and their Grammar: A Sentence-Composing Approach series, Don and Jenny Killgallon present a new series.

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Overview

"This series goes to higher ground by zooming in on authors' paragraphs through the sentence-composing approach. Throughout, emphasis is on elaboration-perhaps the biggest area for improvement in students' writing."

-Don and Jenny Killgallon

Following the success of their Sentence-Composing series and their Grammar: A Sentence-Composing Approach series, Don and Jenny Killgallon present a new series.

Paragraphs for High School: A Sentence-Composing Approach gives students new tools to write mature and varied sentences through imitating models by authors like John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, Maya Angelou, J.D. Salinger, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, and many others. Now, in this worktext, the Killgallons take the approach a step further by teaching students tools authors use to build paragraphs.

Using four power tools for building better sentences-the identifier, the elaborator, the describer, and the combo-and five techniques for building better paragraphs-unscrambling, imitating, assembling, combining, and expanding-students achieve a goal of good writing: elaboration.

Through the activities in this worktext, students--

  • learn, practice, and use tools that foster elaboration in paragraphs;
  • imitate how their favorite authors build sentences and paragraphs;
  • learn new punctuation marks to expand the way ideas can be expressed.

With recognizable authors as their mentors, students build confidence as their writing becomes more meaningful and masterful.

Download the Teacher's Booklet.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325042534
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 4/11/2012
  • Edition description: Student
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 229,758
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Don Killgallon is the originator of the sentence-composing approach and author of numerous sentence-composing worktexts. He is the author or coauthor of Paragraphs for Middle School (2013), Paragraphs for High School (2012), Grammar for College Writing (2010), Story Grammar for Elementary School (2008), Grammar for High School (2007), Grammar for Middle School (2006), Sentence Composing for Elementary School (2000), Sentence Composing for High School (1998), Sentence Composing for College (1998), Sentence Composing for Middle School (1997), and Daily Sentence Composing (Great Source). He's a veteran teacher of secondary English, a former specialist in middle and high school education for the state of Maryland, and currently a teacher of writing at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Jenny Killgallon is coauthor of Paragraphs for Middle School (2013), Paragraphs for High School (2012), Grammar for College Writing (2010), Story Grammar for Elementary School (2008), Grammar for High School (2007), Grammar for Middle School (2006), Sentence Composing for Elementary School (2000), and Daily Sentence Composing (Great Source). She is a veteran teacher of secondary English, and former writing specialist for the state of Maryland. She currently teaches ninth-grade English at Maryvale Preparatory School in Brooklandville, Maryland.

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Table of Contents

The Sentence-Composing Approach

The Sentence-Paragraph Link 1

Building Better Sentences

Best Sentences 4

Show Me How: Sentences 17

Sentence-Composing Tools For Better Paragraphs 32

The Identifier 35

The Elaborator 50

The Describer 67

The Combo 85

More Tools 104

Good Marks 112

Dash to Interrupt a Sentence 112

Semicolon to Link Two Sentences 116

Colon to Introduce a List 123

Building Better Sentences

Best Paragraphs 137

Show Me How: Paragraphs 141

Imitating Paragraphs 151

Unscrambling Paragraphs 173

Building Paragraphs 184

Partnering With A Pro 204

Your Invisible Teachers 224

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